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Old 09-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Changing the LED in your RS headlights.

This DIY is for people that want to change out there white LED's in there RS headlight, Its for the halo light GM has only 1-1watt LED in there, This is for more powerful LED's and RGB LED's.

There are lots of threads on how to remove the front bumper so i want repeat them, Next you need to remove the headlights and all wires from it, next remove the plastic 90% wind seal that is bolted to the bottom of the headlight.




Next is you need to open the headlight, thanks to AAC we know how to do that, There is a video on how to do it i say look at it 2-4 times till you get it, the key is if the light cools done put it back in the oven.

Now that the head light is open there are 4 screws that hold the halo in place remove them and the halo and heat sink comes out, it will look like this, you can see there is one led in there.



Remove the 2 screws holding the heat sink to the halo.



Next install new LED, To do that you may need to drill in to the top of the halo, For the deeper RGB you can use a 3/8 drill and all you do is put a crown in it so the new LED sits in it all the way flush, Then get some clear nail polish and brush it on where you drilled.




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Old 09-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Thanks for this! I am looking to do this over the winter as a project!
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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Did you have to change out resistors? Or add a resistor for each leg on the led? How did you splice in a controller? Don't leave us hanging!
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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I will been hard at work and have not got it done but will try to by Friday.

And yes you do need to add the right resistor on any LED you add if its a lose LED's.

Here is a good site to calc what you need for a resistor's.

http://led.linear1.org/1led.wiz
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #5
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I seriously JUST recommended that site to another member... . By the way, I love your work!
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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I seriously JUST recommended that site to another member... . By the way, I love your work!
Thank you, I try.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #8
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be patient, he's installing the RGB LEDs in a few members lights right now
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:30 PM   #9
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:43 PM   #10
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I am tired to night but will update after work Thursday.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:04 PM   #11
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #12
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Updates!? I wanna try this out i have a bunch of high powered leds at home!
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:14 PM   #13
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:57 PM   #14
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I bought the stuff to do mine last weekend. Just have about two dozen questions and another three weeks before I can make my attempt. No rush Ofer, but please take lots of pics!
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Have my second set in apart now and have 20 pics of them, But i will not take pics of how to open the headlight, its been done on youtube.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:08 PM   #17
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I've seen the video. The only issues I'm foreseeing are with how to wire them up so they come on white like they're supposed to then control them with my controller to shift them. Then where to run the wires,etc. Thanks for your invaluable insight in this and so many of your other posts. They've helped me, and got me in trouble with the wife, countless times!
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:32 PM   #18
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #19
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I've seen the video. The only issues I'm foreseeing are with how to wire them up so they come on white like they're supposed to then control them with my controller to shift them. Then where to run the wires,etc. Thanks for your invaluable insight in this and so many of your other posts. They've helped me, and got me in trouble with the wife, countless times!

That is why if you are using a RGB LED you need the controller it will have pre mixed colors set.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:29 PM   #20
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I might have missed something, but where are you buying the parts to do this project?
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I might have missed something, but where are you buying the parts to do this project?
From 2SSRS. He sells a kit that includes everything needed for the install.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:56 PM   #22
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Any chance on getting the second half of the write up this weekend? I ended up getting an actual day off!
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:23 AM   #23
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Here you go more pics and info.


In this pic you see what i did is cover the light pipe with some silver tape,( its used for AC ducts in your home at the time of the build)



You need to add it so you will not see it ones you but the head light back together, so after you get the area between the screw's done lay it back to see how much more you need to do.



So you can see i add the tape to the 2 sides that can not be seen, this helps to not loss any light out the sides, Do not add any tape on the top of the LED Mount this tape lets electricity pass and it will burn out your LED's, If you want to know how i know, I have lots of burn out LED's if any one wants a good deal on them let me know. LOL



This is as far is you tape so the led can sit in the pad and not touch the tape,
Now test if your LED will sit fat on the light pie.



So you see in this pic my led does not sit flat on top so we need to make it di so.



here is what to do get a drill bite that you can drill a crown in to it.



ones you do that and its as deep as it needs to be to set the led in to it you will have to do one more step.



As you can see it looks like crap,LOL this is where a wife or girl friend comes in handy, you need to borrow there clear nail polish add a drop and work it around the crown we made in the light pipe. ( For you guys if you do some of the mods i do ask your girl to get you your own bottle clear nail polish you will need it)



Now set the new LED in place and set the heat sink on and set the bolts back slowly if its not going down all the way see why, you may have the wires in the way or the crown is not set deep as you think it was, do not over tighten and brake the parts, now set it all up and drill to the housing so you can pull the new wires and your done, all you need to do is seal the headlight housing.


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Old 10-31-2011, 09:01 PM   #24
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One last thing, If you do this remember to tape the end of the old power wires from the stock LED's.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:16 AM   #25
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if i send you my lights would you be able to get it all done ? i dont have any tools and no trusted shops to do it for me.
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