After looking around and not being able to find a detailed DIY for an HID kit install on 2014+ JGC, I decided to gather and list some resources that I've found useful during my install as well as post some pictures of the process. This write up is intended to be used as an installation guide only. I am not responsible if you break something on your car.
Basically me and my fiance bought a 2015 JGC Altitude in December of 2015. All the accessories the car came with are awesome (U-connect, subwoofer, speakers, sunroof, etc) The one thing it was missing was some nice headlights. It is a bit surprising that a 40K car does not come standard with HID lights but whatever.
In the past, I've had good experience with DDM tuning HID kits however, Xenon depot seemed to be really active on the forum and had a lot of knowledge with these cars so I decided to contact them to see what it is that I need to successfully install HID lights in the jeep. I was led to the Xtreme kit with the 2015+ Mopar option. Below is what was included in the kit:
Sure enough I ordered the kit that was recommended but I did not get around to installing it for some time, partly due to the fact that I was stalling to see if I can find some detailed install pictures since I was a bit confused on the connections. I ended up asking for clarification on another HID thread to which Steve from XenonDepot replied and ended up sending me their new PMW modules which basically combine the PMW module, relay harness, resistors (RFIX) and the connection to car harness into one unit (see below):
Then I started the process of preparing all the parts for the install over the long 4th of July weekend. As recommended in other threads, I drilled a 1 inch hole through the plastic headlight bulb cover found on the back of the headlights to feed the HID wires through and to attach the rubber grommet to seal the hole up. See the following video on how to remove the plastic bulb cover (around the 1 minute mark):
Once I had the covers out, I used a manual lathe at my work to drill the 1 inch hole:
I cleaned the burrs off using an exacto knife and some sandpaper to make it smooth:
In order to test fit the parts, I removed the black plastic piece and yellow gasket off of the connector for ease of assembly through the plastic cover:
Feed the wires through and attach the rubber grommet:
Then came the daunting task of removing the bumper. Some people have installed HIDs without removing the front bumper but I thought it would be easier to work with if I removed the bumper so I followed this video to remove it:
Open the hood, remove these two clips from the top of the bumper on the driver and passenger side:
Remove two (one on driver and one on passenger side) 10mm bolts:
I used a razor to cut a slit into these 4 plastic rivets (two on driver and two on passenger side) and then broke them off:
Remove these "quarter turn" fasteners under the bumper, 1 under passenger side wheel well, 3 along the front on the bottom of the bumper, and 1 under driver side wheel well. See video above for clarification.
Follow the video on the actual method to pull the bumper off of the car and the plastic clips. If you have fog lights, make sure you disconnect the wiring once you have the bumper partially off so you do not rip the wires out.
In order to have more room, I took the headlights off. Use a 10mm ratchet with an extension to get the two bolts on the front of the headlight off:
For the two 10mm bolts on the side, you can take the extension off, or leave it, your choice:
At this point the headlight is held on by one 10mm bolt found under the plastic cover under the hood. To get to it, you have to remove some more plastic clips like the ones from the top of the bumper. These to be exact:
Once you lift the plastic cover, you will see the last 10mm bolt:
Remove this bolt and the headlight will almost be free. Carefully pull the headlight towards yourself and disconnect all of the wiring/bulbs from the back:
I removed one headlight at a time in case I didn't know which bolt went where or wasn't sure on the reassembly so you can check the other headlight for guidance. I installed the HID on the passenger side first. The ballast was placed on the beam by the top bolt of the headlight:
I had the HID connectors just dangling there for a bit:
Reinstalled the headlight, making sure the correct bolts went back into their proper spots (three are longer, two are shorter) and checked to see if the passenger side HID worked:
Sure enough it did!