Training a technician install LED lights will result in his increased capacity to perform light installation work on automobiles.
The performance of a well-trained technician can be appreciated by his clients. When his clients call upon him, he is expected to thoroughly fix their problem. Educating a technician on install LED lights may be a challenge at first, but once understanding is established the technician will have little problem installing LED lights.
1. Inform the technician that the first step in installing LED light involves drilling holes into the vehicle’s body away from extreme heat and moving components. Such heat can damage the LED light by increasing its current flow. This preventive step involves marking the proper drilling and mounting location, usually above the headlight housing. In addition, drilling above the headlight housing allows the technician to avoid other significant damage to electrical lines, fuel lines, brake lines and exhaust systems (Reference 1).
2. Have the technician test the headlight housing needed for mounting the LED light tubes. A good idea is to completely remove the headlight housing and install the brackets for mounting first (Reference 2). After this the technician must drill with accuracy, penetrating straight down and quickly out. The hole should be no wider than necessary. A wide or crooked hole will allow moisture or dust to eventually enter the headlight housing. Apply a bit of silicon sealer to the holes to prevent rust.
3. Show the technician locate the automobile’s fuse box underneath the hood. Once this is accomplished the technician should access and insert the LED’s red power wire in the headlight nearest to the fuse box (Reference 2). The headlight furthest away from the fuse box should be in sync with the illuminating diode with ground connector. Continue installation by inserting one of the LED wires and grommet. Pull up on the wires in order to position the LED near its entrance hole. However, the wire should not be visible. In many states there is a law against this.
4. Show the technician connect ground so that a sufficient source of power can be accessed later (Reference 2). Ground components can consist of a quality, medium-sized bolt with a metal ground blade underneath. This mechanism should not be excessively tight, otherwise it could crack or break apart. A ground connector is very significant. Without it, very high current can damage the LED lights.
5. Have the technician strip insulation from the end of the LED light’s red power wire up to approximately 1/8 or 1/4 inch (Reference 2). Have him probe the head light with the red wire, contacting one of the two small metal tabs until the LED lights come on. These tabs can be found atop each fuse. Once power is discovered the technician can remove the fuse.
6. Direct the technician to insert the stripped wire into one of the two slots once occupied by the fuse. The appropriate slot should result in the illumination of the LED light while the other slot should not produce a similar result (Reference 2). The fuse should be reinserted after this to keep the power wire from moving. The LED light should be fully illuminated. The second LED should be installed in the same manner as the first. Insert it into the headlight housing along with a push plug. This finishes the installation process.