Night Breaker Unlimited globes
Fyrlyt driving lights
Step 1: Remove the right-side battery
- This will make it easier to run and access the wiring, and allow the transformers to be mounted between the headlight and the battery.
- Remove the earth lead first, followed by the positive lead. Ensure you tape up the main positive lead, which runs across to the other battery. This will prevent the risk of it shorting on a metal part of the car.
Step 3: Run the wire from high-beam to the switch, and back to the relay. Mount the switch.
- Find the positive high-beam wire on the back of the headlight. It is probably coloured red with silver writing.
- Tap into it then run a light (~1mm2) wire from here to the power-in terminal of your dash switch.
- Run another ~1mm2 wire back from the power out terminal of the switch to pin 85 of the relay.
- Tip: Use a double-insulated twin cable instead of two seperate cables. It makes it neater and easier to run.
- Tip: Run the cable through the nipples provided on the Toyota wiring grommets. Just cut the end off, then reseal with a cable tie. See photo.
- Mount the dash switch. To be consistant with my previous installs, I'm using a Carling LED switch available from Mudstuff, which does require some cutting at the back of the switch plates. However, AOB now produce a series of push on/off switches that fit perfectly into the 200's blank switch plates.
Step 4: Install Night Breaker Unlimited headlight globes
- While you have the battery out, install the Night Breaker Unlimited low and high-beam globes.
- Remove the factory globes by turning and pulling (bayonet-style fitting). Then unplug them.
- Install the replacement globes, ensuring you don't touch the glass. If you do, clean them with some alcohol.
Step 5: Mount the Fyrlyt driving lights
- Using the provided bolts, mount the alloy bases to the bullbar. Tighten them, but not so far that they can't be adjusted.
- Mount the lights to the brackets using the provided allen-key bolt (AKA cap screw). Again, tighten them just enough so that they hold in place but can still be adjusted.
- Connect the wiring plugs.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with the lighting upgrade.
The NBU replacement globes deliver a nice improvement on both low and high beam, while the Fyrlyts are very impressive. I really can't imagine wanting brighter lights, because they'd require dipping on roads with even small refective signs due to the dazzling reflections. But if overkill is your thing, Fyrlyt also have a 9000-lumen version touted as the World's brightest driving light. The bugs had better watch out!
Update May 2015: Overkill must be my thing, as I have since upgraded the driving lights to Fyrlyt Nemesis 9000s, and also compared them to the standard Fyrlyts and a set of Lightforce LED215s. Check out the comparison and Nemesis installation here.