You hooked your truck up with a lift kit, fender flares, and a tonneau cover for a look that says “I’m ready for the zombie apocalypse”. But, you left the stock headlights in place? Sadly, turning on those ugly, yellowed, oil lantern look-a-likes, has more than just the zombies in your path groaning. Install a brighter set of headlights, driving lights and headlight bulbs to project a beam of light that’s strong enough to blind the undead.
Headlight and Driving Light Replacement
Whether you are driving a car, truck or SUV, your adventure starts by:
- Opening the hood and locating the backside of the headlight assembly.
- Gently disconnect the harnesses from each headlight assembly and move them aside.
- The headlight bulbs are generally removed by turning the exposed plug counter clockwise for ¼ of a turn.
- With surgically clean hands (good luck), install the replacement bulbs without touching the glass portion, in the opposite order of the removal.
- With the operation complete, flick them on and try not to stare.
The Final Steps
Swapping out the entire headlight assembly or driving lights is a bit trickier and varies depending on the vehicle:
- Note the position of the alignment screws in case they need to be removed to get the light out.
- Locate and unscrew the hold-down bolts, and pull the light out of the car.
- Carefully, line-up the new light with the mounting holes and tighten the hold-down bolts to manufacturer’s specification.
- Finally, plug in the harnesses and enjoy your bright, new lights.
What Headlight is Right for You?
Spyder headlights, Anzo Headlights and PIAA lights make bolting on style and blinding performance simple. Even turn signal, brake light and instrument LED lights for cars fit just like the originals. Best of all, if you have any questions on what headlights and driving lights that even the living are shuffling toward, check out our headlight reviews. Or, leave a comment below.