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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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Thanks Danny, your products always look awesome whenever I see member photos.


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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

What coupon code do I need to use to make sure I get everything for a 2015 GC low beam? Do I need to order the capacitors separate? Thanks.
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What coupon code do I need to use to make sure I get everything for a 2015 GC low beam? Do I need to order the capacitors separate? Thanks.
Use code "MOPARHID" and you get $25 off plus capacitors at no charge

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

looking to do my '15 GC. what all do I need? it sounds like just the H11 kit and the CANBUS fix... if i do the H11 kit, will the HIDs still come on when I switch to highbeams or do i need to order both the H11 kit and the 9005 kit?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Do you have the factory hid headlight or halogen?
I just did the fog light (H11).
The kit I bought is OPT7 which is the canbus ballast ready with ecm canceller built-in.
But in some reason the ecm canceller of the ballast is not enough for the GC.
So I bought a separate OPT7 ecm canceller and it works.
Mine has the hid factory headlight.
When you switch from low/high the fog is still on.
Normally the fog light should turn off when you switch fom low to high.
But for me is not a big deal I don't use high beam that much.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

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Do you have the factory hid headlight or halogen?
I just did the fog light (H11).
The kit I bought is OPT7 which is the canbus ballast ready with ecm canceller built-in.
But in some reason the ecm canceller of the ballast is not enough for the GC.
So I bought a separate OPT7 ecm canceller and it works.
Mine has the hid factory headlight.
When you switch from low/high the fog is still on.
Normally the fog light should turn off when you switch fom low to high.
But for me is not a big deal I don't use high beam that much.
i have the factory halogen right now on an altitude. originally i wanted to try to find a way to run halos, but that doesnt look like its going to be and option. i came across a member who had his HIDs modded by The Lighting Firm (TLF) to have an RGB setup on the turn signal lights (he can control them via remote to change this to any color and have them running whenever he wants) until then I'm looking to just do HID for normal night driving as the stock halogens just dont cut it and I often find myself overdriving the headlights. my fogs do switch off when i go to highbeam. so it sounds like youre saying you just ran HIDs on your fogs instead of your lowbeams and it works well for you for normal night driving? this might actually make a lot of sense for me if im going to switch over to the SRT HID headlights in a couple months anyway
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Yes I just did the fog because my headlight are already factory hid's.
Actually the normal way the fog works it should turn it off when you switch to high beam.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

new to the forum....just picked up a '15 GC limited and just ordered the Xtreme kit and ran thru this whole thread.

the relay has a wire for ground which I can attach anywhere but where did you guys connect the positive side??? isn't the battery located under the passenger seat in the '14 or '15 models.

any help would be great before I start pulling everything apart.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

You connect the positive lead to the fuse box located on the passenger side of the engine bay. There is a nut that you unscrew on the left hand side of the fuse box.

I drilled holes for the negative leads. Didn't want to mess with the existing grounds. I've heard horror stories when those are not connected properly. See installation photos I posted on this string.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

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You connect the positive lead to the fuse box located on the passenger side of the engine bay. There is a nut that you unscrew on the left hand side of the fuse box.

I drilled holes for the negative leads. Didn't want to mess with the existing grounds. I've heard horror stories when those are not connected properly. See installation photos I posted on this string.

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Hey desert, I'm currently trying to install my kit but I'm confused where exactly the leads go. For the placement of the positive leads, are you referring to the nut in the bottom center of the first photo between the red fuse and black plug? Also, where did everyone place the negative leads? Thanks for any help

Edit: it looks like the positive leads connect to the bolt located inside the back left corner of the fuse box (looking rearward from the front of the vehicle). Next issue, the loop of the positive lead terminal is not large enough for the bolt to slip through. How did you guys solve this problem?

Also, within the headlight housing, the OEM harness wires are the same color (grey). How did you determine which way to plug in the harness? Thanks again
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

These pictures show what I am talking about. The loop of the positive lead is not large enough for the threaded portion of the fuse box bolt to slip through. What do I do here? I'm stumped.
Note: in these photos I did not remove the nut. This was just a test fit
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