You’re here to learn how to install Halo Rings into your vehicle, right? If so, then you’ve found the right guide. Below, we’ll walk you through the need-to-know steps (along with many installation tips) that will help you to get your Halo Rings up and running as safely and easily as possible. Rest assured, almost any Halo Ring requires the same basic installation, so even if you’re not overly confident in your abilities to complete this job, we’re here to tell you that it’s not that bad. The required tools are minimal, the time for installations vary, but can usually be done from start to finish in a few hours, and the hardest part usually involves being patient to see your Halos in action. To that end, let's just make sure of something first. Did you do a bench test of your halos when you opened the box like we told you to? If you did, we're so proud of you. :) If you didn't...there's still time for redemption! Simply connect the wires to a 12v power source and make sure all of your shiny things light up. Let’s get going!
OK. It’s kind of a silly question, but an important one: “What do you need Halo Rings for?” Are they just for car shows and meets, rolling up to parties in style, or can they be an around the clock flair? Hey, even if you’re just into over-equipping your vehicle with a plethora of aftermarket accessories, we’re not judging. We just want you to know what products and parts you’ll need, and also if it’s legal before you spend one dime of your hard earned money on the parts. Have you checked your state laws about owning and using these incredibly bright lights yet? In most states, installing colored Halo Rings is fine, but there are serious restrictions on where you may use them – especially when it comes to major roads. Colors like red and blue on the road are reserved for first responder vehicles only, by law. That’s why using them for regular driving purposes, or pretty much anywhere besides parking lots, race tracks and your own property, can get you into a lot of trouble with cops and attract possible fines. Other colors vary legality by state. It’s best, then, to check your state laws and gather some intel on your lights before making a purchase. “The-more-you-know!”
If you’ve checked your laws on Halo Rings, and you’re ready to move forward on making a purchase, then it’s time to determine what you need, and how it’s going to be installed. This is a fun phase, but it takes some planning. There’s quite a variety of Halo Ring sizes and shapes, and for the installation, you’re going to need a knowledge of how to safely and carefully take apart your current headlight assemblies, and just as importantly be able to wire your halos and reseal your assemblies.
The next step in planning your installation is crucial: you’ll need to set aside enough time to complete your project, making room for possible delays. It's somewhat difficult to use your daily driver when you've got its eyeballs torn out. If you're new to hands-on headlight surgery, give yourself some grace and realize that it could take you longer than you'd expect.
Lastly, it’s good to plan out what tools are required in order to perform the installation of your Halo Rings.
We touched on the idea in the “Planning and Forethought” section that by knowing which Halos you’re getting for your vehicle, what your headlight style is, and approximately how the installation will go, largely dictates what specific tools you’re going to need to complete the job. Luckily, the task of pimping out your headlights is quite simple when it comes to necessary supporting tools, and if you're a car genius you might not need ANY of these...but we'll leave that up to you. If you so choose to buy every tool or tool type we’re recommending here (whether you actually need it or not), then more power to you! It’s a free country, and feel free to stimulate its economy while you’re at it (blast the National Anthem).
Most Common Installation Tools
Wire Crimper: A cheap must-have for any electrical job. They come in many styles and pretty much work the same. Crimpers allow you to cut wires, trim and remove wire sheathing, and crimping connectors and wires together.
Soldering Iron: A fairly inexpensive tool that allows you to solder wires to wires, connectors to wires, etc. Most pre-made wire harnesses don’t require soldering (just connecting plugs with shrink wraps), but any DIY wire harness will require some soldering. The end result is just far better than loose connectors butting together, anyhow – unless, of course, you’re not good at soldering.
Multimeter (or Dwell Meter): A must-have for wiring and electronics jobs, large or small. This tool helps you to test voltage, resistance, continuity, etc. Use on parts, wires, batteries, and circuitry to troubleshoot and verify proper current flow.
Zip Ties: Use these little, cheap devils to tie wires together, or to fasten them to something so wires are safe and remain out of the way of moving parts or are not pulled out of place.
Electrical Tape: Always, always have some electrical tape on hand. The stuff rocks!
Screw Drivers: To get your assemblies apart, it might be possible that you’re going to need some screwdrivers.
Plastic Wire Looms: You can buy these from auto stores and hardware stores by the foot. It’s cheap, and it really protects your wires from getting damaged, cut, bent, or shorted.
Measuring tape: You’ll not really be needing to take many measurements throughout the installation, but maybe you'll want to anyway. For cool points.
Pliers & Wrenches: Having a basic assortment at hand is always good. Needle-nosed pliers always come in handy.
Electronic Wiring Parts: Varies for your needs (cap connectors, molex connectors, butt connectors, shrink wrap, etc.).
Potential Installation Tools
Drill and Drill Bits: Depending on your specific vehicle, or what extra supplies you purchase, you could need a drill to route wiring for your halos or switches. Having a wide selection of drill bits helps, too. If you’re needing a larger hole, start with a smaller bit first as a pilot, then progress to a larger drill. It will cut down on the damage that can happen if you just start with a big drill bit.
C-clamps & Vise-locks: having a few clamps around really helps in securing parts, i.e., assemblies after sealing.
This step has far too many possible strategies and solutions to go over in much detail, simply because every vehicle make is different, every model is different, and every mechanic is different. To put it simply...whether you use a screwdriver or the Jaws Of Life, your headlight assemblies gotta be on the operating table to install your Halos.
By now, you're just skimming over this content, impatient and ready to get going! Don't lie. We understand, so we'll let the experts walk you through the rest. Once completed, you’ll want to test everything to make sure your Halos work, and also verify that nothing could short out, cut, or damage your wires. Lastly, you’ll want to carefully seal everything up and make sure wires are tucked away! Got it? Alright, we'll hush and let you get to it.
Yes- We will install halos in your headlight and/or fog light assemblies for you!
Welcome to the NFC Performance professional installation service. It's super easy!
1) Order your halos and select the “Add Professional Halo Installation? Yes, We Will Install Your Halo Rings For You!” option. (+$349 for Headlights OR +$499 for Headlights and Fog Lights.)
2) You'll take your headlights and/or fog light assemblies out of your vehicle and mail them in.
3) We will have the halos you purchased professionally installed inside your assemblies and sent back to you. Then you put your assemblies back in your car, connect a couple wires, and you are all set!