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I'm thinking about running a distribution block to the front and hide it behind the bumper, seeing as I'll be wiring 4 relays and 4 ballasts.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

That will work.

We prefer to have each ballast wired separately so that if a fuse/relay, etc. ever goes, only one ballast will be effected. Many other kits using shared harness will end up having both ballasts go out.

If you want me to give you a call to discuss, send me a PM with your contact info and I will gladly do so.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

I t seems a lot of people are having issues with the hid upgrade needing Canbus Fix and relay for the 2014.
I have never purchased any kits from Xenon Depot but they seem to sell quality product and have good customer service according the guys here.
I have always purchased my kits from DDM tuning and never had issues with flickering or warning message. Plus they have life time warranty and I only had to use it once in the past 8 years; it was replaced within a week.
I had these kits in my Saab, Toyota and Audi. I also had a set in my 2011 Laredo with no issues and I did not use any Cancellers.
So when I started to read about the need for Canbus fix and relay for 2014, I ordered a set from DDM and another pair from Amazon to be proactive.
Well I guess I didn’t need them after all……….
Today I went to do the install, I added the Warning canceller and had issues right off the bat.
First, the polarity is switched on the 2014 so that blew my 1st set of the chancellors. Tried it again changing the polarity and nothing happened. Repeated the first step and blew another set.
I have never had this kind of an issue installing HID kits before. So I went and did it the way I always did.
Install the relay and hook the ballast and light with no cancellers. Well I had to play with the polarity until I got it right but nothing blew in the process, it just didn’t light; but once you get the polarity right everything was working fine. No flickering and no warning on the U-connect.
I drove around for an hour with my lights on and no issues.

The question is, why are so many people having issues with flickering and warning messages without the Canbus fix?
Hmmmmm…….
I got to thinking, maybe it’s the ballast.
You see the ballast I am using now in my 2014 was also in my 2011 and in my 2005 & 2008 Saab with no issues ever. Its 9 years old.
I think the reason for that is I am using the 55watt kit and it draws a little more power than the 35 watt so you don’t get the warning message and the relay fixes any flickering (although I have never had any in any of my HID kits, including now).
I remember reading an article about the 55watts HID kits pros and cons and remember people mentioning how they did not need any relays or cancellers with these 55 watt ballast.

Anyone else using a 55watt kit and getting warning messages?
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I t seems a lot of people are having issues with the hid upgrade needing Canbus Fix and relay for the 2014.
I have never purchased any kits from Xenon Depot but they seem to sell quality product and have good customer service according the guys here.
I have always purchased my kits from DDM tuning and never had issues with flickering or warning message. Plus they have life time warranty and I only had to use it once in the past 8 years; it was replaced within a week.
I had these kits in my Saab, Toyota and Audi. I also had a set in my 2011 Laredo with no issues and I did not use any Cancellers.
So when I started to read about the need for Canbus fix and relay for 2014, I ordered a set from DDM and another pair from Amazon to be proactive.
Well I guess I didn’t need them after all……….
Today I went to do the install, I added the Warning canceller and had issues right off the bat.
First, the polarity is switched on the 2014 so that blew my 1st set of the chancellors. Tried it again changing the polarity and nothing happened. Repeated the first step and blew another set.
I have never had this kind of an issue installing HID kits before. So I went and did it the way I always did.
Install the relay and hook the ballast and light with no cancellers. Well I had to play with the polarity until I got it right but nothing blew in the process, it just didn’t light; but once you get the polarity right everything was working fine. No flickering and no warning on the U-connect.
I drove around for an hour with my lights on and no issues.

The question is, why are so many people having issues with flickering and warning messages without the Canbus fix?
Hmmmmm…….
I got to thinking, maybe it’s the ballast.
You see the ballast I am using now in my 2014 was also in my 2011 and in my 2005 & 2008 Saab with no issues ever. Its 9 years old.
I think the reason for that is I am using the 55watt kit and it draws a little more power than the 35 watt so you don’t get the warning message and the relay fixes any flickering (although I have never had any in any of my HID kits, including now).
I remember reading an article about the 55watts HID kits pros and cons and remember people mentioning how they did not need any relays or cancellers with these 55 watt ballast.

Anyone else using a 55watt kit and getting warning messages?
I put a 55 watt kit on my wife's from DDM. I had just the relay harness at first but I had major issues with flickering. I installed the error eliminators and it has been fine ever since. The polarity is screwy on one of the sides however so watch that, otherwise you end up blowing one up like I did.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Be very careful with "55W HID kits"

Many vendors (DDM included) advertise that their bulbs are rate for up to "60W." In reality, they use 50W ballasts with 35W bulbs. This means that the ballasts end up overdriving the bulbs, which causes them to burn hotter (potential damage), and burn out prematurely.

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I just have to say, I installed the extreme kit from Steve And love them! Thanks for all the help Steve. I know we went back and forth about it for a while but glad I finally got them working right. And love how the relays come pre-wrapped. Makes it really easy to achieve a clean look. Also even if you can get away with the install without removing the bumper, I highly recommend just biting the bullet and doing it. It's really simple and there's a very detailed step by step on how to do it. Made my life a trillion times easier. Install only took an hr, for lows and fogs! With about 20 min making sure that everything was wired correctly. Light by light. Used the supplied 3M padded tape, which was a very nice addition instead of what I'm use to receiving with other kits, and a little of my own 3m double sided tape for the relays and canclers. Also, I ran a single 8 gauge wire to the front of the bumper and ran all my relays off that. Can't even see the wire run from the battery to there. Overall, I am very happy with the kits from Steve and xenon depot!! Thanks man!!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Nice!! Thanks so much for taking the time to post up some feedback, and your kind words.

If you take any pictures, please post them up so that we can see the results

Enjoy!

Steve

PS It's Xtreme HID Kit not Extreme HID kit

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Hey Steve

New bee here. I recently got 2014 Jeep GC Limted and been thinking about switching to HIDs. Does the Xtreme HID Kit with Philips bulb a lot better than without? Also I read that a lot of people had issues without canbus fix, are they still included in Kit? thanks
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New bee here. I recently got 2014 Jeep GC Limted and been thinking about switching to HIDs. Does the Xtreme HID Kit with Philips bulb a lot better than without? Also I read that a lot of people had issues without canbus fix, are they still included in Kit? thanks
Keep in mind you are paying a little more for the brand name but Philips does rate their bulbs to color shift from 4300K to 4700K after about 100 hours. This means they get a little more "cooler" in term of color.

If you use coupon code "MOPARHID" not only you get an additional $25 off but also get the canbus fix at no charge

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Keep in mind you are paying a little more for the brand name but Philips does rate their bulbs to color shift from 4300K to 4700K after about 100 hours. This means they get a little more "cooler" in term of color.

If you use coupon code "MOPARHID" not only you get an additional $25 off but also get the canbus fix at no charge

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Anyone experience shadowing from the return wire on the extreme hid kit? I have serious shadowing going on and I am thinking the return wire is in the wrong spot, contacted KB and hopefully I can get this resolved.

Thanks Steve.

hey man, did you ever figure out the shadowing issue. I just installed mine yesterday and have shadowing in my passenger side bulb.

I also have the delay of the lights turning off and it sounds like the ballasts are buzzing.. is that normal?

i changed the polarity, no flickering. they turn on no problem with DRL. just trying to fine tune now.. thanks guys
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