Range Rover Evoque headlights upgrade

Since its first appearance, Range Rover Evoque has hit with its “dazzling” and futuristic design.

Although years have passed, it has proved to be a car that does not grow old and that never bores.

In 2016, however, he underwent a restyling that changed his aesthetics, in harmony with the Family Feeling of the Land Rover group.

The details of the 2016 Facelift version include optical units with a new design and new features.

The first version was proposed with three different types of optical units:

-Halogen with LED daylight

-Bi-Xenon with LED daylight and a distinctive design

-Adaptive Bi-Xenon with LED daylight and a distinctive design

Also 2016 version is proposed with three different headlights:

-Halogen with LED daylight

-Bi-Xenon with LED daylight and a new distinctive design


-Adaptive full-LED with LED daylight and a new distinctive design


After the upgrade, many Range Rover Evoque owners had the desire to "refresh" the front of their car by installing new optical units, some of them even replacing the bumper, even if not necessary.

But there is one big problem: the electrical system of Evoque Facelift has been upgraded with management systems that are deeply different from the previous ones and this makes the new headlights not compatible with cars produced before 2016.

Since we have received many updating requests we studied a brilliant solution in our RD Custom style; After thoroughly studying the two models and the differences between them, we developed a transformation method that makes the 2016 version headlights compatible with the "old" specimens.

At the very beginning the light was opened, each of the original led was welded in parallel to the others and we made it work both Led and Bi-Xenon system through a card we made by hand for each headlight.

The requests increased and we realized that the waiting times due to this "manual transformation" were actually very long.

So we designed an Ex-Novo management card, which allows us to make this edit in less time (about a week) and that makes the headlights much more reliable and functional.

Our "RD Evo 1.0" board is a programmable ECU (Electronic Control Unit) that can handle both Bi-Xenon headlights and Full LED lights as if they were installed on a 2016 onwards Range Rover Evoque model.

These are the features we have integrated:

-Daylight at 100% brightness

-Parking lights at 70% of brightness

-Lateral end-outline marker lamp always at 100% brightness

-Turn indicator at 100% of brightness (Full LED only)

-The daylight or parking light turn off when the turn indicator is on then they turn on again after about a second when the turn indicator lamp is turned off (Full LED only)

-CanBus on-board computer error exclusion circuit

-High-precision PWM LED control

But that’s not all! With our RD Evo 1.0 it is also possible to install LED turn indicators on Bi-Xenon headlights (with an additional mod of the headlamp) just like the Full LED ones; The board is ready to replace the missing halogen turn signal with an additional CanBus circuit.

Our RD Evo 1.0 is ROHS certified, it is made with the best materials and with the best components, because we want to be sure that with this transformation, our headlamps will last much longer than standard ones.

How does Retrofit work?

First of all we need to open the headlights, then we have to separate the extremely delicate transparent part from the rear assembly thanks to equipment, tools and techniques specific for Range Rover Evoque headlights.

The original sealant (glue) is completely removed, then we change the position of the pins in the 2016 connector in order to fit it perfectly with the 2012 connector; we remove the OEM management board and install the RD Evo 1.0 welding the various input and output signals.

After this procedure, each headlight is tested for about 3 hours, checking all the functions and that the temperature inside the optical group remains within the normal range.

Once quality check is passed, we seal up the headlights with a new water-based sealant (one of the best in the world) and let it dry.

After about 24 hours of drying, everything is refined and the headlight is ready to be mounted back on the car.



-Once you have closed the headlights, may be that they will steam up due to condensation?

-Absolutely not, we offer a 24 months warranty for modification and waterproofing.

-Is there any risk for the car, the electrical system, or the warranty of my car? 

-No, RD EVO 1.0 has been tested extensively before being offered to customers and respects all the original headlight specifications, so that the car will not notice any change. The car warranty is in no way affected, since any change remains within the optical unit itself (please note: clearly the parent company will not recognize the warranty on the optical unit, therefore our warranty will be valid in lieu of the Land Rover warranty).

-If I sell the car or if the long-term rental expires and I want to return my Evoque, can I bring it back to the state it was before the change?

-Yes, of course! You just have to re-install the original headlights, using the standard pin.

-Once you will send me back the modified headlights, or I will return the car, do I need to seek for professional help (an electrical mechanic, a mechanic, coach builder)?

-No, you don’t need to. Headlights can be easily mounted or dismantled, also in your own garage; you just need a 10mm hex key in order to loosen the two upper screws, then the light pulls out by releasing the spring hook as indicated on the car manual.

-If a xenon (ballast) control unit burns up or one of the lamps run out, is it due to your modification? Will I have to buy spare parts from you?

-Ballasts and lamps are components subject to wear, so when a lamp or a Ballast will break down, it will only be because they have come to the end of their life; Spare parts can be found at a Land Rover dealer, on the internet or at RD Custom (we offer spare parts with discounts up to 70% on Land Rover standard price list).

Questions? Doubts? Send us an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and do not hesitate making us any questions, technical or easy ones. We are here to help you!

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Now you can enjoy the video in which we documented the modification made for one of our customer: he asked us to made a Retrofit change on Bi-xenon headlights with also the addition of LED direction indicator lamps.


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