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Old 03-01-2016, 04:02 AM
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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Been sitting in my jeep for the past 12 minutes. Waited for everything to turn off. About 8 minutes later flipped open the vanity and it turned on. All other lights do too


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Did something similar...took my laptop into the Jeep and worked for 15 mins...overhead map light came on with one-click and vanities when cover opened. Also had my budy try his 14' Limited; after 10 mins all lights would function

So are others having this issue? Since the canbus bulbs didn't fix it, what is the next idea? This is weird...

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Old 03-01-2016, 08:54 AM
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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So are others having this issue? Since the canbus bulbs didn't fix it, what is the next idea? This is weird...
Nope, apparently its only my two Grand Cherokees that do this lol. My 2014 Summit and now my 2015 HA. Three different types of bulbs have done this including the latest which are canbus.
Its fine though as it only does it when the vehicle is off which means its an issue that really isn't an issue since how often are you just sitting in your Jeep while its off for extended periods at night? loland even then you can still trigger the Jeep to "wake up" by doing any number of things and then they will work fine. ie open the vanity light on the visor, open a door, use the light dimmer switch etc etc.
Either way I'm really happy with my new "natural white" superbrightleds they look perfect. Now I am even considering changing the factory yellow map LEDs using the same natural white LED chip from superbrightleds.

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Been sitting in my jeep for the past 12 minutes. Waited for everything to turn off. About 8 minutes later flipped open the vanity and it turned on. All other lights do too
The mirror vanity lights will always trigger everything to work. I think you did it right in your video, but after that extended period if you try turning on one of your aftermarket LEDs that you installed is the issue I'm having. Maybe I'll go make a video like you did so people can see.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:18 AM
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

I had some free time today so I decided to investigate for myself the factory yellowish LED map lights. I know a few guys have already done the mod, but we were lacking some good photos of what's all involved. I did not change the LEDs yet as I wanted to see if it's something I wanted to tackle. Overall they are easy to get to and simple to take apart the boards and get to the actual LEDs. As mentioned earlier in this thread the toughest part will be the soldering.
It looks like you'll have to remove the ribbons going to each LED board. I see two solder joints which should be relatively easy to do, they are pictured below underneath the black tape. You will then attach the new LED either ontop of the old LED or right next to it, or come up with a custom mount that doesn't use the existing board at all. Then solder the two wires to the ribbon that you removed before.
This is assuming you have a pre-wired LED and one with adhesive backing. If I do this mod these are what I will be purchasing which are pre-wires and have adhesive backing:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ight/639/1925/

Put everything back together and you're done. Based on what I saw and my experience you should be able to do this mod without permanently disabling or damaging anything factory. In other words, if you want to go back to stock someday you should be able to without too much issue.

Hopefully these detailed pictures help some people out.

Top of console after screw removal. 12 T10 torx screw.


After removing top panel. Circuit board is now exposed.


Removal of circuit board with all the buttons.


Separation of circuit board.


Removal of LED map light circuit board.


Back side of LED circuit board with tape peeled up. Here you see the two solder joints that need to be un-done. After those are remove the new LED wires will solder back to that ribbon.


Next two pictures show the panel re-attached and turned on. You can see the color difference between the factory LED map light and my aftermarket "natural white" bulbs from superbrightleds.

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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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Nope, apparently its only my two Grand Cherokees that do this lol. My 2014 Summit and now my 2015 HA. Three different types of bulbs have done this including the latest which are canbus.
Its fine though as it only does it when the vehicle is off which means its an issue that really isn't an issue since how often are you just sitting in your Jeep while its off for extended periods at night? loland even then you can still trigger the Jeep to "wake up" by doing any number of things and then they will work fine. ie open the vanity light on the visor, open a door, use the light dimmer switch etc etc.


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I know on mine once the vehicle times out, trying to turn on the visor vanity lights doesn't work until I first turn on the yellow overhead console bulbs.
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Not to cross-post but I've described the process of installing H11 LEDs and headlights in this post - What did you do to your WK2 today?

lots of install/comparison shots included...

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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

This is exactly what I'm trying to DIY however I've been running into a lot of question, trying to know what exactly I should get. Do you have the details of what brand, model, etc of the LED you replace your HID headlight with?

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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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This is exactly what I'm trying to DIY however I've been running into a lot of question, trying to know what exactly I should get. Do you have the details of what brand, model, etc of the LED you replace your HID headlight with?

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Follow the link to the other thread, all details are there. I went with the OPT7 H11 LEDs.
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Well. All my lift gate bulbs no longer work, my drivers side rear bulb doesn't work. Should have known better to pay $14 for the kit of like 10 bulbs lol

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Old 06-06-2016, 06:56 AM
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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Well. All my lift gate bulbs no longer work, my drivers side rear bulb doesn't work. Should have known better to pay $14 for the kit of like 10 bulbs lol

Back to the drawing board


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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Thank you! Will report back


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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Looking to do the same to my non HID headlights. So headlight use H11, what about fogs? I know the have to be the L shape but not bulb type.
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Hi,

Your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee uses H11 bulbs for both the low beams and fog lights. If you wanted to upgrade both you would need to get 2 x H11 LED headlight kits.

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