We add a set of LED lights to a 2013 Polaris Ranger Crew
If you own an ATV or UTV that is a few years old, a good place to look for inspiration on how to improve it is the current model year of your machine.
When our 2013 Polaris Ranger Crew was delivered, it came with halogen lighting out front. For 2016, that same machine comes with a full LED headlight package. Fortunately, these headlights can be purchased from a local Polaris dealer can be installed in one short evening.
Our hunting rig has been used for many pre-sunrise excursions to get eager bear hunters into the North Georgia Mountains. One thing you can never have enough of is light on a people mover like this, so we decided to head over to Gainesville Motor Sports in Gainesville, Ga. to pick up our special order replacement LED headlights. Be very aware that these will set you back some coin, to the tune of about $340 straight from Polaris, but they produce brilliant white light and lots of it. These lights also cast their glow much farther up the trail.
LED Headlight Installation
The first thing we wanted to do was to get all of the tools needed for the install in our work area so we didn’t have go hunting for anything we might need. A #25 Torx bit on a drill was used for the majority of the panel removal, as well as a Phillips head screwdriver.
Our Ranger Crew has a brush guard on the front that also needed to be removed, but we opted to leave this process out of this story as the majority of you won’t have that accessory installed. If you have the factory winch bumper you will be able to follow along very well.
This is when we realized the front fascia needed a bath so after a good washing we were ready to start the install of our new LED lights. The LED headlight kit came with not only the lights, but the hardware and springs needed to mount them in the plastic fascia. So lets get back at it.
Our installation of these headlights took us about 1.5 hours and mostly because the phone was ringing off the hook the entire time. A proficient mechanic could get this finished in an hour or so if left uninterrupted. This was possibly the best upgrade just because it was so easy to install and we have gotten many miles of great use from this machine since.
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Polaris LED Headlight Conversion Kit: Part #2878542