This guide is meant to show the general steps necessary to change all the lights on a 2014 Toyota Corolla to LED. Please note that while this specific guide uses a 2014 Toyota Corolla as an example, the same basic process can be used for other makes and models of cars with only minor variations.
Step One: Choosing the Right LEDs
The first step in changing your car's lights to LED is to choose the right LEDs. There are a few things to keep in mind when making your selection:
- Make sure the LEDs you select are compatible with your car. While many LEDs will work with any car, some are specific to certain makes and models.
- Consider the brightness of the LEDs. Depending on your preferences, you may want to choose LEDs that are brighter than the standard bulbs.
- Pay attention to the color temperature of the LEDs. This is a measure of how "warm" or "cool" the light appears and is measured in Kelvin (K). A lower color temperature will appear more "warm" while a higher color temperature will appear more "cool."
Step Two: Preparing to Install the LEDs
Before you begin installing the LEDs, there are a few things you'll need to do:
- Gather the tools you'll need. A screwdriver and a pair of pliers should be sufficient.
- Make sure you have enough LEDs to replace all the bulbs in your car. It's a good idea to buy extras in case some of the LEDs burn out or are damaged during installation.
- If your car has fog lights, headlight washers, or other auxiliary lights, you'll need to purchase separate LEDs for those as well.
Step Three: Installing the LEDs
Once you have everything you need, it's time to install the LEDs. The process is fairly straightforward:
- Open the hood of your car and locate the headlight assembly.
- Unscrew the retaining screws and remove the headlight assembly.
- Remove the old bulbs from the headlight assembly and insert the new LEDs.
- Screw the headlight assembly back into place and close the hood of your car.
Step Four: Testing the Lights
Before you hit the road, it's important to test the lights to make sure they're working properly. The best way to do this is to turn on the car's headlights and then walk around the car to see if the light from the LEDs is reaching all areas.
Do you need a conversion kit for LED headlights?
The bottom line is that, if you're replacing old, ineffective Halogen bulbs with more efficient HID or LED bulbs, you'll need a conversion kit to ensure the new bulbs fit properly.
While you can find LED bulbs that will work without a conversion kit, we recommend using a kit to avoid any potential issues. Plus, with a quality LED conversion kit, you'll get everything you need in one package, making the installation process simpler and less time-consuming.
If you have any questions about how to change your car's lights to LED, or if you need help choosing the right LEDs for your car, please contact us. We're always happy to help!