Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

2005 - 2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by Latemodel Restoration


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
LordRipberger
3rd Gear Member

 
LordRipberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 2006 V6 Mustang
Location: Purdue University Alum in MD
Posts: 515
Default Headlight Install

Hey guys,

I will buying a pair of halo headlights soon and wanted to get some information on the install so that when they arrive I can get right to it.

I want the halos come on with my turn-signals (unless this is really difficult, then I will go with the fogs.) What do I have to do in order to make this work? Do I need to slice wires, figure out how to run a cable to the switch in the cab, what? A step by step would be phenomenal; any photos would be great too.

Thanks.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
LordRipberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
adidasUNT8
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 09 GT500
Location: Texas
Posts: 977
Send a message via AIM to adidasUNT8
Default

Chances are that the instruction manual will most likely come with directions on how to install them, I would think. I think you can splice into one of the wires on the back-side of the headlight switch. It isn't difficult to do, but I wouldn't attempt it without instructions.
__________________

2006 Mustang GT - SOLD
2009 GT500 with some goodies - the stable
adidasUNT8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
wayne613
4th Gear Member
 
wayne613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2008, GT/CS
Location: Gallifrey
Posts: 1,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LordRipberger View Post
I want the halos come on with my turn-signals (unless this is really difficult, then I will go with the fogs.) What do I have to do in order to make this work? Do I need to slice wires, figure out how to run a cable to the switch in the cab, what? A step by step would be phenomenal; any photos would be great too.
You can do what I believe you're inferring, but it would involve tapping your high-beams using a latching relay. Slap a latching relay on either of the high beam lines, so when you flash them briefly your halos are triggered on, then a subsequent flash will trigger them back off again. No drilling, no running a switch, etc..

This is from the installing HID thread a page over I answered last night, gives all the car's wiring:
http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=40&viewfile...0Autolamps.pdf
using http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=40&viewfile=Symbols.pdf(page 3 to verify color wiring abbreviations)

Really, I'd just wire a relay (if it doesn't come with one) to the parking lights so the halos are on when the parking lights are on.
__________________
4.10s, 285rwhp/297rwtq - SCT, "we suck so you don't have to"
¨Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
¨--Ben Franklin

Last edited by wayne613; 04-16-2012 at 12:48 PM.
wayne613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
Andrew Christian
2nd Gear Member

 
Andrew Christian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 2012 Ford Mustang GT
Location: TX
Posts: 178
Judge Shinobi
Default

http://www.americanmuscle.com/smoked...0509.html#tab2

Best installation guide out there. Go to the middle of the page and go to the "Installation" tab. There is a nice video which should guide you step by step.
__________________
2012 Mustang GT
[Sold]2007 Mustang v6
Andrew Christian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
LordRipberger
3rd Gear Member

 
LordRipberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 2006 V6 Mustang
Location: Purdue University Alum in MD
Posts: 515
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wayne613 View Post
Really, I'd just wire a relay (if it doesn't come with one) to the parking lights so the halos are on when the parking lights are on.
This is what I wanted. I had a brain fart and could not think of parking lights. In my head I kept seeing my turn-signal lights on (parking lights) and wanted the halos to come on at the same time.
LordRipberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
wayne613
4th Gear Member
 
wayne613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2008, GT/CS
Location: Gallifrey
Posts: 1,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LordRipberger View Post
This is what I wanted. I had a brain fart and could not think of parking lights. In my head I kept seeing my turn-signal lights on (parking lights) and wanted the halos to come on at the same time.
Not sure if the video linked by Andrew does this or not, probably not, and is inline with the parking lights, meaning it's actually getting it's load power from the same line. Not sure how much those will draw, but as a good general rule of thumb it's not a good idea to add after-market stuff to an existing used line, as they do things as cheaply as possible without any user add-ons to a circuit in mind.

In which case for our 05-09's:
http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=40&viewfile...se%20Lamps.pdf (Page 2)

Easiest to use would be either side's parking lamp circuit to trigger a relay for it (likely both, unless your going to wire the halo ons from the same circuit, so you need two relays).

Tracing the wiring in that area:
Dark green = 12v on for left front (drivers side)
Black with a pink stripe = 12v on for the right front (passenger side)


Hit radio-shack, or any automotive store and get a 12v, 20-40amp SPDT relay if this kit does not come with one. Around $5.
Click the image to open in full size.
Pin 86 = ground
Pin 85 = the dark green or black with pink stripe wire from the car

Pin 30 = Power on line to the halo lights
Pin 87 = Fused battery power line, or an unused properly rated(amperage) line from the BEC.

I split the above, as both groupings of 2 are interchangable, meaning 85 could be ground, and 86 could be the dark green/black with pink stripe, etc..

More information, should you need it: http://www.the12volt.com/relays/relays.asp

If you're going to go the above route, and not cut, then resolder the 3 leads together, I'd crimp but still use heat shrink tubing over, or wrap tightly with good electrical tape, then zip-tie at the end point so it doesn't unravel over time. Just need to make that as air-tight as possible to avoid corrosion, and obviously to avoid shorting shiznat.

Edit: I started to say the side-lamp for use, but this will flash when that side's turn-signal is used by the SJB... so yeah, eeeeee, wrong. Altered the above to parking lights for either side.
__________________
4.10s, 285rwhp/297rwtq - SCT, "we suck so you don't have to"
¨Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
¨--Ben Franklin

Last edited by wayne613; 04-16-2012 at 07:14 PM.
wayne613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
LordRipberger
3rd Gear Member

 
LordRipberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 2006 V6 Mustang
Location: Purdue University Alum in MD
Posts: 515
Default

I have never used the halos before or seem them come on. Do they come on instantly or do they need to warm up to their full potential like a florescent or HID bulb?
LordRipberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 04:16 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
05, 08, 94, 95, halo, headlight, headlights, in, install, mustang, signal, turn, work, working

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup