Originally Posted by wlbaker3
I'm looking at your Ford Econoline Advanced LED Projector Retrofit Headlight Kit for my 2002 E-350 7.3 diesel. Mine has the sealed beam factory lights, so obviously I'd be converting over to this setup. Just a couple questions ...
I've looked at the TRS website, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the difference between the Apollo 2.0 and 3.0 shrouds. Can you explain?
I assume I need to add the LED Turn Signal Kit on the order form?
You say the LED strip along the bottom can be "wired as you choose" ... what options do I have? (electrical is my least favorite system on the van)
Curious if you have done these all black, with no chrome at all (or if that's possible)?
OK, more than a couple questions ... thanks in advance for your response.
The shrouds are simply aesthetic covers that surround the projector body to enhance the appearance of the assembly. The Apollo 2 and 3 shrouds are similar, but the 2 has only 4 main "lobes" compared to more than four on the 3. Both are excellent choices for the van housings as they are large in diameter and do a good job to fill the housings.
The LED turn signal kit consists of a pair of 3157 LED turn signal bulbs and a flasher relay to prevent the system from hyper-flashing due to the lower current needs of the bulbs. We use switchback turn signal bulbs that have white running lights and amber turn signal lights. When signaling or in hazard mode the white lights turn off and the bulbs will flash amber only. When done signaling, the white lights return and remain on steady. This kit can be added at the time of purchase or anytime after as they are a simple swap in the turn signal housing alone.
The LED strip at the base of the Advanced kits can be wired up three ways. We send the kits with a harness that is intended to be routed and connected to the turn signal wiring with the use of t-taps (easy process). In this first scenerio the lights will come on with the first detent of the headlight switch (running light/parking light mode) and remain on with the headlights. The second connection method is to an ignition source so the leds are illuminated at all times with the ignition on. This is more involved and requires running a wire through the firewall to access the wiring under the steering column. A relay should be added to the circuit. The third method is wiring them to an independently powered manual switch setup.
These lights can be painted, but the additional cost of the paint will be passed along to the purchaser as it will be done by a local professional auto body shop for a durable finish. If you choose to go this route we need to talk more before you order so we are clear on the details and additional pricing. We do now offer many shrouds in a Black Series finish that is sure to change the look with a gloss black appearance compared to the standard chrome.
Hopefully this helps a bit!