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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

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You have to get power from somewhere.... You can't just create it. It is either going to come from the relay harness which is by far safer, or from the stock harness. I have a different brand than you do but if I remember I will try to take pictures tonight of the routing of the harness, it is simple to do, just zip tie it to the core support, there are a few extra holes in it that work great. Draw power from either the jump start connection or the main feed going to the fuse box and ground it somewhere and you are done, it literally took me less than a hour to install the whole thing.
Please I would really appreciate it to see how you ran the wiring. Maybe a picture or to of where you tapped into the power. I have been looking everywhere and found nothing. I don't think i will have a problem installing the kit but my problem is I dont have a clue on how to wire to the battery. This is my first time doing a mod like this to my truck so alittle nervous. Any help you can provide would be great
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

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So i guess my next question is if i am worried bout live wires running through my engine compartment when they are not part of the factory wire harness is...Do you know of any kits out there where the ballast is not getting power from the battery or the factory harness but from the canbus adapter? is that possible?
It's either through an aftermarket kit harness or a canbus adapter that connects to the stock wiring.
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It's either through an aftermarket kit harness or a canbus adapter that connects to the stock wiring.
I ordered the kit from Xenondepot and it is wired to the battery and also has a canbus to install and i need both to work right so i was looking for a kit that just needs a canbus and not a ballast that has to be run to the battery.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

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Please I would really appreciate it to see how you ran the wiring. Maybe a picture or to of where you tapped into the power. I have been looking everywhere and found nothing. I don't think i will have a problem installing the kit but my problem is I dont have a clue on how to wire to the battery. This is my first time doing a mod like this to my truck so alittle nervous. Any help you can provide would be great
While you wait for possible pictures from loveracing1988, take a look at this post:
How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

Scroll down to where he starts to wire to the 12V+ post. Basically the same on the 2014. Have Fun.
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Please I would really appreciate it to see how you ran the wiring. Maybe a picture or to of where you tapped into the power. I have been looking everywhere and found nothing. I don't think i will have a problem installing the kit but my problem is I dont have a clue on how to wire to the battery. This is my first time doing a mod like this to my truck so alittle nervous. Any help you can provide would be great
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Wow, a lot of information. I also wanted to upgrade my 2014 limited, but I was less concerned about the increased light than the LED DRL outline. Is the LED DRL outline tied to the different type headlight bulbs or is there a way to add that effect. Do any of the aftermarket companies offer a kit to do something like that?
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Wow, a lot of information. I also wanted to upgrade my 2014 limited, but I was less concerned about the increased light than the LED DRL outline. Is the LED DRL outline tied to the different type headlight bulbs or is there a way to add that effect. Do any of the aftermarket companies offer a kit to do something like that?
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Are you saying you want the led drl's? If so you could always figure out how doing everything yourself but that requires you to disassemble the entire housing to add them, although your other option is spending $1200 for the housings that have them and the hid's.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Yes, I wasn't even sure if it was possible to add them to the standard headlamp assembly. Maybe someone will come out with an aftermarket replacement assembly with the LED DRL's. Is it true that the front bumper cover has to come off to replace the capsules?
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Yes, I wasn't even sure if it was possible to add them to the standard headlamp assembly. Maybe someone will come out with an aftermarket replacement assembly with the LED DRL's. Is it true that the front bumper cover has to come off to replace the capsules?
To remove the headlight assembly yes, to change the bulbs no.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

OK, I did the mod this past weekend. This is not a quick and easy job. Took me 2 hours with a friend. I have a 2014 Limited model with NAV no Luxury option. I bought a 4300k hid kit from XD which comes with everything except the hole saw you will need. I can say the increased light output is noticeable. You do not have to remove the bumper, but boy would it make this job easier. I found that the access from below through the wheel well was near impossible. The angles just aren't there.

Step one is figure out what you will need. A 9mm socket (for the positive terminal and there is a bolt on either side on the fender well which provides a nice ground), a pair of needle nose, maybe gloves, and patience.

Driver Side: You will need to remove the airbox and filter. Unsrew the neck of the hose from the airbox to the manifold. Unclip the airbox and remove the filter. Remove the plastic retaining clip/screw from the rubber on the front inlet. Now you can remove the top of the airbox. The bottom of the box is held in place by some kind of rubber grommet that will pull off or you can pull the box up with it. Now you have access to the headlight assembly. There is a 3" diameter plastic cover that unscrews from the back of the headlight protecting the bulbs. Once you remove that you can remove the H11 OEM Halogen bulb by turning the bayonet counter clockwise. Smaller hands work better here, gloves would be good but provide little feel, so my hands were all scratched and torn up by the time I was done putting in the new bulbs.

Passenger side: You will want to unclip the harness connections to the aluminum heat sink to provide access. There is a 3" diameter plastic cover that unscrews from the back of the headlight protecting the bulbs. Once you remove that you can remove the H11 OEM Halogen bulb by turning the bayonet counter clockwise.

You will need to use a hole saw and make a hole in the back of the 3" round plastic headlight assembly covers. I think I used a 3/4" hole saw. I used a piece of thin wood or you could use cardboard and drill a template to see what size fits the rubber grommet provided in the kit. The grommet allows 4 wires to pass through, 2 go to the new HID bulb, the other 2 go to the OEM H11 connector and pass through to provide the trigger to the ballast which you will mount on the frame. I found on the driver side side the best spot was the underside of the top frame rail that runs in front of the radiator. I placed the ballast along that rail on the underside right above the headlight assembly. You cannot mount it on the outside of that rail, because the air inlet scoop to the airbox sits flush against that rail. On the passenger side I mounted it to the outside of that same rail. I mounted the relays along the fenders in front of the struts. The power harness for the driver side was run from the battery post on the passenger side across the firewall and down the driver side. On the passenger side you just run it along that fender. I did unclip the rubber seal from the fender on both sides to allow me to open the plastic/rubber harness pass-through support clamps.

When you insert the new bulbs you have to do so by touch. You will touch the inner metal sides of the housing, just don't grasp the bulb with your finger, just hold it by the end and rotate the bayonet until you can feel it flush all around its edges and turn clockwise to lock in. I found this was easier on the driver side. This required patience from me on the passenger side.

I didn't have my camera with me so I will take pictures later. Any questions please PM me. I got a lot of helpful info here, so thank you.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed review! I'm glad to hear that you found the increased light output noticeable.

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Has anyone upgraded from the 2014 limited halogen headlamp assembly to the overland led/hid headlamp? Any help would be appreciated.
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