Well Boys and Girls... As promised, the headlights were baked, painted, Halo'ed(is that a word)
, LED Switchback turns and added some hardware. The "Kit" from AAC is not a plug and play kit so I figured I would do up a DIY as we go to eliminate any confusion for the fellow ram owners that want to install Dual Color Halo's, the right way!!!!
Tools and accessories required as follows:
Relay and harness
Approx. 30-40 ft of wire(I used red wire for red halo's and white for white)
Solder, but connectors, your choice.
Black RTV Silicone
Clamps, Tiestraps, whatever is available.
Where to start..... The Halo kit is a toggle switch and 4 rings. That's it, that's all. So how do you power the halo's and switch colors with a toggle???
I found a fella on a camaro forum(who I give credit to for the wiring instructions and diagrams
) You need to buy a $8 5pin relay and harness at the local parts store. This is needed to flip between colors!
Here is the diagram as to how you wire the relay into the circuit.
I mounted the Relay on my firewall right by the battery and brake mastercylinder. Run 2 wires throgh the grommet into the truck to where you'll mount the switch, 1 will be the hot and the 2nd will be the acc that powers the relay.I ran the ground for the switch to a bracket under the dash.
(I wired the truck as I waited for the weekend to come, get it outta the way) That took about 3 hours to do a nice clean install!! I won't get into all the wiring since the diagram is self explanatory. The Halo's are wired with 1 Hot and 2 grounds (1 per color). I wired the "hot" to my park lights and while I was at it I wired an extra connection pigtail off the Red Halo's so down the road I can add lights to the Red circuit!! The grounds wire to the relay as per diagram.
Remove the headlights by removing 2 screws at the front and 1 nut you access through a grommet in the wheel well. I pryed the housing away from the truck with a screwdriver wrapped in fabric.
Pre heat your oven to 230 degrees on bake( be sure to test fit the light first as oven sizes varyIMG_0280.jpg
. Insert housing for 10 mins. Note the tabs around the housing that you need to pop before you muscle the housings apart!!! Once apart make sure you reposition any tabs and squeeze the channel back together while things are warm(pliers work well)
If the housing doesn't separate, reheat when the housing is cool to the touch and try again. Be sure to remove all the old silicone as they will be resealed with new stuff.
Once apart,(now is a good time to paint or add hardware to the bezel). lay the halo's on and test fit everything taking into consideration where to run the wires. I drilled holes at the top of the bezel where the Halo's will sit and cover them. I wore latex gloves so I didn't get fingerprints on everything.
When your ready to adhere the rings, apply epoxy to the back of the ring where it contacts the bezel. Be careful if you hold the ring in place with any kind of tape as I lifted some of the chrome but was fortunate to be painting there anyway.
Once the epoxy cures, figure out routing and drill the back housing to accomadate the wires. Silicone that hole once the wires are ran. To reseal the housing, generously lay Black RTV silicone throughout the channel of the back housing and position everything back in place and secure the halves together with clamps or tie straps,etc. Spread and Remove any excess silicone as desired.
I let the silicone set with clamps on for about 16hrs. Then went over the seal again touching up any "weak" spots.
Mount them back into the truck attach the wires and Bob's your uncle!
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Here's a Vid of how it all looks at night!!!
Enjoy and if I can help anyone or missed something , by all means PM me and I'll do my best to help you!!