Hey, guys! This is Nick from F150LEDs.com. Today, we're here with our '17 Super Duty truck, and we're going to be showing you how to swap out those dim, dingy, ugly, yellow headlights with some hyper-bright white Cree LED lights from F150LEDs.com.
Now, obviously, the headlight system is your most important lighting system on your truck. It's critical to upgrade this component to give you optimal vision at night, which is going to greatly improve your F250 or Super Duty driving experience. It's critical, because it's going to make you and your family safer. Plus, it's going to make a huge upgrade to the cosmetics of the truck.
Our MKV LED headlights consist of quad Cree XHP50.2 LED chips. Now, a single chip is capable of producing over 4,000 lumens. So you're going to be somewhere ballpark at cranking out around 15,000 to 16,000 lumens per headlight. They're going to be extremely bright. They're extremely efficient chips. The MKV bulb also features a copper PCB heat sink to help distribute the heat, as well as an extra-large heat dissipation fan on the rear of the unit.
Now, the entire bulb is constructed out of aircraft-grade aluminum, 6063. So it's going to be completely weather-resistant and waterproof. This headlight system is going to be incredible upgrade to your Super Duty experience. So, let's go ahead and walk you through the install.
The first thing that we need to talk about is whether your Super Duty is equipped with a gas or diesel engine, because a diesel engine requires a little bit more steps in the process to gain access to the bulbs. This particular Super Duty has a gas engine, so all that's needed here on the passenger side for a gas engine setup is to remove this air dam. There's two clips on the sides. You can push in and pull up to remove this air manifold here. That's going to give us access directly behind the headlight assembly here so that we can swap out the bulbs from those dim, dingy halogens to our high-powered LEDs. The driver's side is already open, so you'll already be able to reach your hand behind and swap those bulbs. Now, if you have a diesel, the extra steps required are going to be that we're going to need to take this headlight assembly away from the truck.
All right, we're going to walk you through that right now. So step number one, we need to remove this plastic shroud covering here. In order to do that, there's about 10 of these push-in tabs. We're just going to take a flat head screwdriver, and you can just kind of pry the top up on them, like so. Then you'll just be able to pull it directly from the truck. So there's about 10 of these, and we're going to remove them now. With our push-in tabs removed, we'll be able to pull this shroud away from the truck.
The next thing that we need to do is remove a series of 10mm bolts here, located on the front plastic edge of the grill. You can just use a size 10mm socket or wrench to remove these. Now that we've got our 10-millimeter bolts removed, we'll be able to pull this grill front directly away from the truck. All right, so keep in mind there's two alligator clips here behind this vented area on both sides of the truck. We're going to kind of try and put our pressure as close to those alligator clips as we can. It's just going to take some firm pressure, but it will pop loose, just like so. Now, we're going to do the same thing for the other side. Okay, so now our grill is completely disconnected from the truck. So just be careful that you don't scratch it or the paint, and let's set it to the side.
With our grill removed, we'll be able to remove the four bolts that are holding this headlight assembly in place. There's two located right here on the inside, one here, one here. There's another located here at the top. There's also one here around the side. All right, so they're 10mm bolts. We're going to go ahead and remove those now. Now these on the inside, it's a little bit helpful to use an extension. So let's swap that out. Okay. Now, there's one remaining bolt here on the side. To remove this last bolt here on the side, just pull down on this rubber gasket here, find your bolt, and you'll feel it release from the truck if it didn't come out with your socket. I'm just going to take some flat head pliers here and grab the bolt head and pull it directly out like so.
Now that we've got our four bolts removed, we'll better pull this headlight assembly directly from the truck. Now, it does take a little finagling and angling to get it out. The best way that I've found to do it is to pull down on the headlight assembly like so, and then work this edge underneath this front fender here, and then kind of pull out. Then we're going to pull up like so. Then I'm going to rotate this bottom side out. So just like so. Now our headlight assembly is completely free from the truck, and I'm just going to give these bulbs and their connectors a counterclockwise turn. That's going to release them from the headlight housing.
Getting our LED headlights installed here is extremely easy. We're going to remove this rubber gasket here, because we've got our own seal on our headlight. Now, what you're going to want to do is find your three tabs here. You're going to find the largest tab and line it up with the largest opening here in the headlight housing. You're going to insert the bulb like so, and then you're going to grab the lock collar ring here, rotate clockwise until it locks into place like so. Now take the rubber seal and slide it over your headlight, and you're just going to stretch it over our fan unit all the way down like so below the fan. Now we're just going to secure it to the headlight housing itself. Kind of push it in and then work it around the ring. You want to make sure that the seal is good, solid, so you don't have any ... You can use a flat head screwdriver like so, and kind of work down in the areas where you think it might not be fully seated like here, like that.
Okay. Now, that that's seated, we won't have any issues with moisture or anything like that. Now we're going to connect our F150LEDs headlight ballasts here like so. When you hear a firm click, you'll know it's firmly seated, like that. Okay. So now this light is ready to go. We'll do the same thing for this light. Find your large tab, line it up like so, grab your lock ring collar until you feel it click in. Okay. Now we're going to grab our grommet and slide it over our headlight fan like so. Then we'll get it fully seated and connect our ballasts. Then once we do that, we'll take this headlight housing back to the truck, and we're going to be using the ballast connector here to connect right to the existing headlight bulb harness.
Now that we're back at the truck, we just need to hook up our new LED ballasts to the original bulb harness of the truck like so. We'll connect both ballasts, one to each of the harness. Now we'll be able to reinstall our bulbs, our front marker, and our front blinker here into the headlight housing, get it back on the truck, and we'll be done.
Okay. So we've got our lights installed, and they're extremely bright. The camera can't capture how much light these things put off. In fact, they're probably washing out the shot right now. But we guarantee that you're going to be more than happy getting these lights installed on your truck. They're going to definitely improve your nighttime driving experience and make the truck safer for you and your family and for those around you. Plus, they're going to look amazing and really upgrade the appearance of your Ford Super Duty truck.
You can check them out at F150LEDs.com, where you'll find all of our custom-built LED lighting products built specifically for your Ford F150 and Super Duty trucks. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there. Thanks, guys!