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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

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Thanks for the vote of confidence guys.

But based on the price he is offering his OPTION 2 harness for the one pictured if you opted for the OPTION 3 harness you would be paying what I will be charging for mine. If I offered a harness that functioned like his option 2 It would be the same price shipped.
Wow that's funny for some reason I thought you were the same person.
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Soooo no plug and play hope for those if us with factory bixenon already is what I gather...

I get that one connection is proprietary but is that the only issue? I'm not sure that I would care that much if I had to splice into a single line if that is all it took...

So am I further ahead or further behind those with halogen ultimately??


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Old 04-29-2014, 06:56 PM
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Wow that's funny for some reason I thought you were the same person.
Same here!!
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Hey Guys Thanks for your patience.

I am finally done with a finished product I am happy with.

Here are the pics I promised two weeks ago. I am sure some of you must have given up on the idea of upgrading by now but now here is something to peak your interest again.

This thing measures 10 feet long and weight just under 4 pounds and everything is just long enough to go where it needs to be without have so much that it need to be rolled up.

This design uses the input from both headlights for a little added security just in case one goes out.

Same function as before from just the projectors now:
Low Beam
High Beam
Flash to pass

Those LED DRLs (The #1 reason we want these headlghts)
Controlled by an aftermarket DRL controller that shuts off the DRL when the park lights are turned on and allows the dimmed DRL to illuminate.

Note: The DRL controller has a 30 second delay when first activated (This is normal it is a power saving feature during start up)

Safety first so this harness is equipped with two Time Delay Relays the cancels the DRL when the turnsignal is activated so that other motorist can clearly see that you are signalling a change in direction.

The comprise for all this coolness. You will have to use the Parklight/turnsignal socket out of your halogen headlights. This still makes this a 100% reversible mod for any vehicle which means no modded one a kind headlight and minimal modding to your vehicle.


The load resistors for the turnsignals on wont be a big hassle because the ends will have ring terminals on them so you can mount them on the frame rails.


For those of you that want to go through the trouble of routing a wire through the fire wall. You can add a switch to the DRL controller then you can switch on and off the DRLs.


Currently these adapters are intended for:

2014 Grand cherokees that came equipped with halogen headlights from the factory.

2014 Durango that came from the factory with halogen headlights.

2011-2013 Grand cherokees that have halogen headlights.



I haven't got this figured out for factory xenon equipped 2011-2013 cars as yet.
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Looking good...

I have two basic questions,

1. If I remember right, the factory HIDs are self-leveling. Does this still work using your harness and the OEM HID headlights? A video showing this functioning would be cool.

2. Have you had a chance to figure out how much the harness is going to cost?
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Looking good...

I have two basic questions,

1. If I remember right, the factory HIDs are self-leveling. Does this still work using your harness and the OEM HID headlights? A video showing this functioning would be cool.

2. Have you had a chance to figure out how much the harness is going to cost?

1. SELF LEVELING DOESN'T WORK ( this is a retrofit harness to get all the connectors from one set up to talk to another and not throw off any error codes.)

All the components I am using have been tested for over a year on my own two cars not a doubt about function.



2. The cost to you is $350 with shipping to a US location (this price doesn't cover all my labor I have into these Like I said
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

David might be trying to ask if you already have the factory HID, will the self-leveling function of the new HID work...

I seem to believe that would be a big NO since I assume this harness will only work with non HID lamps.

Anybody looking into '11-'13 factory HID conversion to '14 factory HID yet?
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David might be trying to ask if you already have the factory HID, will the self-leveling function of the new HID work...

I seem to believe that would be a big NO since I assume this harness will only work with non HID lamps.

Anybody looking into '11-'13 factory HID conversion to '14 factory HID yet?
I am comparing the pin outs right now for that.

No retrofit is impossible but making a plug and play harness for a bi-xenon equipped car will be a tall order.

Tapping or splicing will be necessary.
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Majorrrrrrrrrr kudos to Jeep_Addicted for putting in the time to come up with this harness. I takes a lot of time, research, and testing to build something like this.

If I may chime in on some of the questions: the factory non-HID WK2s do not have the components in place (front and rear axle sensors, wiring, BCM programming, etc. - which are all external to the headlamp unit) to support factory HID self-leveling. Therefore, even JEEP_ADDICTED's awesome harness wont get you self leveling in the 2014 HID upgrade.

The 2011-2013 factory HID WK2s do have self leveling. The problem is, nobody (that I know of) has come up with a harness to convert 2011 HID to 2014 HID.

Thanks to JEEP_ADDICTED with providing me with some critical info late last night, I am about 90% complete with a wiring map to do this conversion. The 2011-2013 HID uses 5 connectors per headlamp unit vs. the 1 16-pin connector on the 2014 HID WK2. Based on the pinout diagrams for both the 2011 and 2014 systems, IN THEORY, my wiring map should allow you to retain almost all of the functions found in the 2014 HID (Highbeam/Lowbeam, DRL, DRL off with turn signal, self leveling, etc.) I am still not 100% certain on the dimming of the DRL yet. It might require a separate module. I would expect the dimming is controlled by the BCM, but the pinout suggests otherwise (to me, at least).

I have ordered the 16-pin connectors and some other misc. items to test everything out. I guess I'll also be purchasing a set of 2014 HIDs too - unless someone would be kind enough to let me borrow a set they might have!

If everything works as planned, I plan on cutting off all 5 of my 2011-2013 current connectors and plugging the wires into the 16-pin connector. Meaning, this wouldn't be "plug-and-play" per se as I like keeping everything clean and eliminating unused connectors. However, once everything is confirmed working, a true "plug-and-play" should be simple to build given the sourcing of connectors.

Stay tuned...(and thanks again JEEP_ADDICTED!)
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Jeep addicted (aka Correy):
Thank you for taking the time to answer all my questions. Like everyone has said in the past, you are VERY helpful and extremely quick to respond.

I got the shipping confirmation via email and I can't wait for this to arrive and install the headlights!!!

I also look forward to my other harness you are building for me. Thanks again bro!


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