I’ve seen a lot of people with factory HID’s asking about fitting 2014 lights into the 2011-2013’s. well here is a quick write up on how I did mine.
Everything works on these with the only exception being when the vehicle is in PARK the LED strip turns off. This is only in PARK, the LED strip dims when HID’s are turned on and functions appropriately in Auto mode. The LED strip also does NOT dim when blinker is in use. I couldn’t seem to get the LED strip to stay on in park or fade on blinker, our Jeeps don’t have the factory functionality and it wasn’t worth it to me to start hacking into the harness to tap a wire or build a circuit board.
No Codes! at least not yet? only been 2 days. will update if i get a CEL
I decided to cut some wires, this doesn’t bother me, it would take 20 minutes to hook the factory connectors back up. If you don’t want to cut anything, then feel free to try and source out all the different connectors or use taps. overall, with the correct parts and the supplied wire diagram, this shouldn't take more than 3 hours
Also, I had to do some slight grinding on the inner plastic fender support to properly fit the new lights (ballast heat sync was hitting it). you cannot see the plastic fender support and it isn't structural. Once I made some extra space The bolts lined up pretty good and the lights sit even.
Step 1: Source some lights
- Ebay…. cost me about 350 a piece + shipping for working lights without broken tabs.
Step 2: Order the needed parts:
- 16 Pin connector (2) : 33472-1601 Molex | Mouser
- Pins (100 smallest orderable amount): 33012-2022 (Cut Strip) Molex | Mouser
Step 3: Take apart the front end
- Look up some tutorials on bumper and headlight removal, not going to cover that here.
Step 4: Wire ID
- It’s smart to unhook the battery before cutting into anything!
- Reference attached image with wire color codes (I made this chart based off of my 2012 GC Overland w/ factory HIDs (w/ AFS), your wire colors may be different, so pay attention to what you unplug from your factory HID’s. Each light on Factory HID’s are sectioned into individual wire bundles [HID], [Blinker], [Ect.], it’s smart to label the bundles!) see photos.
- All the black wires are Grounds and any of them can be used as the ground for the 16 pin connector.
EDIT: Updated wire diagram, drew the first one completely backwards.
Step 5: Build wire harness as designated in photo
- You’ll need a pin crimp tool : IWISS Dupont Professional Pin Compression Ratcheting Modular Insulated Terminal Crimper Pin Crimping Tool 2.54mm 3.96mm 28-18AWG 0.1-1.0mm2 with Wire-electrode Cutting Die - - Amazon.com
- Finalize the conversion with some heat shrink wrap to waterproof the set up.
Step 6: test it out!
Sorry for the crappy tutorial, I'm still tinkering with this to try and get the led strips to stay on in park. but here is what i have for now
Misc Images for Reference:
2012 Factory HID connectors (W/ AFS)
2014 HID connectors (NON AFS)