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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

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I hope you guys know you dont have to remove any part in the engine bay to change a stupid light.

Chrysler engineers did a "good" job with this. They did a special opening in the inner fender (where the wheels are). Just pup that litle round cover, and that gives you access to the head lights.





this will save you tons of time

Jeep Grand Cherokee Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide - 2011 To 2016 WK2 - Picture Illustrated Automotive Maintenance DIY Instructions

Those ports are useless for a WK2 equipped with bixenon.

On a truck with halogen headlight you can get to the sidemarker, Low beam bulb and Highbeam bulb, but not the turnsignal.

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Old 09-22-2014, 03:32 PM
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

For Halogen there is a second option besides the 3157 replacement

There is also the 4114 halogen bulb. This a a bulb that has a 14 VOLT rating. it still will give you that ugly yellow light but you won't have to change it as often.



Here is a thread for a second CREE LED bulb comparing it against the one mentioned above in this thread.



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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

New to the site. Just wanted to say thanks to all for the solid advice. Only wish I had found it about 2 hours sooner. Actually already purchased the old style LEDs from local AZ. Went ahead and pulled the trigger on the CREE. Fantastic and they don't give you that blue/purple. Just a true pure white. Now to see how long they last...
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

I replaced my DRL bulbs with CREE LED earlier this week as mentioned in another thread. Totally worth the $35 I spent. I did wish I had an extra joint in my arm while making hte change, but otherwise, it was simple and a great upgrade. Now the DRL color matches my projector headlights for color, too.
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

Nice, have you heard anythign about these bulbs melting?

I keep reading mixed reviews....was goign to order a set, but the melting part worries me...

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I replaced my DRL bulbs with CREE LED earlier this week as mentioned in another thread. Totally worth the $35 I spent. I did wish I had an extra joint in my arm while making hte change, but otherwise, it was simple and a great upgrade. Now the DRL color matches my projector headlights for color, too.
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

The CREE LEDs allegedly are supposed to burn at a lower temp. I wasn't having melting but was seeing some browning around the plug housing. Also replacing bulbs way too often. Hope that helps.
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

Here's a solid question for this same topic. How on earth is one person supposed to check to see if the DRL's actually work without having a second person on hand? Put a mirror or something infront of the car? Can't figure out that for the life of me.
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

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Here's a solid question for this same topic. How on earth is one person supposed to check to see if the DRL's actually work without having a second person on hand? Put a mirror or something infront of the car? Can't figure out that for the life of me.
Have the vehicle on a flat place, turn it on and put it in neutral. Use tire chocks if you prefer. The DRLs will be "on" with the transmission in neutral.
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

Thanks Jim! Well I feel like I dummy. Driveway is on an incline.
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

Don't worry...I only learned that trick earlier this week from someone else. LOL

BTW, the last time I was in Birmingham on business, I scored a JGC as my rental...they were out of the smaller things my employer insists on, so I just plain got lucky.
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Must be different os as my drls come on with the ignition on only
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Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

Yes, the vehicle must be running...and in drive (or neutral).
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