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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Will he be selling more of the harnesses?

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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

I'm a customer just like you. You'll have to go ask him for one. Now that he has it all figured out 100% OEM working he should be able to make them easier and turn key.

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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee " Limited " Trim Halogen Projector Headlamps to HID Upgrade using Jeep_addicted plug and play harness.

100% OEM functions all working.

For those of you that were waiting for a while, I also waited and the reason for the long wait was that Jeep_addicted was waiting on my install to be successful before he made anymore harnesses especially for the 2015 which has a slightly more sensitive computer. I had 3 generations mailed out to me back and forth before we got this 100% right. Now he has it nailed down.

Well, here it is.

Part 1 https://youtu.be/Hes1HbXZaqk

Part 2 https://youtu.be/nBNgiEvFiCc


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So he actually sold me my 2015 harness about 4 months ago, does this mean that he's made changes since then? Because my current harness has a hard time switching between day/night modes when left in auto mode. The day time led will only turn on after 1 ignition cycle and if I go under a bridge during the day when I come back out of the tunnel the passenger side led doesn't work


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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

I don't know, you'll have to ask him. I'm a customer just like you.


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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Not sure if this has been discussed or solved at some previous point, but if I have a headlight with a broken top tab what are the best solutions in mounting that headlight? The tab is missing btw, so I cant just plastic weld or similar.

I was thinking of a simple metal piece and fastening somehow to the assembly, and drilling for the hole. The bottom two tabs are fine, so the top tabs job is really to prevent wobbling.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

finally my long awaited write up. All I have to say is if anyone can get in contact with Jeep_Addicted his harness is AMAZING. I brought it to one of the top rated electric car guys in the country in NJ if anyone needs his info PM. He was able to install my harness in an hour. Everything checked out and was working. He said he has never seen anything like it. He deals with jeeps and shitty harness and parts and also gives errors, this harness was smooth and acts completely OEM. I attached a quick video hard with the brightness but does everything it needs to.
1. DRLs on when car goes on
2. DRLs shut off when blinker goes on
3. DRLs DIM when headlight go on.

Also attached to pictures of under the hood. Everything secured nicely and installed in a good spot.

If I can help in anyway just let me know.
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Like tvguy710, I have also had the headlights converted successfully using Jeep_Addicted's harness. Unlike tvguy710, the install wasn't as smooth. The only issue with my harness was the anti-flicker capacitors. The original capacitors on the harness didn't work, and there was flickering, so Jeep_Addicted (Correy) sent me Morimoto capacitors that worked great (at no additional cost), this was the only minor issue with the harness.

I had my headlights installed at a local shop near me in MD. I had to continuously go back due to faulty headlights purchased from eBay. All of the sellers I purchased the headlights from were legitimate sellers with great reviews, the truth is that they have no way of knowing whether the headlights they have are good or not since they go through suppliers and don't test them. All of the passenger headlights I purchased from eBay said they were in perfect condition, with all tabs and no faults. Although tabs were good, they ALL had a blue line on the DRL when they were installed, all other functions worked great, and I never had issues with the driver side headlight I purchased.

If anyone is buying their headlights from eBay, make sure the seller offers a 100% refund or you will be sorry. I purchased 2 passenger lights from eliteautolights on eBay so at least I was able to return them with no issues. Unfortunately, I purchased the set advertised earlier on this thread and I'm stuck with a passenger headlamp with a blue line in the DRL. I was able to get a new headlight from a Jeep dealer nearby at 30% off in a bind.

At the end of the day, I'm very satisfied with the upgrade and I would caution anyone doing the same to verify the headlights work and the tabs are all in perfect conditon. eBay is flooded with headlights with the blue line in the DRL and broken tabs, beware.

Automatic mode works perfectly, projectors turn on when traveling through a tunnel or it gets dark.
DRLs are on full power during the day and dim when the projectors turn on.
The DRLs turn off when turn signals and hazards are used, same as the true OEM install.


Bottom line, Jeep_Addicted's harness was plug and play and worked perfectly. Also, Jeep_Addicted called the shop I had my harness installed at to answer questions and provide any assistance he could, I'm extremely grateful for his willingness to help, you can't go wrong with purchasing a harness from him.
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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Trevin,

Doesn't get better than a black Altitude with oem srt/summit headlights. Great Jeep you've got there. I have a black High Altitude but I actually prefer the look (bumpers, fascias, fender flares, etc.) of the Altitude.


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Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Anyone running these in CANADA?

We have DRL laws that make DRL's mandatory...therefore there is no ability to turn them off via the UConnect console...as I understand the US vehicles can.

This creates an issue with Correy's harness as it runs the HID's from the DRL circuit which would make the HID's active 100% of the time. As they are not the easiest to replace...this wouldn't be the most desirable situation.

I'm not fully understanding how Correy has it all wired, as I have no real knowledge to be able to do this myself, but common sense would dictate that the DRL circuit that exists in the vehicle now...should be the thing to switch the LED DRL's in the new HID/LED headlights on, and what would switch the Halogen headlights on, should switch the HID's on....the same with the signals/Park lights/signals/hazards/brights...regardless of how they are being powered. But apparently he is powering the HID's on the DRL circuit, and drawing power for the DRL's from something else?

I dunno...kinda disappointing if I cannot get these to work.

Any suggestions?
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Anyone running these in CANADA?

We have DRL laws that make DRL's mandatory...therefore there is no ability to turn them off via the UConnect console...as I understand the US vehicles can.

This creates an issue with Correy's harness as it runs the HID's from the DRL circuit which would make the HID's active 100% of the time. As they are not the easiest to replace...this wouldn't be the most desirable situation.

I'm not fully understanding how Correy has it all wired, as I have no real knowledge to be able to do this myself, but common sense would dictate that the DRL circuit that exists in the vehicle now...should be the thing to switch the LED DRL's in the new HID/LED headlights on, and what would switch the Halogen headlights on, should switch the HID's on....the same with the signals/Park lights/signals/hazards/brights...regardless of how they are being powered. But apparently he is powering the HID's on the DRL circuit, and drawing power for the DRL's from something else?

I dunno...kinda disappointing if I cannot get these to work.

Any suggestions?
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Thanks Man, I love the look of this Jeep, I was looking for this specific trim for months before finally finding one a few states away. I gladly drove 3 hrs to purchase.
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Anyone running these in CANADA?

We have DRL laws that make DRL's mandatory...therefore there is no ability to turn them off via the UConnect console...as I understand the US vehicles can.

This creates an issue with Correy's harness as it

runs the HID's from the DRL circuit which would make the HID's active 100% of the time. As they are not the easiest to replace...this wouldn't be the most desirable situation.

I'm not fully understanding how Correy has it all wired, as I have no real knowledge to be able to do this myself, but common sense would dictate that the DRL circuit that exists in the vehicle now...should be the thing to switch the LED DRL's in the new HID/LED headlights on, and what would switch the Halogen headlights on, should switch the HID's on....the same with the signals/Park lights/signals/hazards/brights...regardless of how they are being powered. But apparently he is powering the HID's on the DRL circuit, and drawing power for the DRL's from something else?

I dunno...kinda disappointing if I cannot get these to work.

Any suggestions?

Here is the explanation I provided so this thread does not lose it way with misinformation or speculation when facts have been established

Halogen headlights:

4 headlight system (separate low beams / separate high beams)

DRL : the Day time running lights on halogen headlight system utilize either the low beams (consumer) or high beams (fleet). The daytime running light is achieved by running at reduced power. To achieve the reduced power the circuit employs pulsed width modulation. PWM is a wave cycle that is not as steady as the DC wave cycle. The headlight circuit can be PWM either by pulsing the 12v circuit or the ground.


Bi-xenon headlight system:

2 headlight system ( projector with moveable shutter to produce high beam output)

DRL: the bi-xenon drl system utilize a dedicated light light array. When in drl mode the light array operates at 100 % intensity. Also there is the DRL cancel feature which cancels the del on the same side that the directional indicator is activated. When 4way flashers are activated both del array are cancelled. The drl array are reduced to 60% power when park lights are selected.


Okay here is where not deactivating you DRL becomes an issue since your halogen headlights use either the low or high beams the reduced power tries To activate the hid because the circuit is activated.

My harness has an adapter that converts the 4 headlight system to a 2 headlight system, so if either of the low or high beam are activated the projectors are activated.

In order to operate the LED drl my harness uses a relay to power the DRL the relay output is fed through the TDR-PO modules to get the switch back function.


So basically I am not using the drl system from your truck I have to build my own. This is the same with the earlier 2011-2013 models.
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