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Ford Transit Custom Project-X LED Headlight Fitting Guide

Ford Transit Custom Project-X LED Headlight Fitting Guide

The first job is to open the bonnet of course. 

The only thing holding the headlamps in are two T30 Torx bolts.

One on the left-hand side of the headlamp fixing the headlamp to the slam panel.

And another on the top right of the headlamp fixing to the wing hiding behind the back of the bonnet hinge.

Once these are removed the headlamp will pull forward, if it feels stick / stuck in place then check the fixing tab and if tight gently pull it forward. It should then give way.

Be careful not to pull the headlamp out too far as its still got the wiring harness attached to it and the connector fastened into the headlamp itself.

Wiring Harness Connected to Headlamp.

Gently pull the wiring harness out of the metal spring clip.

Follow the wire down and you will see where the actual connector is connected to the headlamp. You need to push the tab backward whilst pulling the connector off the headlamp. It could be stiff so be careful and apply lubrication if needed (wd40) if needed.

Once that is off the headlamp will be free to remove.

Take the plastic cap off the rear.

Take the connector of the rear of the H7 Bulb by pulling it gently, if stiff try to wiggle whilst pulling.


Take out the Halogen bulb.

Take the Project-X LED Bulb and gently pull the base of the LED bulb off.


Install the base into the headlamp.


Now install the LED bulb into the base, making sure the wire is pointing towards the bottom of the headlight (6 o'Clock).


Take the Canbus Decoder and connect one side of the wiring to the van and the other side to the LED Bulb.

You are required to install the wiring loom, the wiring loom is included with the Pre Facelift kit. The loom connects to the Canbus Decoders, then the Red wire goes to the Battery Terminal under the bonnet and the Black wire to the earth on the inner wing.

Remove the rubber grommet.


Attach the wiring loom.


Connect the Red wire to the battery terminal under the bonnet.

The black wire will connect to the earth terminal on the inner wing.

Once everything is tucked away and nice and neat you can put the covers back on and attach the headlamp connection back on. If Pre Facelift and you have installed the wiring loom then cut a V into the bottom of the rubber cap, then feed the wiring loom out of the headlight to the terminals.

Carefully place the headlamp back into position and clip the wiring back into the metal spring clip.

Put the T30 Torx bolts back in.

Switch the light on stand back and admire.

Do the exact same on the other side.

More often than not this can easily be achieved in 15 Minutes start to finish and should take no longer than 30 minutes.

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