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Old 03-11-2016, 09:18 AM
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'14 Overland Headlight Surround Purple Bulb Gremlin

I have searched for this issue, and realize that it has been addressed to some extent, but with no resolution. Before I return to dealer, I wanted reassurance in regards to root cause, to verify that I have not overlooked any detail

At about 4700 miles, a single, centralized LED bulb in my '14 Overland passenger headlight surround suddenly turned purple. Subsequently, I had the dealership replace the headlight assembly under warranty.

At 8000 miles, the exact LED position turned purple, but in my driver side headlight surround.

Again, the dealership respected warranty and replaced my opposing headlight assembly.

To my dismay, at approximately 15000 miles, the equivalent LED position turned purple once again in what is now my replacement passenger side assembly. I had begun to wonder if the root cause was not the headlight, but rather power supply for example. It is really odd that the same exact LED position has now discolored on three headlight assemblies in one vehicle (See Images Depicted Current State Condition).

Should I visit the dealership for a third time? Should I contact Jeep? Do the electrical experts believe this is bulb related or voltage related? Why would an LED change color suddenly after being white for some time?






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Old 03-11-2016, 06:17 PM
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Re: '14 Overland Headlight Surround Purple Bulb Gremlin

Go back to the dealer and ask for new headlight. If happen again keep going back again and again till problem is fix. Headlights are made by the same supplier so I think they used bad part in production run. Maybe You get lucky and this time replacement headlight will b efrom different run. Good luck.
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Re: '14 Overland Headlight Surround Purple Bulb Gremlin

That's pretty strange.
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Re: '14 Overland Headlight Surround Purple Bulb Gremlin

Same thing happened to my 2015 Summit. At first Chrysler told my dealer they wouldn't warranty it "yet". The service manager was pissed and fought for me to get a new one and after a couple weeks Chrysler approved it. When you get them swap done tell them to check that they match the drivers side light for the interior paint in the light. Mine were blatantly different colour so after showing the service manager my concern he just said the drivers one was broke also and ended up installing a new one there instead of trying to figure out batch #s for when my Summit was made. Now I have 2 new headlights that I'm told cost over $2k Canadian a piece.
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Re: '14 Overland Headlight Surround Purple Bulb Gremlin

I would say that is odd. The odds of having 3 bad headlights, installed at 2 different times (2 at factory and 1 replacement) is slim to none if you ask me. The original headlights being a bad batch I can buy into that but replacement also being bad ... Not sure ...


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