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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

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I took off the bumper cover last week to install an air horn I had laying around the garage - piece of cake! That's definitely the way to go when installing HIDs instead of scratching up your arms trying to do it from the top side. Bumper cover is held on by: two plastic rivets on each side, you have to cut the heads off those; one small bolt on each side; have to remove two reusable rivets up top; four reusable ones underneath in the center; and one clip under each front corner you just turn 90 degrees to release. Once you have all the fasteners removed, start gently pulling from one corner to start releasing the integrated clips and loosen it enough to reach in and unclip the fog lights. Gently pull straight up on the top structure in the center to release four clips holding it up there. Whole thing, including the grille, comes off in one piece giving you unrestricted access to the entire front structure! You'll need to get a plastic rivet gun to replace the two non-reusable rivets on each side; I got this one from Harbor Freight for about $16.00: Hand Riveter with 40 Industrial Strength Poly Rivets

Here's the official instructions: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/pdf/2014_wk2...stallation.pdf

I ordered 4300K HID kit for the lows and 5000K fog light LEDs yesterday, looking forward to getting rid of the drab yellow lighting on my Limited!
Thanks for posting this writeup Northland! I have some questions...
1. You did not have to remove the front fenders?
2. You said the grille came off with the fascia, instructions show it staying after facia removal, can you please elaborate a little more?
3. unclipping the fogs, is this just a snapon to clip or is there a fastener of some sort?
4. lastly when the fascia is off, did you also have to remove the headlights to get access to where the bulbs go into? By looking at the instructions seems the headlights need to come off for rear access.

Sorry about all the questions and thank you for taking your time to post the writeup.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:45 PM
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Yea I have a laredo E and really wish they had the LEDs DRLs but no can do to get them to fit correctly i dont think. At the time of purchasing my GC i could not justify the price when all i really wanted on the overland were the lights.
Yes, same boat. I feel like they should work though. They are the same dimensions. I feel like for the most part if you got a hold of the parts the dealer uses it would at worst involve a computer reprogramming or something. Referring to retrofitting 2014 premium lights to Laredo/limited models that came without.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

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Yes, same boat. I feel like they should work though. They are the same dimensions. I feel like for the most part if you got a hold of the parts the dealer uses it would at worst involve a computer reprogramming or something. Referring to retrofitting 2014 premium lights to Laredo/limited models that came without.
I thought i read something on this forum maybe by scottina. that it would require a different wiring harness. Also remember him saying someone on the forum makes the harness but it doesnt include the headlights
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I thought i read something on this forum maybe by scottina. that it would require a different wiring harness. Also remember him saying someone on the forum makes the harness but it doesnt include the headlights
I came across the harness, I just don't understand why the dealer wouldn't want to be involved in this. On the Mopar site the led headlamp housings go for $1200 a piece I think I saw. It must be ridiculously complicated to do the wiring/no OEM PnP harness if they don't want to offer it as an accessory.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:42 PM
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Thanks for posting this writeup Northland! I have some questions...
1. You did not have to remove the front fenders?
2. You said the grille came off with the fascia, instructions show it staying after facia removal, can you please elaborate a little more?
3. unclipping the fogs, is this just a snapon to clip or is there a fastener of some sort?
4. lastly when the fascia is off, did you also have to remove the headlights to get access to where the bulbs go into? By looking at the instructions seems the headlights need to come off for rear access.

Sorry about all the questions and thank you for taking your time to post the writeup.
1.) No, you do not have to remove the front fenders - after you remove the two lowest non-reusable plastic rivets and the small bolt above those on the inner front fender you can just unclip the front part of the black plastic fender molding in order to unclip the front bumper fascia from the fenders.
2.) I too was confused by that picture on P. 2 of the instructions - the grille definitely comes off with the fascia cover and remains attached to it; looks more like the SRT front fascia on P. 4 of the instructions after it's off.
3.) Just rotate the fog light harness 90 degrees (maybe less) and it pulls out of the housing in the front fascia; then just let the harness with the bulb in it hang free while you work on the headlights.
4.) I haven't installed my HID kit yet, but from looking at them when I installed my air horn it appears that after removing the front fascia the headlight housings will easily come out after removing a few bolts allowing for easy installation of the HIDs.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:49 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Let me know if you have any questions - although it sounds like you're going to be just fine

LED Fogs: These are purely cosmetic bulbs. We do not sell them as "functional" upgrades. While some people are satisfied with the light output, we officially sell these bulbs are cosmetic bulbs that will enable you to color match your HID low beams. If you want to get more light output out of your fogs and WANT more light output as well - an HID Kit in the fogs is what you're going to need to get.

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Great post steve now you tell me that is all cosmetic the led fog.
Yezzzz. I want my money back. There is nowhere in the website a note saying is cosmetic as a batter it says it works better than factory
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Great post steve now you tell me that is all cosmetic the led fog.
Yezzzz. I want my money back. There is nowhere in the website a note saying is cosmetic as a batter it says it works better than factory
From Steve with XenonDepot, post #35, P. 3 in this thread:

"2) Fogs: You would need to purchase an additional HID kit if you wanted to upgrade the fog lights to HID. Are you thinking of upgrading the fog lights for cosmetic reasons or for functional ones? If you don't care about function and simply want your fogs to match your HID low beams then go with 5000k H11 LED bulbs. However, if you want your fogs to actually be brighter then I would suggest going with another H11 HID kit."

Pays to do your research first, is all I'm sayin'.
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Hi,

We have always sold them as cosmetic upgrades to better "color match" your fog lights. I don't think that it specifies that these bulbs will work better then factory - we actually list the lumens rating right on the product page... While we cannot take back used/installed product, I can do my best to work with you. Please send me a Pm with your phone number and I will give you a call to discuss.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

Ok, I read the description again. It says These are not MUCH brighter than stock.
So what those that means? To me is that they are a bit better or equal bright as stock.
Right????
Anyway I am not going to PM anyone, becausee the only way to get those to be really functional is to go HID and I am not going to take the bumper off to do a clean good job like I wanted to be.
Plus it is expensive coming in from Canada to Puerto Rico du to the fact it has to be shipped UPS.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee HID Kit Installation

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!
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Just got my 6k hid installed and am now waiting for my leds to come in. What an improvement so far. Still shocked that the limited don't come with hid standard.
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