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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Hey,

6k bulbs are out of stock until next week so your order will ship out next week. I apologize for the delay, but the west coast port strike really messed us up with inventory.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Thanks Steve! Come to think of it, I was actually wanting the 5k bulbs after I clicked on purchase. Anyway I can change them to the 5k bulbs instead of the 6k?

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Hi, Norm.

Just sent you a PM.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Has anybody had any issues with only one side flickering when DRL is active? Or one side staying on longer than the other?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Also, has anybody used Xenondepot.com HID low beam error fix in place of the CANBUS module?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Im currently installing the HID kit on my 2015 Cherokee...so far so good...im trying to do it without taking the bumper off. I tested the passenger side and it worked but i didnt really screw anything in. Is it possible for someone to take picks on where they ended up installing everything like the ballast and where they actually put the ground wire...would help me out alot...btw ive never done anything like this before so sorry if i come off dumb
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Can you please update me on your installation because I literally ordered a entire new kit from xenondepot because I was having so much problems. Now my car is sitting in the shop with everything off.....
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Hope these photos of the driver side install help. I'll post photos of the passenger side tomorrow. I had to remove the ECU and loosen the coolant reservoir bottle to access the headlight assembly.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Passenger side...

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Had trouble finding a good place for the ballast on the passenger side. Works well as is, but I'm afraid it's more exposed to engine heat.

Xenon Depot...thoughts?


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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

After much trial and error I will make as short as possible, but detailed enough to understand for anyone that is having problems installing there HIDS.

First Hid Setup
2 Morimorto HD Relays (This relay only uses one side of the OEM plug.)
4 Built In Canbus Ballast
6000k Low Beams
3000k Fogs

Wiring (Applys to Both Low and Fog)
Oem Connection To Relay
Relay to Postives and Negatives
Relay Power to Ballast
Ballast To Bulb

Result
Problem with this setup is you will hear a loud buzzing noise coming from both relays when ignition is turned on, which eventually cause it to short or explode and also minor flickering. Buzzing will not occur when ignition is off. (I will not get into details why this happens, but for a short note, its caued by how voltage of our vehicles pulses to our headlights when ignition is on because it is designed for halogen use.)

Second Hid Setup
Using all the same items from the first setup, I decide to remove the relay and plug the OEM connections straight to the ballast, figuring that the Canbus not going in-between the OEM connection and relay was causing the problem.
So I was not using the relays at all, hoping the built in canbus ballasts would solve the problem all on its own.

Result
Lights would flicker on and off, and eventually not turn on at all, regardless if ignition is on or not.

Third Hid Setup
Again using all the same items from the first setup and after many hours forum lurking and etc. I decided to add capacitors in between the OEM connections to the relays. So setup is exactly the same as setup one, but with capacitors in between OEM and relay. I choose to use capacitors because I did not have a store near me that sells stand alone canbus and judging that they both work the same way I figure it would stop the buzzing from the relay and also stop the flickering.

Result
Low Beams wouldn't even turn on, fogs however did, capacitors got extremely hot. But the buzzing from the relays stopped.

Fourth Hid Setup (2 XenonDepot Extreme Kits)
2 Relays (This relay uses both sides of the OEM plugs.)
4 Non Canbus Ballasts
4 Stand Alone Canbus
6500k Low Beams
3000k Fogs

Wiring (Applys to Both Low and Fog)
All Oem Connections To Stand Alone Canbuses
Canbus connections to Relays
Relay to Postives and Negatives
Relay Power to Ballast
Ballast To Bulb

Result
The only setup that worked flawlessly.

My conclusion is that you have to be using stand alone Canbuses with non Canbus ballasts when using a relay. All setups above did not show any errors either. I know this post is not the most well written and detailed, but I just wanted to get enough pointers out there so nobody wastes their money like I did and encounter days of headache trying to troubleshoot the problem. Last but not least the cut off is great, no glare because of projector housings and absolutely no problems at all. I applaud XenonDepot and thank all the information I received from JeepGarage.

This is the only picture I have so far, its a bad picture because of angle maybe causing people to think there is glare, but I assure you there isn't.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

I have always read about how putting HID's in a halogen housing is a no no as it scatters the light all over the place (blinding other drivers, not working as intended by factory).

What's your take on this? I can usually tell when a vehicle has a retro kit. The pictures look great, but I don't want people being blinded by my vehicle.


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