You have to remove the grill. Undo the two headlight bolts. Then go under front tire fender well and remove the little access cap and push the white lever upwards to unlock the headlamp. Then there's a ball joint connecting the headlamp so you just give it a firm tug. The led kit comes with capacitors which get rid of error messages and flicker. So someone who knows what they doing it takes about 20-30 minutes. Plug n play.
Hands down the best advice given about this topic. PERIODJust want to thank emergency_ram12 and Barnstormer for your informative and well-documented posts. I've read the entire 37 pages as well as read other forums and watched youtube videos by several manufacturers. I haven't seen a "so obvious a caveman gets it" summary, so I'll give it a try.
The projector headlight lens on the low-beam is very incompatible with the LED bulb systems on the market; therefore, the biggest light improvement for low-beams will be with HIDs. LED patterns will be diffused (odd shaped, spotty, and poor throw) through the projector lens. In spite of the much greater light output HIDs will not blind other drivers as long as your lights are adjusted appropriately.
The High-beam side of the headlight uses a reflector with no lens, and thus, the LED bulbs which aim their emitters to the side-rear are optimal for maximizing the utilization of the mirror surfaces. They may need to be moved in/out or rotated to maximize their throw by optimizing their interaction with the mirrored reflector, so look for bulbs with that capability. HIDs are disadvantaged in the hi-beam side also, because they take a few seconds to warm up, and with the on-and-off nature of the use of high-beams, LED's instant output works better.
Finally, while their may be several plug-and-play options for lights, most are not ideal for light output, and sometimes they just don't work or don't work right (flicker, don't come on at first try). Therefore, a kit which has a means to interface with the CAN-bus system is at least better, if not an outright necessity.
So, buy HID low-beam and LED high-beam, and a harness for the CAN-bus.
Thanks brother! As a follow-up, I'll add that I used the kit from the Auto LED company with HID lows and LED high beams, and I am extremely happy. Installed just as expected and runs fantastic. Support for the one question I had (on a Sunday, via facebook message no less) was great, with an answer within a couple hours. The highbeams are so bright, I'm skipping putting a forward facing off-road lightbar. I also bought the LED back-up lightbulbs (plug and play), and it's nearly like having rear-facing headlights when I put it in reverse now.Hands down the best advice given about this topic. PERIOD
Thank you for writing this, as now all of it makes sense. I also follow the general rule of you get what you pay for
Anybody ever run Retroshop HID kit? The use Morimoto ballasts and are excellent. I've run them in my 2012 and 2014 without issue. The 50w is insanely bright and concentrated. The pics of the LED options here seem to be scattered at best and don't have the same distance as HID'S.
Have you tried wiring a LED light bar to the high beams? I did it and my high beams light up the road like daylight. Its very easy to do, I use a curved 20" light bar mounted on the grill centered below the RAM emblem. I can show pics if interested. I also have 55w 6500k Morimoto Elite RAM 2015+ HID kit installed for low beams. I'm installing the 9005 kit for the high beams as they throw light farther than LEDs.
they’ll be here in a few weeks. so excited. plasti-dipped the front so they’ll stick out more...Those look real nice. I've followed lightwerkz for years and they make custom ram headlights too but I think I like yours better.
Yesssir and it’s “wisedetailz” on IG. 1650$ shipped. Aaron is a super rad dude. Quick too... also did the recon 264236BK tail lights. changed license plate light to LEDs as well.Andy I started following wizedetailz and im pretty sure they just posted your headlights! They look amazing. Once you get them please share what you think. Im curious how well they're put together and night output photos. That shop is 2 hours from me so thinking about getting them also