How to Install LED Ghost Shadow Lights?(Only 8 Easy Steps)
Typically Ghost Shadow Lights have different types(lights with drilling or without drilling on the door panel). How to install it depending on which LED ghost shadow lights you bought? Normally there are total 3 different types selling on the marketplace. Original type(as the OEM car door lights), Magnet type (Need 3M tape to stick on the door panel ) and Drilling type(Need drilling on the door panel).
Today we will show this ghost shadow lights with drilling and will teach you to step by step for the installation：
8 Easy Steps For Ghost Shadow Lights Installations
1. Turn off the factory puddle Light
To conserve energy and keep the power light from running out during installation, use a screwdriver to lock in the door lock mechanism. This is generally found on the side of the door. It will effectively keep the power light from coming on when the door is open. Some vehicles may use door pins. You will need to disconnect the battery on these cars.
2. Remove the Door Panel
The subsequent stage in installing ghost shadow lights is to remove the car door panel. The technical methods vary from car to car, but usually involves first removing the trim (handle, window roller, etc.), then removing screws with an appropriately sized screwdriver. In conclusion, unlatch the pop clips by gently pulling, and remove the door panel by tools.
3. Drill a Hole for the Ghost Shadow Lights
Choose a spot for the logo light in the bottom of the door panel that’s facing the ground. Ideally, this location should be flat. Using a cordless drill and the included drill bit to drill the hole Wipe off any excess debris before continuing.
4. Set the Ghost Shadow Light into the hole
Get the courtesy light (ghost shadow light). Set it into the hole that’s just been drilled, then secure the light into the location by tightening the retaining. Quickly power up the ghost shadow light and verify the angle, Once verified Snug down the retaining screw to secure the light; these will hold the light into place.
5. Wire the Ghost Shadow Light into the Door Light
Tap into the existing wires in the door panel to light up the ghost shadow light. Remove the insulation tape covering the coils with a screwdriver or craft knife. Once the insulation tape has been pushed back, split the wires apart. Then take the wire cutter and strip the rubber off the two wires so that the interior copper metal is showing; do this same thing with the wires on the light.
Then, tie the logo light wire into the car door’s two light wires by wrapping it around the two wires gently. If you do not have preexisting wiring, you will need to run wires for the dome light and run them into the door. You may have to use a relay if the dome light circuit is low amperage.
6. Test the Ghost Shadow Light
First, turn on the power light and then test to see if the courtesy light comes on with the rest of the lights when the door is opened. If it does, it’s time to cover the wires with shrinking tubing. Below you can see the BMW door Logo Lights.
7. Reinstall the Door Panel
Reinstall the door panel and lock in the pop clips, but wait to use the screwdriver. If any extra wire is hanging below the door, slip it up inside the door panel. Check to make sure all the buttons and lights are working as they should, and then screw the door panel back in securely.
8. Repeat the Process for all Other Doors
If desired, install a ghost shadow light on the opposite door.
Final Words :
However, if you think this light is too complicated for installation, you can purchase car door projector lights without drilling type.