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Unread 12-26-2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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Rallylight/Hella headlight upgrade install

Headlight upgrades are a popular topic. Many JK owners have already done this upgrade, I'm just posting this thread to show others how easy it is...

The first pic shows the components that come in the kit..
2 new Hella lenses, wiring harness and the bulbs are Phillips extreme +80's(these were an upgrade on the order)

Second pic shows the business end of the wiring harness.

Third pic is laying out the new harness, loosely for now...

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Unread 12-26-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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After removing the old passenger side headlight(slide the red tab), plug the wiring harness into the plug socket.
Run the the plug out the hole..
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Unread 12-26-2010, 01:35 PM   #3
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The new lenses are a much better quality than stock...

The second pic is the harness still laying loose....

Third pic is getting it all zip tied down...
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Unread 12-26-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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Last two pics...all done and fired up...
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Unread 12-26-2010, 01:43 PM   #5
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In hindsight, I would bring the harness in the house and get it warm, things were kinda stiff and I will probably re-do in the spring.

This arrived on Christmas Eve, and within an hour it was in...

I must say that the only reason it took that long was (beer) the cold....

This is an incredible upgrade and the best $200.00 I've spent..
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Unread 12-26-2010, 01:51 PM   #6
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I see you went around the back of the engine compartment. I went through the front. anyway nice pictures.

Its a very nice upgrade wait till your try the Brights in the dark lol, the highway signs glare back very brightly.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 02:02 PM   #7
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I see you went around the back of the engine compartment. I went through the front. anyway nice pictures.

Its a very nice upgrade wait till your try the Brights in the dark lol, the highway signs glare back very brightly.
Yeah, I went around the firewall because all my aux. wiring is routed there(the red wires).

Oh man, some of the signs nearly blind you...lol
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Nice write-up, Joel.

Don't forget to aim them.
I found that the Hellas need to be a little higher than other e-code lights on lowbeam.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 03:17 PM   #9
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Yep, great write up. It is a very easy install.
I did mine last winter. Except I did it in the warehouse at work to keep warm.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 03:59 PM   #10
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Nice write-up, Joel.

Don't forget to aim them.
I found that the Hellas need to be a little higher than other e-code lights on lowbeam.
Thanks....
I agree, although I'm already looking at the Cibies..lol, heck they're only $70. or so.

My t-15 is residing in the center console currently....
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Unread 12-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #11
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My t-15 is residing in the center console currently....
Even after I aimed mine i kept mine handy for about a week.. (didnt always drive at night) till i felt comfortable that i wasn't blinding anyone and wasn't wasting any light being aimed wrong.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 03:26 AM   #12
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My t-15 is residing in the center console currently....
I think that every serious gizmo-head that owns a JK ultimately winds up with a resident T15 driver in their Jeep.
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Thanks Joel
Added to the F.A.Q.
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where did you get the wiring harness???
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where did you get the wiring harness???
Rallylights dot com.
They're very familiar with what you'd need; just call them.
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