Hey guys, it's Nick from F150LEDs.com and we've got a solution to the dim and dingy front map lights on your 2015 and up Ford series F-150 trucks. We're going to be solving it with our CREE XPG2 hyper white, hyper bright led direct replacement kit. All right, so the installation's easy. They're going to look a lot better. It's going to be really clean, hyper white, and it's going to be much brighter so that you can actually see what you're doing inside the cab. The installation again is easy. I'm going to show you how it's done right now.
Okay. The first thing that we want to do is make sure our interior lights are off here and that we've got the dome light button set to off so that these lights aren't going to come on. All right, so secondly, what we need to do is remove this overhead unit from the headliner. So you can use your fingers and just kind of pry around the edges and just kind of pull it down, I'm going to use a flat head screwdriver. Just to make sure if you're using something like this that you don't pierce the headliner. And just kind of apply pressure down, the overhead unit here will just pop away from the headliner, just like so. Okay, so now it's going to be hanging by some harness connections here. Depending on your trim level, whether you've got the moon roof or a sun roof or whatever configuration your F-150 is, your overhead unit here might appear a little bit different. It might have two or three different connections, but overall, this installation removal process is exactly the same. Okay, so I'm going to go ahead and disconnect these wires here, like so.
Okay, now that we've got our overhead unit removed from the headliner and our wire disconnections made, we're going to next remove this top plastic piece so that we can get to the lights that we're going to be replacing. First thing we're going to want to do is go ahead and remove this black plastic covering here. So pull this wire away. Now we're going to use a T15 Torx screwdriver here to remove these two bolts, here and here. So other side. Okay. And also notice that on the side here, there's a couple tabs that I kind of hold it in place. So you can use a flat head screwdriver to kind of pry this cover off, like so. All right, so with our plastic covering removed, you'll see the two bulbs, there'll be here. So one here, we've got the original still installed and this is where we want to get to.
So we've already removed the original here. All right, so this is where we are replacing it with our newly upgraded CREE XPG2 LED units. Okay. So to remove these, basically, there's three black tabs here. You can use some tweezers and pull off on them. But the thing is we're not going to be reusing them because the new CREE XPG2 units have 3m backing. So this is what we're after. So we don't actually need the pins. We're just going to be using a 3m adhesive to apply our new lights. So you can go ahead and pry the old light away from the housing, be gentle about it, and these tabs will just come up as you work them, like so. Be able to pull it away.
Just like that. Now to remove this ribbon from our control board here, you can just take a flat head screwdriver. And on the right and left side just kind of gently pull that little bar out. It's kind of what locks in place and the ribbon will release. Okay. So now if you've got any remaining tabs here, you can use some pliers and just pull it directly out and you want an even surface. So we're going to do that now and then we'll show you how to install the upgraded CREE XPG LEDs.
Now that we've got a smooth surface and our pins pulled out, let's go ahead and take our upgraded LEDs and you're going to want to go ahead and attach the ribbon. So you'll notice that there's a gold side on the ribbon and a darker side. The gold side is what side faces this control board. And there's the gold side down, exactly in the same spot where you removed the ribbon earlier and then press this white tab back into place. It's going to hold it down, lock it in. Okay. Just like so. Now we can go ahead and remove our 3m adhesive covering there. Then just put it right into place. I'm trying to do this so the camera can see it. There you go. Yeah, you'll feel it lock back into place and then just apply pressure evenly. Make sure that it's really secured down there, like so. Push the ribbon down. And then we're going to do the exact same thing on this side.
So it's a very easy direct placement process here. So were going to put our ribbon in. Push the tab back down. Gold side down on the board. Line up our LED, like so. Apply pressure all the way around. Take my ribbon down. That's it. Okay. Now that we've got our upgraded LEDs installed here on this overhead unit, let's go ahead and reconnect our harnesses, like so. And then we'll just be able to pop it back into place, like so. All right. Now a moment of truth.
Cut your lights back on. Oh yeah, yeah. Dramatic difference. Huge upgrade over the factory lighting. They look much, much better. Hyper white light, plus they're much brighter. Even when we've got all these lights on for this video, I can already see, the floorboard, I can see around me much better, is definitely a big upgrade over the factory lighting. Highly recommend this upgrade. You can check it out at F150LEDs.com where you'll find all of our custom led lighting products built specifically for your Ford F-150. We truly appreciate your support. Be sure to click subscribe below and we'll see you at F150LEDs.com soon. Thanks, guys.