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

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Glad to hear that! Parents are OK as well =)

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i just ordered your fog hid kit and im going to try an easier install than my fellow greek friend.
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

lol let me know how it works out for you!
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:41 PM
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

just finished installing the hid fogs,way too bright for street use,i would say off road only,i passed a car and the driver put her arm over her eyes got flashed once,and i didnt tighten the battery post all the way and car went dead,i thought the installation was to blame but i figured it out,anyway good poduct,very bright.
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

sounds like they need adjusted down
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:31 PM
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

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sounds like they need adjusted down
i guess from the screws
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

I did my install 2 weeks ago and the instructions were great, thank you. However I would suggest against taking off the bumper completely since you have to break off the pop rivets and to put them back on you'll have to pay CJD about 5 bucks each for them. The install can be easily done just taking off the lower valence.

Also for those of you concerned about cutoff and glare, i put on an "eyelid" onto my fog housing using a vinyl sticker. You can get it made anywhere cut vinyl is made, luckily my buddies shop has one. But basically all you need them to do is a 3.5" circle and cut it down to 1" high. Stick the eyelid to the top of the housing and voila, you get a really nice cutoff and a ton of the glare is reduced. I have a nice hard line when i have my car pointed to a wall now and you can actually look at the front of the car without getting burn spots in your eyes afterwards.
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

interesting idea! Can you post up any pictures?
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

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interesting idea! Can you post up any pictures?
Sure thing. Here's a pic of what the cutoff looks like as well as what the vinyl half circle looks like. Again the height of the half circle is 1" using white. I think I could have gotten a little better light cutoff if I used a darker vinyl, but that's what we had.
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

Nice! I am a fan of 3000k HID in the fogs =)

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

Has anyone figured out how to get fogs on with high beams yet????
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

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Sure thing. Here's a pic of what the cutoff looks like as well as what the vinyl half circle looks like. Again the height of the half circle is 1" using white. I think I could have gotten a little better light cutoff if I used a darker vinyl, but that's what we had.
Tape off the bottom, not the top. The light that is relected up actually comes from the bottom of the housing. I know it sounds crazy, but try it and you'll see.

As for the fog lights, great write-up, but I see one problem. Those 5202 housings are probably not heat-resistant enough to handle 35W HIDs. I know a bunch of people that have put these into their Tahoes, Avalanches, and Camaros, which all use the 5202 bulb as a fog light, and have browned and/or melted their fog light lenses. I'd be super-careful running those, and if possible, go to a 15W HID, such as the ones used in the reverse light HIDs.

Again, doesn't seem to make sense, but just do the math real quick. Typically, when replacing a halogen bulb with an HID, you are swapping out a 55W bulb with a 35W HID. Do you ever have heat problems with that? Nope, though the temperatures that a 35W HID puts out are similar to a 55W H11. Now lets look at a 5202 bulb. A 5202 bulb is rated at 28W, so by putting in this 35W HID bulb, which as noted above, makes heat similar to a 55W halogen. Would you put a 55W halogen in a housing that's designed for a 28W halogen?

Now maybe the Jeep fogs are better than the GM ones, but I highly doubt it. My mom is picking up a WK2 within the next week or so, and I'll be sure to take a look at it. As for you guys with 35W HIDs in the fogs, keep an eye on them, and don't be surprised if they starting looking foggy/brown.
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Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

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Tape off the bottom, not the top. The light that is relected up actually comes from the bottom of the housing. I know it sounds crazy, but try it and you'll see.

As for the fog lights, great write-up, but I see one problem. Those 5202 housings are probably not heat-resistant enough to handle 35W HIDs. I know a bunch of people that have put these into their Tahoes, Avalanches, and Camaros, which all use the 5202 bulb as a fog light, and have browned and/or melted their fog light lenses. I'd be super-careful running those, and if possible, go to a 15W HID, such as the ones used in the reverse light HIDs.

Again, doesn't seem to make sense, but just do the math real quick. Typically, when replacing a halogen bulb with an HID, you are swapping out a 55W bulb with a 35W HID. Do you ever have heat problems with that? Nope, though the temperatures that a 35W HID puts out are similar to a 55W H11. Now lets look at a 5202 bulb. A 5202 bulb is rated at 28W, so by putting in this 35W HID bulb, which as noted above, makes heat similar to a 55W halogen. Would you put a 55W halogen in a housing that's designed for a 28W halogen?

Now maybe the Jeep fogs are better than the GM ones, but I highly doubt it. My mom is picking up a WK2 within the next week or so, and I'll be sure to take a look at it. As for you guys with 35W HIDs in the fogs, keep an eye on them, and don't be surprised if they starting looking foggy/brown.
Left mine burning for about 6 hours and had no issues with discoloration, melting, fogging, etc.
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