FAQ - Starlight Headliner Kit
How does a Starlight Headliner Kit work?
The Starlight Headliner use the diameter from 0.75mm to 1.5mm PMMA fiber optic cables to transmit the WHITE light or RGBW light from an LED fiber optic illuminator hidden in the vehicle. These fiber optic starlights are inserted into the top of the vehicle's headliner to create the starry sky effect in the Car, Truck, SUV's cabin.
How to installed the Starlight Headliner Kit?
The process starts by disconnecting all dome, map lights and other trim pieces and removing the vehicle's headliner.
Hundreds of small holes then need to be drilled or pinned in the top of the headliner mold, to fit the PMMA fiber optic cables, which are individually carefully placed just above the roof fabric.
These PMMA fiber cables are then attached by adhesive, and then strand together to be run to the location of the LED fiber optic iluminator, typically in the trunk, rear seats, or under the vehicle's dash.
The process can take many hours, depending on the quantity of fiber optic strands you're installing. For more details, please Click Here.
How do I know if my vehicle can have a Starlight Headliner?
Yes! Most of Vehicle's Roofs can be installed with the Starlight Kit, even to vehicles with a sunroof.
We do not recommend to install Star Lights with vehicles that have leather wrapped headliners.
What comes in a starlight headlinder Kit?
The Starlight Headliner Kit contain a LED Light Source, Plastic Fiber Optic Strands, power cable, light coupling and RF wireless remote controller.
Can I install the starlight headliner kit myself?
Absolutley. YES !!! Where it can sometimes tedious and repetitive, but it is funny and worth. removing your headliner and installing is not as complex as it seems. We recommend following along a guide online like a Youtube video for your first install. And following our guide for tools you may need in order to have a great looking starlight headliner.
My car has a sunroof, can I install a Starlight Headliner?
Yes! Even Vehicles with a Sunroof can have star lights installed in the fabric area.
Some vehicles with Sunroofs can have star lights installed in the fabric sunroof cover. (This can be a very complex install, we don't recommend doing this yourself)
Does my headliner have to be black to install a starlight headliner?
Starlight headlining works best on a black or dark fabric headliner, however, star lights still look great on a grey or light color headliner at night, however, they will not be as visible in the daylight.
How many stars do I need for my starlight headliner?
It all depends on the size of your vehicle, its headliner. and also your DIY request.
Why do some Starlights look not good?
The issue is typically not with the kit itself, but with the installation procedure. We recommend following our guide on how to install a starlight headliner properly to get the best result.
Sometimes, STARS can look too bright and intense, making the inside look culttered and distracting, which can come across as cheap. The best starlight headliner installs will have a subtle, classy feel, as if the car came installed with it from the factory. To achieve this effect, the install is very precise.
What tools will I need to install my starlight headliner?
Starlight headliners require an array of tools to perform.
You will need:
- Interior trim removal tools
- Various Screwdrivers and Ratchet set
- Permanent marker to trace and plot star points
- Small drill or punch pins (We recommend 38mm T-Pins)
- Liquid Adhesive (Hot Glue or super glue)
- Wire cutters and Scissors
-Fuse tap and additonal wiring to run power to the LED fiber illuminator (if needed)
How long does an install take?
Depending on the size of your vehicle, professional installs can be completed as quickly as 4-8 hours. A first time Install can take up to 8-10 hours.
Does my Starlight Headliner Twinkle?
Most of our starlight kits will have the Twinkle motor built in.
Does my Starlight Headliner Kit change color?
Yes, All SANLI LED Starlight Headliner Kits with RGBW function and will change star color.
Can I install on a Convertible top?
No, the PMMA fiber optic cables will bend and potentially break during a convertible top's folding, we only recommend installation on cars with a fixed roof.
Can I install a Starlight Headliner on a Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator Hardtop?
Yes, off course, but a little difficult, and will require fabric material to be laid on the inside of the top. We recommend to consult a professional installer.