Upgrading the headlights of your Jeep YJ to LED technology is a fantastic way to enhance visibility, safety, and style. However, many Wrangler YJ owner may feel hesitant about the installation process, particularly if they lack electrical expertise. Fortunately, most of modern LED headlights are designed to be plug and play, simplifying the installation process. In this blog post, we will focus on the installation of LOYO Bronco-Style LED Headlights on a vehicle, specifically the YJ model. We will provide a step-by-step installation guide, accompanied by a video demonstration, addressing the connection of DRL (Daytime Running Lights) and Turn Signals.Introducing LOYO Bronco Style LED Headlights
LOYO Bronco style 5×7 inch LED headlights are an excellent choice for upgrading your Jeep Wrangler YJ. These headlights are going to add a modern touch to your classic vehicle, they are going to improve your visibility and reduce the strain on your electrical system by offering the following key features and performance specifications:
- Integrated high beam, low beam, white halo daytime running light and amber turn signal lights.
- DOT approved with capable high and low beams for great sight ahead.
- Bright illumination with 5000LM/55W (High Beam) and 3500LM/25W (Low Beam) on each side. You are not going to have any problem seeing whether it be on the trail or street
- The cold-white DRLs and amber turn signals stand out and enhance the chilling American muscle-inspired front lights.
- The sharp Z cut-off beam line outputs help the automobile stay legal and safe during travel by allowing great visibility without blinding oncoming traffic. Unlike others, our light goes where we want it to.
- Come with alonger lifespan compared to halogen or incandescent bulbs.
- IP67 waterproof rating, ensuring durability and protection against the elements.
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Installing 5x7 LED Headlights on YJ
Installing LED headlights on an YJ model, is a task most DIY enthusiasts can undertake. Here’s how to go about it:
Part 1: Removing the Existing Headlights
- Gather the necessary tools: You will need a Phillips head screwdriver or a drill.
- Remove the bezel: Carefully detach the bezel surrounding the headlight. This may involve removing screws or clips.
- Remove additional screws: Look for screws located on the top and underneath the headlight. Remove them, ensuring they do not drop into the grille.
- Prevent the headlight from falling out: As you remove the screws, support the headlight to prevent it from falling out.
- Disconnect the connector: Locate the connector at the back of the headlight and gently pull it straight out. No squeezing is required.
- Prepare the new headlight: Take your new 5x7 LED headlight and connect its plug to the connector you just removed.
- Reinstall the headlight bezel: Place the headlight back into position and secure it with the screws. Ensure the headlight is properly aligned. Then, reattach the bezel.
Part 2: Connecting the Turn Signal Light
- Remove the bezel around turn signal light: Carefully detach the bezel surrounding the turn signal light.
- Connect the Turn Signal wire: The fastest, easiest, and cheapest method involves using a fuse tap to connect the turn signal to the turn signal lights.
Part 3: Connecting the Daytime Running Light (DRL)
- Determine the connection method:Locate the fuse box: Identify the fuse box in your Wrangler YJ. It is typically located in the engine bay.
- Choose the appropriate fuse: Find a fuse that powers. The operating power for DRL is 12V.
- Install the fuse tap: Insert the fuse tap into the selected fuse slot, ensuring it is securely in place.
- Connect the DRL wires: Connect the wire from the DRL of the new headlight to the fuse tap wire for the ACC power.
- Test the functionality: Start your Wrangler YJ and check if the DRL and turn signal are working properly. If everything functions as expected, proceed to the next step.
Part 4: Finalizing the Installation
- Double-check all connections: Take a moment to review all the connections, ensuring they are properly secured and insulated.
- Adjust the headlight aim: If necessary, adjust the aim of the new headlights to ensure optimal visibility and road safety.
- Test the headlights at night: Once the installation is complete, wait until it gets dark and test your new headlights to ensure they provide adequate illumination.
With the increasing availability of plug-and-play designs, installing LED headlights has become more accessible, even for those with limited electrical experience. By following the step-by-step installation guide provided in this blog post and considering compatibility factors, such as the need for polarity converters in certain vehicle models, you can successfully install 5x7 LED headlights and enjoy their advantages.
Compatibility and Considerations for 5x7 LED Headlights
When it comes to compatibility, 5x7 LED headlights are incredibly versatile. Their design is typically rectangular, which suits a wide range of vehicles, particularly those manufactured in the 1980s and 1990s. Classic cars like the Jeep Cherokee XJ and Wrangler YJ, older Toyota pickups, and the Chevy Astro are prime candidates for these LED units. Many medium-duty trucks and some sedans with sealed beam headlight systems also fall within this compatibility range, especially those vehicles that use the common sealed beam standards, such as the H5054, H6054, and HP6054.
While 5x7 LED headlights cater to a universal fit, it's important to consider specific requirements for certain vehicle models.
- For TOYOTA Pickup: A negative Switched Conversion is required to swap out old headlights ( H6054 H5054 H6054LL 6014 6052 6053) for LEDs.
- For some Euro Version Cherokee XJ and Wrangler YJ models: If you intend to install 5x7 LED headlights on these specific models, it's important to note that the original headlight bucket and bezel may not accommodate the larger size of the LED headlights. To ensure a proper fit and installation, you may need to replace the existing bucket and bezel with ones specifically designed for 5x7 LED headlights. This will allow for a seamless integration of the new headlights into your vehicle's front end. Before purchasing the LED headlights, be sure to check the size of original headlights.
- For certain older vehicle models: There are voltage-related issues that may arise when installing 5x7 LED headlights with turn signal.Moreover, the outdated turn signal systems in these vehicles tend to draw much power, which can lead to compatibility problems with the LED blinkers. To ensure the proper functioning of the blinkers, it may be necessary to utilize a Flasher Relay Kit.