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I did the install on my 14 Limited with out removing the bumper, i removed the air box and the metal panel attached to the fuse box, the air box just pulls out and the metal box is just one push tab on top and you can slide it up and move it to one side, I also used the battery relay and have had no issues with errors or flickering
This is by far easier than any other method. Considering I've had to mess with them 3 times so far it cut my time from 1.5 hours of swearing and scraping hands to 30 minutes tops.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

Sorry to take this thread somewhat off topic, but I live in NJ (central) and would love to upgrade the halogens on my 2012 and would like to know the legality of these lights. I would like to get HIDs in the 5K range and from what I have read putting HIDs in a car that didn't come with them from the factory is a no no. I just would like to hear from those in the NJ area about this as it's the only thing keeping me from jumping on these lights.

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Sorry to take this thread somewhat off topic, but I live in NJ (central) and would love to upgrade the halogens on my 2012 and would like to know the legality of these lights. I would like to get HIDs in the 5K range and from what I have read putting HIDs in a car that didn't come with them from the factory is a no no. I just would like to hear from those in the NJ area about this as it's the only thing keeping me from jumping on these lights.

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I live right over the bridge in Staten island. I just purchased 6000K HIDs and 6500K fog LEDs from XenonDepot. I haven't gotten them yet to install them but from what i read. 4300K -5000K is factory look. So if you purchased those you should be ok. A buddy of mine lives up in the Livingston area and has 8000K and has had no problem. So its a craps shoot. It comes down to if the cop needs tickets they are going to give you one haha. I know this doesnt really help you out to much but if your worried I would stick with 4300-5000K.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

I definitely plan to stick with the 5K but the other thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is that I was told that inspection agents are being told to look for non-OEM HID lights in cars. When picking up my daughter from school I spoke to a police officer that was there picking up his daughter and I asked him about the HIDs. He basically told me the lights fall somewhere in the line of tinting. It's not legal but being ticketed for that will depend on the individual officer and most will not care. He went on to say that the lights, providing they are not excessively blinding or "off color" (his words) probably won't be an issue. But he said that they are trying to make it harder for non-OEM HIDs to pass inspection and that inspectors have been told to look for that and fail the car. I know that some might say to swap the lights back to stock halogen for inspection but to me that's too much of a hassle.
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I definitely plan to stick with the 5K but the other thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is that I was told that inspection agents are being told to look for non-OEM HID lights in cars. When picking up my daughter from school I spoke to a police officer that was there picking up his daughter and I asked him about the HIDs. He basically told me the lights fall somewhere in the line of tinting. It's not legal but being ticketed for that will depend on the individual officer and most will not care. He went on to say that the lights, providing they are not excessively blinding or "off color" (his words) probably won't be an issue. But he said that they are trying to make it harder for non-OEM HIDs to pass inspection and that inspectors have been told to look for that and fail the car. I know that some might say to swap the lights back to stock halogen for inspection but to me that's too much of a hassle.
Yea i see your concern. NY is a little different. We don't bring our cars to the DMV to get inspections, we bring them to a garage. In NJ you bring them to the DMV right? If thats the case then it is easier to crack down on these things. I have had tints on every single one of my cars and has always passed. The HIDs on my 2014 GC will be a new thing for me. I never installed HIDs before so I will have to hope for the best.
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Sorry to take this thread somewhat off topic, but I live in NJ (central) and would love to upgrade the halogens on my 2012 and would like to know the legality of these lights. I would like to get HIDs in the 5K range and from what I have read putting HIDs in a car that didn't come with them from the factory is a no no. I just would like to hear from those in the NJ area about this as it's the only thing keeping me from jumping on these lights.

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You have a 2012 which means you don't have projector housings, if you put hid's in a non projector housing you will be blinding people. If you had the right housings no need would know he difference legality wise.
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Sorry to take this thread somewhat off topic, but I live in NJ (central) and would love to upgrade the halogens on my 2012 and would like to know the legality of these lights. I would like to get HIDs in the 5K range and from what I have read putting HIDs in a car that didn't come with them from the factory is a no no. I just would like to hear from those in the NJ area about this as it's the only thing keeping me from jumping on these lights.

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Pickup a pair of HID headlamps on ebay (lot cheaper) and contact JeepAddicted (Correy) for a plug and play harness. I just installed SRT on my blacked out Laredo and it was a piece of cake to install.
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Re: HID kit for 2014 Cherokee Limited

I'd be interested in seeing what they look like. I'll most likely end up going this route as I don't want to break the law.. more.



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Pickup a pair of HID headlamps on ebay (lot cheaper) and contact JeepAddicted (Correy) for a plug and play harness. I just installed SRT on my blacked out Laredo and it was a piece of cake to install.
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So I just received my kit from xenondepot. I noticed that the ballast require hook up to the battery and do not draw the power from the factory harness. Call me a wuss but I don't feel comfortable about running the wires all the way to the battery and have cables running all around the engine department (new to car modding so pardon me hahaha). I know there are other hid kits that draw the power directly from the factory harness and don't require running wires to the battery.


what is the pros and cons between hooking up to the battery or drawing from the harness?

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Does anyone recommend such a kit that doesn't require battery hook up?

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So I just received my kit from xenondepot. I noticed that the ballast require hook up to the battery and do not draw the power from the factory harness. Call me a wuss but I don't feel comfortable about running the wires all the way to the battery and have cables running all around the engine department (new to car modding so pardon me hahaha). I know there are other hid kits that draw the power directly from the factory harness and don't require running wires to the battery.


what is the pros and cons between hooking up to the battery or drawing from the harness?

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Does anyone recommend such a kit that doesn't require battery hook up?

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By running the kit through the aftermarket harness off the battery you are not using the cars wiring thus reducing the risk of melting the car wiring due to excessive draw on the stock harness. People say the 35w kitts run ok with just canbus adapters but I believe most installers will say to use a kit that runs off the battery and uses the vehicle wiring as a trigger only. It's really simple to wire and just requires connecting to the positive terminal and a ground. Worth insuring that your vehicle wiring doesn't melt or you get burnt sockets.
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By running the kit through the aftermarket harness off the battery you are not using the cars wiring thus reducing the risk of melting the car wiring due to excessive draw on the stock harness. People say the 35w kitts run ok with just canbus adapters but I believe most installers will say to use a kit that runs off the battery and uses the vehicle wiring as a trigger only. It's really simple to wire and just requires connecting to the positive terminal and a ground. Worth insuring that your vehicle wiring doesn't melt or you get burnt sockets.
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?
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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?
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.
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