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Old 08-12-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

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Finally finished the install of my XtremeDigital 4300K HID kit for the lows and 5000K LED fog lights. Installed everything per xenondepot.com's instructions (which you have to print off their web site 'cause they're not included in the shipment - per one of their CSR's, this is to become more "environmentally friendly", but they're simply transferring the paper usage to their customers). Turned them on; both lights flickered three times and went out never to come back on again. Called CS again; they advised me that the factory wiring on '14 Jeep GCs has reversed polarity compared to the wiring on their canbus units that ship with the XD kit and I'd need to remove both wiring harnesses and switch the wires on the end of the canbus that connects to the factory harness. My question for xenondepot is; if you're aware of this polarity issue with Jeeps why don't you simply include a note in each shipment to customers with '14 Jeeps to advise them to go ahead and reverse the wiring on the canbus units before installing? Would save both your customers and CS people a lot of time!

Other than that issue, am very pleased with the XD kit and with xenondepot - very fast shipping, and great CSRs!
Hi,

Thank you for your feedback and to answer your question, the polarity does not have to reversed on every Jeep Grand Cherokee. This can happen every so often but to avoid further confusion we rather have a customer contact us so we can give them the correct solution to the issue.

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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Thank you for your feedback and to answer your question, the issue is not on every Jeep Grand Cherokee the Polarity needs to be reversed. This can happen very so often but to avoid further confusion we rather have a customer contact us so we can give them the correct solution to the issue.

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Really? Would it have to do with V6 v. v8 engines - different wiring (polarity) on each of those? I find it hard to believe that there would be wiring differences among the same engine - i.e.; you'd think every V8 and V6 destined for a Grand Cherokee would be built/wired exactly the same. Really liking the HIDs - great light output; good cutoff; works great as DRLs and with the auto-on feature.
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Really? Would it have to do with V6 v. v8 engines - different wiring (polarity) on each of those? I find it hard to believe that there would be wiring differences among the same engine - i.e.; you'd think every V8 and V6 destined for a Grand Cherokee would be built/wired exactly the same. Really liking the HIDs - great light output; good cutoff; works great as DRLs and with the auto-on feature.
Glad to hear you’re enjoying the HID kit! We have yet to experience this issue on any other Grand Cherokee, hence the response that it can happen on any vehicle.

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Glad to hear you’re enjoying the HID kit! We have yet to experience this issue on any other Grand Cherokee, hence the response that it can happen on any vehicle.

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You've experienced it on at least one other Grand Cherokee - see P. 6, post #66 of this thread where FryingPan talks about having this same problem on his '14 Grand Cherokee with the 3.6L V6 engine. You don't think this could be a wiring issue with the canbus fixes themselves as opposed to originating with the engine wiring? And, FYI, after trying to move the pins in the canbus fix connectors per your instructions I realized that would make them more prone to failure in the future and I simply cut off the connectors and soldered the wires, then put heat-shrink wrap on them.
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You've experienced it on at least one other Grand Cherokee - see P. 6, post #66 of this thread where FryingPan talks about having this same problem on his '14 Grand Cherokee with the 3.6L V6 engine. You don't think this could be a wiring issue with the canbus fixes themselves as opposed to originating with the engine wiring? And, FYI, after trying to move the pins in the canbus fix connectors per your instructions I realized that would make them more prone to failure in the future and I simply cut off the connectors and soldered the wires, then put heat-shrink wrap on them.
fryingpan had reversed polarity on only one of his Jeep's factory harnesses - not both. That is why I though it was isolated.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Hey guys,

I ran into a snag when installing the new HIDs in my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I received the ballast, bulb, CANBUS fix, and wiring harness. But no directions at all. I tried installing everything but it didn't turn on. I bypassed the wiring harness that came with the kit and just used the CANBUS, bulbs & ballasts and the factory harness, everything worked like a charm. I cant figure out for the life of me what to do with the harness you guys provided. Can you please send me directions? I'll give you guys a call tomorrow.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Instructions are here: http://artoflightindustries.com/v/vs...ctionGuide.pdf. You have to print them out yourself; they're not included in the kit. The relay harness allows you to power the HIDs direct off the battery, which is preferred; right now you're drawing power from the factory harness. Sounds like you don't have one of the Jeeps where they wired the factory connector backwards from all the others, however.
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Hey guys,

I ran into a snag when installing the new HIDs in my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I received the ballast, bulb, CANBUS fix, and wiring harness. But no directions at all. I tried installing everything but it didn't turn on. I bypassed the wiring harness that came with the kit and just used the CANBUS, bulbs & ballasts and the factory harness, everything worked like a charm. I cant figure out for the life of me what to do with the harness you guys provided. Can you please send me directions? I'll give you guys a call tomorrow.

Thanks again
Here is a link to our HID Installation Guide and if you need additional help please feel free to give us a call.

Thanks for helping out Northland

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Instructions are here: http://artoflightindustries.com/v/vs...ctionGuide.pdf. You have to print them out yourself; they're not included in the kit. The relay harness allows you to power the HIDs direct off the battery, which is preferred; right now you're drawing power from the factory harness. Sounds like you don't have one of the Jeeps where they wired the factory connector backwards from all the others, however.
What are the benefits of using the additional harness besides the power source?
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What are the benefits of using the additional harness besides the power source?
Provides separate fuses and steady voltage to each light are two I can think of offhand.
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Provides separate fuses and steady voltage to each light are two I can think of offhand.
Ok cool. I'll try to install everything today after work. Im on the west coast so I can't call KB directly when I do the install because of time issues since i'll be doing this after work.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Just hook up both lights (using the relay harness on each) per the instructions; if they don't light up, or flicker a few times and then go out, immediately unplug the power and flip the wires on the end of the canbus harness that connects to the factory wiring on each headlight. (Shows you how to do this in the instructions, but I just cut the connectors off and soldered the wires using heat shrink tape over the connections.)
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