Hey guys, it's Nick from F150LEDs.com. Today, we're here with our 2017 F250 Super Duty truck, and we've shown you how to make an instant upgrade to the front end appearance by installing the Gen2 Raptor Style Extreme Amber LED grill kit here. It's very easy to install and we're going to show you how it's done right now.
One of the great things about this LED grill kit is how versatile it is, meaning you can go with the three light kit with one in the center, or a four light kit and spread them out depending on your grill and depending on your style and how you want these lights to look. Plus, you can mount them on different bars of your grill. So if you want to come more in the mid-section or here at the very top of your grill, you have that flexibility. But that means our very first step is deciding where you want to mount your lights. All right. So for the video today, I'm going to mount them here at the very top. Okay? That just means that our wire's going to come right over the top and when we close our hood, you're not going to be able to see it. Now, if you were to mount your lights here in the grill, you would just run your wire right behind the grill and it'd be completely hidden. Okay?
So let's go ahead and get started. I'm going to, like I said, mount here at the very top, and I'm going to go with a three light kit. So I'm going to have one in the center and then I'm going to space two out evenly. But before we mount our light, go ahead and take the included surface cleaning and promotion adhesion wipe here and just make sure you got a really clean surface where your lights are going to go. Okay? This is going to really help those lights get a really firm hold, so you don't have to worry about them ever coming off. So I'm going to come about right here with my second light. Then my third light's going to be right here. Okay?
So now let's go ahead and get our first light on the grill. Just peel this red protective layer off our automotive grade adhesive. This is very strong. Once it's mounted up and got a little time to cure out, you don't have to worry about going through car washes, weather, or anything like that. These lights are IP68 weatherproofed. So I'm going to come directly in the center here of the grill, just going to get my light pushed all as far back as it'll go and right up against the top of this and just apply firm pressure upwards toward the mounting surface like so. Okay.
Now what I'm going to, I'm just going to take some common electrical tape, take a piece off, and then I'm just going to wrap our wires as close as possible to the side here. I'm just going to kind of use this electrical tape to help hold this wire in place. It's not necessary, but it'll just help keep things tidy and clean. So just like that. All right. Now, we'll do the same thing for our other two lights here. So I'm going to space this one out, let's see, towards the center of this. I don't want to go too far. So like I said, this is going to be based on preference so you can get them as close to or as far as you'd like. I'll do about right... I'm going to center it with this. This is a big truck. All right. Like so, same thing. Take some electrical tape.
So now, if you're installing these lights in any other spot, the wire will just go directly back and you won't have to worry about the electrical side tape or wrapping the wire over. But for this particular grill and install, it was the best method. You can also drill a little bit out if you like, and then you, again, don't have to worry about doing the tape. But again, I think this is a good because again, once you close the hood, you won't be seeing the wires. For our last light, going to match it with the other side and come here in the center six. Yeah. There we go. Again, I've got a little electrical tape. Right here, wire up just to help again, hold that in place and keep it clean. All right. So our lights, that's all there is to getting them installed. Ready to go. So now, what you're going to want to do is connect or run your lights here and we're going to connect them to the power harness. So I'm just going to wrap my wires kind of under the grill a little bit and just going to bring them all to the center spot where I'm going to connect them to the harness and then zip tie it to the frame and keep it clean. Kind of got some fat fingers here. There we go. Okay.
So now, we've got all three of our IP68 connectors here coming from our light. Now, this is our power harness that I'm going to connect directly to the lights. Okay? So I'm going to bring it underneath again. How you route, this is up to you. I'm just trying to keep it as clean as possible. Now, I'm just going to connect the power harness to each of these lights. So obviously, there's a male and female. Make sure that you get a full click and hear it. Okay. Now, I've got all the lights connected. What I'm going to do is I'm going to kind of pull any of that loose slack out of the lines. With the slack out of the line, what we're going to do is zip tie our connection and extra wire here right to the frame of the truck just so it's again, kept clean and you don't have to worry about it interfering with any of the engine components. Okay. Then we'll turn that off here in a second.
The last thing that we need to do is simply hook our lights up for power. What we're going to be doing is tapping this headlight side marker light. Now, if your F250 is equipped with the OEM LED headlights, you're going to be tapping the harness that plugs into the back of the headlight housing itself. You'll just have to check the written instructions for that. This is the halogen model, so we're going to be showing you how to you just reach around. You're going to counterclockwise turn on the side marker light knob, and just pull directly out. Okay? Now, this is a side marker light. What we're going to be doing is tying into this ground and power wire here on the side marker light. So we're going to take our harness side and we're going to be using our easy quick splice connectors. Okay?
So this is an easy quick splice connector. You can click the card above for a detailed video on how these work and how to install them. But basically, there's two channels. You're going to slide this open channel here over the wire and make sure the wires all the way in like so. Okay. So now, it's in this out totally open channel, and then there's one channel that's closed. I want to put the black against the black. So you'll put this open wire down into this channel here just like so. Make sure it's all the way in. Now, I'm going to take some pliers here and squeeze down just to connect the two wires like so. Okay? So now, you've got your ground wire from the Raptor kit here attached to the ground wire here on your side marker light. Okay? They'll be in the same circuit.
Now, I'm going to do the same thing for this power side. So take our easy to use quick splice connector here, put it over this wire just like so. Now, I'm going to take the power wire from our Raptor kit here, center and enter it into this channel like so. Okay. Now, I'm going to take my wires again, squeeze down on the middle tab to make the connection between the two. Okay. That's all there is to tapping for power and ground here on the side marker light. Now, I'm just going to tuck the light back into its socket and we should be good to go, test our lights.
So that's all there is to installing our LED grill kit here on your 2017 and up Ford Super Duty truck. The camera can't capture how bright it is and how great it looks, but it really is an instant upgrade to the front end of your truck. Plus, it's going to make you and your family safer at night because your truck's going to stand out and be more noticeable to other drivers and other people that are out near the roads. We highly recommend it. You can check out all of our custom LED lighting products specifically for your Ford F150 and Super Duty trucks at F150LEDs.com. We truly appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you there. Thanks, guys.