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    INSTALL GUIDE: European headlight installation with LED headlight bulbs and LED running light wiring

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    The time is finally here! After a week of waiting and a few hours of dabbling I have finished my European headlight installation. For those wondering why anyone would do this, the European Fiesta headlights have halogen projectors as well as an LED strip on the bottom that just look awesome! The output from the headlights compared to the USDM is also significantly more because of the low beam projector.



    The part numbers of the headlights assemblies you will need. Make sure they are these German LHD projector pattern lights otherwise you will regret it.

    - 2014 Fiesta-Projector Headlamp Assy With LED RH (LHD) Part Number: 1895781
    - 2014 Fiesta-Projector Headlamp Assy With LED LH (LHD) Part Number: 1895784

    You can try contacting Wendy from "FordPartsUK" to receive an invoice to purchase. My total purchase price was just under $600. wendy.doyle@fmg-uk.com
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    These lights use an H7 halogen projector. Instead of using the factory halogen bulb, I opted to go with the Morimoto 2Stroke LED headlights. You can find the kit at TheRetrofitSource here:

    https://www.theretrofitsource.com/le...ke-h7-led.html

    On to the install.

    Stock vs Euro


    Removal of the low beam bulb boot reveals the projector


    2Stroke LED bulb adapter installed


    Bulb fits perfectly with no issues of touching


    Light installed on passenger side


    Testing out the LED low beams


    Euro vs OEM


    Tease of the projector output, keep in mind this was taken in daylight FWIW


    The "ballast" will have to stay outside the headlight because there isn't enough room to squeeze it inside the housing like factory lights. I created a small slit in the boot to allow the wiring to come out. Don't mind the tape, this is only a temporary solution


    Drivers side housing installed


    Drives side ballast tucked away nicely


    Testing output of both LED low beams. Again, this is daylight so take it for what it's worth. Very sharp, nice clean cutoff. Impressive for halogen projectors


    View of both lights


    Gratuitous "glare" shot


    Now that the lights are installed, we need to get to the LED strip wiring. There are many ways you can do this, this is only one of the many. I wanted to go the simplest way possible without cutting factory wiring or adding additional wiring and relays. I opted to go the route another member suggested where you move one (1) positive wire in the connector to a different slot. I will explain this down below. This method will allow the LED strip to be on when the running lights are on. You may want to wire it a different way.

    To start, I highly recommend a pick set to help take apart the connectors and to de-pin the wires necessary. These save you a lot of time and frustration


    Remove the factory connector from the headlight assembly


    First we need to remove the "white" portion of the connector. There are two slots in the connector to slide a pick tool into to pry the plastic piece out. Be gentle and slowly pry until it starts to lift up. Then follow all around


    Follow all around and gently pry until you get it fully out


    Stock wiring configuration (on both sides)


    Next, we want to remove the bottom part of the connector which contains pins you need to remove so you can move the one wire. Again, use the pry tool. There is a slot on each side to slide the tool into. Gently and slowly wiggle it down to expose the pins




    After pulling it down. You will need to remove one of the black tabs for the slot you will be relocating the wire too. It's very easy, use the pick tool to press it out from the backside and make sure the slot is fully open with no plastic from the blocking tab remaining


    Now, here is the diagram of which wire you need to move and where. This applies to both sides as the wiring layout is identical. I had read a previous guide that shows wiring colors, but mine were completely different. Yours may be too, so I'm just going by wiring position rather than specific colors. Plus the wire colors were different on both sides that needed to be moved.


    To move the wire, use the pin tool and pry the lower snap that is holding the wire outward, use your other hand to press the wire down and pull it out of the connector


    After putting it in the new slot


    Put the connector back together, make sure the top white plastic connector piece makes it way back in smoothly, it aligns the wires in the correct slots.

    Testing the newly wired connector, it works!


    And successfully finished!


    Final walkaround and video showing the function of the headlights


    Some useful posts for those who don't want to scroll through 50+ pages

    Best halogen bulbs - http://www.fiestastforum.com/forum/t...l=1#post185033

    Upgrading to HIDs - http://www.fiestastforum.com/forum/t...l=1#post214040

    Guide to aiming - http://www.fiestastforum.com/forum/t...l=1#post215737
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    Holy crap you're amazing! Thank you for the killer write-up.
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    Nice write up! I really wish those were available with black accents instead of chrome, however.

    I'll reserve final judgement for better nighttime shots, but I think you're going to need to adjust the bulbs a bit, from what I see the driver's side hotspot is wayyyyyy off to the left. It should be directly below the _/ in the pattern. The passenger side looks a bit low, too. Again it could just be the daylight messing with the photo but I'm looking forward to some night shots.
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    Nice work! Take some night shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapraxis24 View Post
    Nice write up! I really wish those were available with black accents instead of chrome, however.

    I'll reserve final judgement for better nighttime shots, but I think you're going to need to adjust the bulbs a bit, from what I see the driver's side hotspot is wayyyyyy off to the left. It should be directly below the _/ in the pattern. The passenger side looks a bit low, too. Again it could just be the daylight messing with the photo but I'm looking forward to some night shots.
    I was thinking that too. I may need to tweak it a little bit, hard to tell without seeing them at night. And worst comes to worst if it doesn't work I can go back to halogens. There wasn't any modifying needed this time around compared to the factory housings to make the LEDs work.
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    This is awesome. I might have to pick up a set. Just wish the bezel was black, but I might have to do it anyway...

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    Oh mine are leveled bad. I haven't aimed them yet but will do tonight or sometime this weekend.

    Thank you so much for this write up man. It was that back side of the connector that needs to be taken off that tripped me up.

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    An unintended but awesome result of the way the LEDs are wired.

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    Awesome write up! Way easier than other techniques I've seen.
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