Originally Posted by Scottina06
Before you buy the export headlamps...i must warn you that you may not be able to program them to work with your jeep. I have had my headlamps replaced and they had to replace both becauee they changed the headlmaps sometime. The headlamps are specific to each model and each electrical system. By saying that...i.would do some research to make sure you dont lose some function/s because of incompatibility.
So what governs the compatibility, the model year? I would buy SRT AFS LHD export lamps, so technically everything should be nearly identical. Also, aren't all the electrical modules on the light removable and therefore I could swap my current electronics to the export plastic housing? I would think that would eliminate any electrical issues.
The only thing I guess I was concerned with was the amber lights themselves, since the export lights don't have these, I worried it might through a "bulb out" error message (this is common in Audi's and has to be coded out with a special interface). However, on the Jeep, the orange markers seem to be a few surface mount LED's so it's unlikely they would program in the bulb out message since these LED's should last the life of the vehicle.
Just not sure how to check compatibility for sure without just buying them and seeing if I can get them to work.