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Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

Sorry for the dumb question, but I am currently on TRS trying to purchase the Morimoto mini H1 kit and its asking which harness I want with the kit. I'm stumped... I know the OP mentioned using the "Low beam wiring harness compatible with H8/H9/H11, 1ea." Which one would that be out of there Canbus and HD Relay option? I do know I have to click the option for compatible with the H11. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

Hey there,

Possibly stupid question but did you change the DRL/high beam bulbs or kept them as the yellowish OEM?

Thanks.
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Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

I don't know who you intended the question for; but I installed a set of PIAA Xtreme White Plus high beam bulbs 4000K, to closely match the 4300K HID systems I installed.

Our Laredo X did not come with factory DRL, and I installed a set of aftermarket LED DRL's.
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Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

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I don't know who you intended the question for; but I installed a set of PIAA Xtreme White Plus high beam bulbs 4000K, to closely match the 4300K HID systems I installed.

Our Laredo X did not come with factory DRL, and I installed a set of aftermarket LED DRL's.

It was meant for anyone on here lol. Mine is actually canadian if that makes a difference. it has DRL where the highbeams are and they go off when i turn on the turn signal. I actually dont have an HID system installed yet so i was looking for what would match with it in the interim. Any HID system you would recommend? dont want the entire headlamp illuminated, i like what the OP pic shows where the bulb is clean and straight, not making the whole headlamp white/blue( if any of this makes sense to others
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Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

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It was meant for anyone on here lol. Mine is actually canadian if that makes a difference. it has DRL where the highbeams are and they go off when i turn on the turn signal. I actually dont have an HID system installed yet so i was looking for what would match with it in the interim. Any HID system you would recommend? dont want the entire headlamp illuminated, i like what the OP pic shows where the bulb is clean and straight, not making the whole headlamp white/blue( if any of this makes sense to others
Use any of the two or three reputable brands used by the members in this Post. Here's another good HID post if you haven't come across it.

How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

I double checked the PIAA's and they were 4100K, about as close to the 4300K HID systems I could find. Bright white, not blue, not yellow, just right.

I believe DRL are on all Canadian models. I was actually glad OEM DRL's didn't come with our Laredo X. The dimmed high beams (yellows) are about the worst examples of DRL's. I installed these:

Phillips Daytime4 LED DRL install
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Use any of the two or three reputable brands used by the members in this Post. Here's another good HID post if you haven't come across it.

How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

I double checked the PIAA's and they were 4100K, about as close to the 4300K HID systems I could find. Bright white, not blue, not yellow, just right.

I believe DRL are on all Canadian models. I was actually glad OEM DRL's didn't come with our Laredo X. The dimmed high beams (yellows) are about the worst examples of DRL's. I installed these:

Phillips Daytime4 LED DRL install

jpcjf Thanks so much for the great info and quik replies. Ill Probably go with OPs HID kit and the PIAA's. Actually not going the DIY route for the HID's. Taking it to a retrofit guy I know for a price quote. Ill do the DRLs myself though.

Thanks for being a great help to a newbie with the GC. Actually just got it a couple weeks ago after getting in an accident with my now totalled Hummer

Ill upload photos if/when i get it done and will definitely be posting around.

On a different note, I had a thought of asking this guy about Putting LED DRL strips in a 2015 GC style while hes doing the HID and then just using the high beam bulb as a high beam. Any thoughts?
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jpcjf Thanks so much for the great info and quik replies. Ill Probably go with OPs HID kit and the PIAA's. Actually not going the DIY route for the HID's. Taking it to a retrofit guy I know for a price quote. Ill do the DRLs myself though.

Thanks for being a great help to a newbie with the GC. Actually just got it a couple weeks ago after getting in an accident with my now totalled Hummer

Ill upload photos if/when i get it done and will definitely be posting around.

On a different note, I had a thought of asking this guy about Putting LED DRL strips in a 2015 GC style while hes doing the HID and then just using the high beam bulb as a high beam. Any thoughts?
I don't think you can go wrong with adding any separate LED DRL and using the high beams separate. Just make sure you see the LED DRL's "lit-up" first, even some LED's are disappointingly dim also.
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I don't think you can go wrong with adding any separate LED DRL and using the high beams separate. Just make sure you see the LED DRL's "lit-up" first, even some LED's are disappointingly dim also.
Sounds good. Thanks again for the info
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Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

Hello Everyone!

I have never done an HID retrofit but am seriously considering doing one to my 2012 Altitude. At first I was thinking about just buying and painting some Limited/Overland HID headlights or buying some SRT8 ones (since they are already painted black) but both of those will be very costly! I do not mind getting my hands dirty but was wondering if anyone knew what parts/tools I will need to take on a project like this?

For example, would the Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini complete kit from TRS be everything I need for the HID conversion (Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (H1) Are there any other relays or harnesses that need to be purchased with this?

I understand that I will also probably need a dremel tool, headlight ribbon sealer, and other tools to get the job done, so is this kit really the only other thing I need (besides the headlights) to do the retrofit? And are there any other kits you guys would recommend that are cheaper than $270?

Sorry for all the questions, you guys have inspired me, but I am still scared to start prying them headlights open and taking on a project like this! Eventually, I'd like to do the retrofit with some 6500k lights, replace my highbeams with some different bulbs to somewhat match the HIDs, possibly convert my fogs with an HID kit, and disable my drls (I'm just not a fan of them personally). Thanks in advance for your help!
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