DG Custom Auto is mainly known for their custom window louvers, side scoops, and headlight splitters for later model Mustangs, but they have come out with an even more unique product, which is what we will be installing today. They took the concept of a Mustang headlight splitter and added some LED lights to them. These items are fairly easy to install and look great.
Since I have installed these splitters, I have received non-stop compliments! People have flagged me down at gas stations and asked me where I purchased these because they have never seen anything like it. I really love how they have given my car that super aggressive Muscle Car look, but add their own bit of uniqueness with the LEDs. My favorite part is how the first six LEDs are amber colored to match the turn signal and they actually turn on and off along with it!
When I first received these splitters, I was so afraid they were going to be a pain to install and cause a huge mess of wires under the hood, but DG Custom Auto made me put my foot in my mouth. It took me about 30 minutes to do the entire install, it’s just a simple, clean, plug and play design. When I finished connecting the first splitter I thought to myself, “This was too easy, something’s not going to work”, but when I tested everything, it worked perfectly. As far as the longevity of the product – I have had them installed for over a month now and I haven’t had any issues as of yet.
The only thing I would suggest is if you have regular halogen headlights, like I do, you might want to invest in some different bulbs that have less of a yellow tint to them (i.e. Sylvania Silverstars). The yellowish glow of the stock halogen lights do not mix well with the pure white light of the LEDs.
Install article by Kona_Girl_11
|Here is a shot of the back side of the splitter.|
|To begin, you’ll want to clean the left and right headlight lenses with Isopropyl Alcohol and a microfiber cloth. Make sure the surface of the lens is clean and dry so the tape on the back of the splitters will stick.|
|Next, you will want to remove the radiator cover. There are 8 clips retaining the cover.|
|The clips are simple to remove. When you look down on the clip, you’ll see where you can fit a flat head screwdriver and pop the center of the clip up. Pull that center piece up and then you can pull the entire clip out as shown in the picture to the left. Repeat this until you have all eight of them removed and you will be able to set the cover to the side.|
|After the radiator cover comes off, you will need to remove the 10mm bolt (green arrow) and clip (red arrow) retaining the headlight, and the 8mm bolt (purple arrow) holding the top of the bumper.
Do this with the left and right headlight.
|They also include an adhesion promoter, which will help the double sided tape stick. There is a dot on the stick, find that and crush the tube on the dot. In a few seconds you will see the end with the brush becoming saturated with the promoter. Apply it to the left and right headlights around the outer edge where the tape will be touching. Wait about 5 minutes before you install the splitters to allow the promoter to set. Make sure you apply the promoter on both headlights quickly. After 5 minutes, the promoter will dry in the tube and you can no longer use it.|
|Beginning on the driver’s side, while you are waiting for the adhesion promoter to dry, you will want to pull the top of the bumper away from the headlight. This is where the wiring will go. Once you have it pulled apart, start threading the wires through as pictured to the left.|
|Pull the top of the bumper away on the passenger side as well like you did on the driver’s side as pictured of the left.|
|After you have threaded the wire behind the bumper upright, the promoter should be ready. Take the backing off of the double sided tape and pull the wires through the rest of the way until there is no slack. Then you can fit the splitters on from there. Make sure to put some pressure on the outside of the splitters where the tape is just to make sure everything sticks.|
|As you did to the passenger side, you will now do to the driver’s side as well. Take the backing off the tape, thread the wires the rest of the way through and attach the splitter to the headlight. Add pressure around the outside of the splitter to promote adhesion.|
|Now you will need to wire the LEDs. Start with the passenger side first. You will need to take the parking/turn signal bulb out. You can see what it looks like in the picture to the left. There is a red arrow pointing to it. Once you find it, just twist it and pull it out. On this side, there is a clip retaining part of the wires. It will be easier to work with if you just pull the clip out (which I might add, is not as easy as it sounds, but with enough finesse, it will make its way out).|
|Once the clip comes out, pull the bulb and wires out so you may work with them.|
|Remove the wire loom, pictured to the left, to expose the actual wires.|
|DG Custom Auto also provides you with 6 (only 3 pictured here) T-Terminals. You will need three of them for each side.|
|Take one of the T-Terminals and fold it over one of the wires as pictured here. You will need to use a pair of pliers in order to fully close the T-Terminal.|
|Do the same thing as above to the next two wires.|
|Once you have all three T-Terminals installed, you will need to connect each LED wire to the T-Terminals. To connect them just take the LED wire end and slide it into the end of the T-Terminal. Connect the Black LED wire to the T-Terminal that is installed on the Black with Green Striped wire. Connect the White LED wire to the T-Terminal that is installed on the Yellow with Violet Striped wire. Connect the Orange LED wire to the T-Terminal that is installed on the Violet with White Striped wire.|
|Once you have all the wires connected, place the bulb back into the headlight (make sure you twist to lock it back in) and check to make sure the LEDs are working. Check them with the parking lights and turn signals. If everything works, tuck the wires off to the side in a safe place, out of the way.|
|Now, move on to the driver’s side headlight. Remove the bulb the same way you did on the passenger’s side.|
|Be sure to pull the wire loom back to expose the actual wires, just like you did the on passenger side bulb. Then take the last three T-Terminals and connect them onto each wire using the pliers again.|
|Once you have the T-Terminals on, it is time to connect the wires. Connect the Black LED wire to the Black with Green Striped wire. Connect the White LED wire to the Blue with Green Striped wire. Connect the Orange LED wire to the Violet with White Striped wire.|
|Once the wires are connected, place the bulb back into the headlight (make sure you twist to lock it back in) and check to make sure the LEDs are working. Check them with the parking lights and turn signals. If everything works, tuck the wires off to the side in a safe place, out of the way.|
|Now replace the bolt and clip you took out earlier to secure the headlight housing. Don’t forget the bolt that retains the top of the bumper cover as well. Make sure you have secured both headlights before moving onto the next step.|
|Replace the radiator cover with the eight clips you removed from it earlier.|
| Congratulations! Now you’re ready to enjoy!!
Here is a daytime picture of the LED Splitters.
|Here is a nighttime picture of the LED Splitters.|
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