Our aftermarket Jeep accessories are always recommended to be installed professionally, however, if you would like attempt self-installation, here is a step-by-step guide along with a video that gives you some tips on properly installing your aftermarket Jeep halo headlights.
Our Jeep LED halo headlights have different wiring harnesses, but all aftermarket headlights with a Daytime Running Light have a very similar setup. They each come with two wires, an accessory wire and a DRL tripwire (this is what tells your fuse that the LED headlights are on and to turn off the Halo). The location of the wire might be different, but the idea is the same. No matter if you have one of our aftermarket Jeep LED headlights or another brand, the following tutorial should give you all the insight you need to get the job done.
What you will need:
- 18-gauge electrical wire
- Fuse tap
- Electrical tape
- Butterfly connectors
- Wire splice connectors
- Wire cutter
- Hex screwdriver to remove headlights
For starters, the Jeep LED halo headlights installation process should only take roughly 30-45 minutes. If it takes much longer, you’re more than likely doing something wrong.
To begin replacing your Jeep headlights, you first have to remove the grill. Find the six pins in the top of the grill, and remove them with a flathead screwdriver, being sure to stow them in a cup or somewhere they won’t get misplaced. There will then be six clips at the bottom of the grill that you need to unlatch. Do this by pulling the top of the grill firmly towards you, but not overly aggressive to the point that you snap the plastic clips.
Once the grill is removed, remove the four hex screws around the silver edging of each of the headlights. Then take the stock headlights and adapters out
Follow the diagram that comes with your headlights, then undo the blinker wiring attached to your grill and take the yellow wire (for the blinker) and splice it into the blinker wire harness.
You can test which wire is the correct one to splice your new wire to by taking the metal tip and touching it to the wires in the blinker harness while you have the blinker engaged to see which one is the positive wire.
If you don’t want the blinker for your halo, you do not have to attach this wire. It is a feature of these halo headlights if you so choose.
Once you get your new halo headlights screwed into place, mount your wiring harness and ballast with screws somewhere safe under the hood such as the air filter.
Take the three wires from the wiring harness and run them to the fuse box:
- Black wire - ground to the battery
- Red wire: power wire; plug into your accessory fuse (biggest fuse on end of the box)
- Bend the wire prong, unplug the accessory fuse, and place the prong over the positive side of the fuse plug — leaving the slot open to still plug in the fuse.
- Place the fuse back in over top of your wire prong.
- Once snug and secure, your daytime lights should be running and active.
- Yellow wire: blinker wire attached to turn signals on the positive side (either splice the wire or remove the old one)
- Battery accessory fuse - daytime running lights on/off relay switch
- Put yellow wire into the blue 15 amp fuse spot (m18) for nighttime running lights
- Every time you turn on your headlights, this sends a signal to the yellow wire to flip off the halos.
- So at night, when you turn on your headlights, the LED lights will light up but not the halos — keeping your Jeep street legal.
Have newer LED halo headlights with a DRL feature similar to this? See how to hook it up here:
We hope this step-by-step guide helps you with the installation of your new Altitude Jeep LED halo headlights. If you have any more questions or concerns, please reach out to us at CustomerService@AltitudeJeep.com for more information on successful Jeep headlight installation.