HOW TO INSTALL YOUR NEW LED HEADLIGHT UPGRADE:
(Important: To ensure maximum reliability we strongly recommend separating the copper belts prior to first use. It is crucial to separate the belts to maximize the surface area. Failure to expand the copper belts will reduce the operating life significantly.)
1. Start by removing the dust cap & previous globe from the back of the headlight. Generally, twist to the left with some globes held in by a spring clip.
2. Those with sealed headlight units may find it easier to plug the driver module to the factory connection and slip inside the housing. Now the LED globe can be fitted & locked into position (twist or spring clip). (Some globes have removable collars. These can be removed from the globe & installed into the housing before the globe to remove the copper tails from becoming an obstruction during this step.)
3. Now that the globe is fitted and all connections have been plugged in, make sure the copper belts are separated as much as possible for best heat dissipation. Lastly, compress everything down to fit inside the housing (sealed headlight).
4. For unsealed headlights, the copper belts can remain outside the dust cover along with the driver module as displayed below.
5. Some Copper Head models are fitted with an adjustable collar to alter the projection of light. Once fitted, if you find the beam has dark spots, artifacts of light or other unusual characteristics, twist the globe to the next notch to rectify. A few turns may be needed to achieve the correct beam. Refer to the below diagram for the ideal beam pattern.
As displayed you can see the beam shows a distinct cut off line with a kink/elbow to the left side of the beam.
If you experience issues such as flickering, dash warnings, etc... after installation, your vehicle may require an additional CANBUS module. Essentially your vehicle is checking the current &/or voltage of the headlight globe. As a factory halogen globe will draw around 5a, with converting to LED that number drops to between 1.1a - 2.6a which will trip the vehicle's computer.
Some vehicles may only experience as little as a bulb out warning on the dash. Others may flicker or in some cases turn off the headlights for a short period of time to try and refresh the headlight as it thinks there is an issue with the globe. This can be rectified with a CANBUS module that will fit between the driver on the LED conversion and the factory plug. This will bring the current/voltage up to the range the vehicle is expecting.