Install Strobe Lights In Composite Headlights

Strobe lights, or devices that produce regular flashes of light, are an increasingly popular way of customizing cars. Installing and wiring strobe lights into composite headlights — headlight systems in which the bulbs can be replaced without rewiring the whole unit — is not overly difficult, requiring only a few pieces of equipment that your strobe light manufacturer should provide. If you are inexperienced with wiring electrical circuits, however, ensure your safety by consulting an experienced professional before you begin the project.


1. Turn off your car battery before you start working.

2. Use screwdrivers to remove the screws fastening the lenses of your headlights.

3. Determine where you want to install your strobe lights. Keep in mind that the strobe light will share a reflector with the headlight, brake light and signal light, and its installation must not interfere with these lights’ proper functioning. Moreover, you must install your strobe light below the horizontal center line of the reflector, leave 1 inch of space between the strobe lights and the lens, and be sure not to install your strobe light over any OEM-supplied light.

4. Mount the thermal disc on the strobe light assembly by lining up the disc holes with the lamp ears.

5. Use the hole saw to cut a hole, 1 inch in diameter, in the reflector housing. Insert the strobe light and thermal disc assembly with a twisting motion until the assembly snaps into place. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to fasten the strobe light in place, and wire the lights to your car battery.

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