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Just replaced my fogs with h11 hids. Factory bulb was h11 also

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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

I know that the 2011-13 Cherokees (non-SRT) use PSX24W LED bulbs for the fogs but I am pretty positive that the 2014 do not.

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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Good morning! Read through this thread. Lots of great info. Now me being a super procrastinator, I bought my TRS HID Kit for my 2014 JGC a couple months back. It's been sitting in the box since then as I have not attempted this install. Seeing that there is a great deal of information on here (with some different insights and methods), has anyone seen a full on step by step, install with pictures for the 2014 Jeep GC Limited? I'm a bit hesitant to jump in - I didn't know about the whole saw/drilling of the headlight covers on the back (is this 100% necessary?) Also I don't think the TRS kit came with any grommits to fit on after you drill out - which is clearly not good. Has anyone else installed the TRS kit?

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Good morning! Read through this thread. Lots of great info. Now me being a super procrastinator, I bought my TRS HID Kit for my 2014 JGC a couple months back. It's been sitting in the box since then as I have not attempted this install. Seeing that there is a great deal of information on here (with some different insights and methods), has anyone seen a full on step by step, install with pictures for the 2014 Jeep GC Limited? I'm a bit hesitant to jump in - I didn't know about the whole saw/drilling of the headlight covers on the back (is this 100% necessary?) Also I don't think the TRS kit came with any grommits to fit on after you drill out - which is clearly not good. Has anyone else installed the TRS kit?

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The connections are inside the sealed headlamp assembly. There is a threaded cover/cap that provides access on the back which is the only way to connect a relay harness. You will need to drill the plastic cap or discard it which will open the housing to the elements. Not a good idea. The KB kit came with a grommet already on the leads to the ballast. Check your TRS kit.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

You're also going to need the CAN BUS fix to prevent any flickering.

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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Thank you.

Steve - the kit came with CANBUS fix.

This is the kit I got. Not sure if there is a grommet on there or not - I don't think so:

1 x Mopar Specific: Morimoto Elite HID System (MoparElite)
Bulbs Morimoto 3Five: H11
Ballasts Morimoto 3Five (35w)
Wire Harness H11
Kelvin 5000K

Has anyone on here used this kit on their 2014 JGC?
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Perfect. Just wanted to make sure you had this component to avoid any flickering. You should definitely reseal the headlight housings though to avoid moisture, or headlight fogging.

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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

So I started this install on Saturday afternoon and ended up having to stop after about 15-20 minutes because I broke one of the ring connectors off the positive side of the wiring harness. The rings were just a tad too small to fit over the bolt for the positive battery terminal ('14 Limited). Picked up some new connectors yesterday and got them replaced on the harness. Found a good way to run the lead from the driver's side to the battery connection. Most people seem to be running it along the radiator support, but I actually ran it through valley in the cowl and had plenty of slack to keep anything from pulling loose. I can get pics later.

Got the harness wired up and mounted on the driver's side and them came to installing the bulb. What fun! Couldn't get to it through the wheel well and even after removing the airbox assembly, it was still very difficult. I'm just imagining what the passenger's side is going to be like. Ended up using a drill to hog out a hole in the black plastic cover of the headlight assembly and apparently got it just perfect for the grommet to seal up nice. Finally got everything connected and mounted and the driver's side works. Stopped at that point because I'd already spent about 2 hours getting that far yesterday, plus I was working all weekend handling hazmat spills, so I called it a day. Hoping to finish up this afternoon, but I guess we'll see. Hoping I don't end up having to remove the front bumper, but I guess if I do, I do. So far, though, I'm impressed with the output of the driver's side compared to stock. World of difference.

Any tips for me on the passenger's side now? Harness is mounted and connected. Just need to install the bulb and wire up the ballast, cbfix, etc., and hide it all.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

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So I started this install on Saturday afternoon and ended up having to stop after about 15-20 minutes because I broke one of the ring connectors off the positive side of the wiring harness. The rings were just a tad too small to fit over the bolt for the positive battery terminal ('14 Limited). Picked up some new connectors yesterday and got them replaced on the harness. Found a good way to run the lead from the driver's side to the battery connection. Most people seem to be running it along the radiator support, but I actually ran it through valley in the cowl and had plenty of slack to keep anything from pulling loose. I can get pics later.

Got the harness wired up and mounted on the driver's side and them came to installing the bulb. What fun! Couldn't get to it through the wheel well and even after removing the airbox assembly, it was still very difficult. I'm just imagining what the passenger's side is going to be like. Ended up using a drill to hog out a hole in the black plastic cover of the headlight assembly and apparently got it just perfect for the grommet to seal up nice. Finally got everything connected and mounted and the driver's side works. Stopped at that point because I'd already spent about 2 hours getting that far yesterday, plus I was working all weekend handling hazmat spills, so I called it a day. Hoping to finish up this afternoon, but I guess we'll see. Hoping I don't end up having to remove the front bumper, but I guess if I do, I do. So far, though, I'm impressed with the output of the driver's side compared to stock. World of difference.

Any tips for me on the passenger's side now? Harness is mounted and connected. Just need to install the bulb and wire up the ballast, cbfix, etc., and hide it all.
Remove the CPU unit as described by others to give you a bit more room, passenger side is a bitch if you have large hands and it is all feel as you already know. One thing I had to do was to file down on the bulb's large notch on that side to prevent HID "shadowing" as described here: DIY: How to eliminate xenon HID "ground shadow" effect from 2010+ Toyota Prius projectors | Balancing Act

The way the Xenon Premium HID fits was creating hella shadowing because the return wire was pointing upwards and not down.
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Remove the CPU unit as described by others to give you a bit more room, passenger side is a bitch if you have large hands and it is all feel as you already know. One thing I had to do was to file down on the bulb's large notch on that side to prevent HID "shadowing" as described here: DIY: How to eliminate xenon HID "ground shadow" effect from 2010+ Toyota Prius projectors | Balancing Act

The way the Xenon Premium HID fits was creating hella shadowing because the return wire was pointing upwards and not down.
I actually got it installed yesterday and it proved to be quite a bit easier than the driver's side. I did end up removing the ECM and the fuse panel, too, for wire routing, etc. I did notice last night that there seemed to be a shadow in the pattern on the passenger's side and I was wondering why. Guess that explains it. So basically, I just need to trim the larger tab so I can install the bulb opposite of it current position? I did notice that the stock H11 bulb was installed basically upside down as opposed to the driver's side. Never thought about the return wire being the problem. Thought maybe somehow I managed to get the connecting wire from the HID bulb/stock connector into the light path. Good to know it's a simple fix. Just not looking forward to taking the bulb out again.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Yes took me a while to figure that out, drive's side has some shadow as well but I can live with it, I could not with the passenger's side.

And yes I used a dremel on the tab and got it down to where I can place it in and have the wire point down.

Thanks to Steve for working on this with me, he send me replacement bulbs which came in handy for I broke one not being careful with the filling of the tab before I went dremel and even with the dremel you have to be carefull
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Yes took me a while to figure that out, drive's side has some shadow as well but I can live with it, I could not with the passenger's side.

And yes I used a dremel on the tab and got it down to where I can place it in and have the wire point down.

Thanks to Steve for working on this with me, he send me replacement bulbs which came in handy for I broke one not being careful with the filling of the tab before I went dremel and even with the dremel you have to be carefull
Did you just use a cutting disk, or maybe the sanding barrel? I may need to do that this weekend after my dive certification pool sessions. Need to charge up my Dremel, too, I guess.
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