Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Interior/Exterior/Visual

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-06-2012, 11:16 AM
mike0227's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 960
mike0227 is on a distinguished road
Nominate HID's finally being installed.

So i went online and bought 2 kits from xentec. H11 for lows and H16 for fogs ( thanks for the info from fellow JG members). This kit doesn't have that canbus relay or whatever it is. But they are installed with no error codes. Very happy no shake, no faulty ballast. I'll have some pictures up later today, along with the fog light kit installed. I Love My JEEP!!!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Long Live the Graphite Ghost

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 13,409
Thanks: 55
Thanked 132 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 542576
robpp has disabled reputation
Just because it "worked" without the relay does NOT mean its safe.

Fry the module and then let's talk about the 15 minutes and 10 bucks you saved.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-06-2012, 01:15 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 742
bclemons is on a distinguished road
Re: HID's finally being installed.

You do not need a relay harness a typical HID system uses less power than a halagen light.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-06-2012, 01:24 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,088
Thanks: 140
Thanked 163 Times in 153 Posts
Rep Power: 1255329
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: HID's finally being installed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bclemons View Post
You do not need a relay harness a typical HID system uses less power than a halOgen light.
HAHA good luck with that! the vehicle will sense the headlights are not getting the correct amount of power and will increase the power sent to the lights. you can easily blow ballast, bulb, or worse because you tried to save $20 and not buy a relay. relays control the amount of power delivered to the headlights and are a necessary safety feature. good luck getting home when you blow out both headlights at night time.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-06-2012, 01:25 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,088
Thanks: 140
Thanked 163 Times in 153 Posts
Rep Power: 1255329
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: HID's finally being installed.

i hope you have projector headlight housings because putting hids into a halogen reflector is very inconsiderate to other drivers, illegal and makes you look like a douche
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 742
bclemons is on a distinguished road
Re: HID's finally being installed.

The car only puts out 14.2 volts + - The ballasts are designed to accept normal car voltages. Your car cannot put out more and does not sense anything. The computers that sometimes give bulb out warnings only look at open circuits, low voltage. On systems like these you sometimes get a bulb out warning with a HID because it takes less power to operate. In most cases Hid lights,once ignited, can operate on as little as 8vts. In that case using a "error code eliminator, can-bus, anti-flicker" device will add resistance to the system. Also built into these devices is a capacitor to drive DRL's and stop flickering if installed. I would not recommend using HID systems in standard reflector headlights as they do not put out a controlled beam like a projector and they cause a lot of glare. Your best bet is to get a used pair of factory Hid headlights and wire those up if you want HID's on Jeeps. As far as the fogs, the HID bulbs will start to melt the cheep fog housings and again, they cause a lot of glare.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-06-2012, 02:39 PM
Mongoose9400's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 51 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Mongoose9400 is an unknown quantity at this point
Always use a relay harness regardless...simple, cheap, and insurance.

Yes, during steady state operation the HIDs draw less current. It's the initial startup surge which causes the damage to OEM harnesses and modules.


Sent from my iPhone 5
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-06-2012, 07:36 PM
mike0227's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 960
mike0227 is on a distinguished road
Re: HID's finally being installed.

I've never had a problem not using a relay. I used the same kit in my 08 wk and 04 wj never had a issue. I appreciate your concern, but with the history i have with them im sure it wont be a problem.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-06-2012, 07:38 PM
mike0227's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 960
mike0227 is on a distinguished road
Re: HID's finally being installed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy View Post
i hope you have projector headlight housings because putting hids into a halogen reflector is very inconsiderate to other drivers, illegal and makes you look like a douche
I have the regular halogen housing and the cut off is the same. I follow a friend drive a drop TL and he said he wasn't getting any glare in his mirrors.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-06-2012, 09:09 PM
FAUEE's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 941
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 4549
FAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond reputeFAUEE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: HID's finally being installed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy View Post
i hope you have projector headlight housings because putting hids into a halogen reflector is very inconsiderate to other drivers, illegal and makes you look like a douche
x2

Get some projectors and you'll be amazed at the difference in light output/quality.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-06-2012, 11:24 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,088
Thanks: 140
Thanked 163 Times in 153 Posts
Rep Power: 1255329
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: HID's finally being installed.

there is a set in the for sale forum now for a great price
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-07-2012, 07:19 AM
mike0227's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yonkers, NY
Posts: 121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 960
mike0227 is on a distinguished road
Re: HID's finally being installed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FAUEE View Post
x2

Get some projectors and you'll be amazed at the difference in light output/quality.
Yeah i had projectors on my 08 and 04. I just put the kit in because i need a brighter light at night to see. I'll eventually get the projector housing.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally! New lift installed DGoral31 Off Road Modifications 20 05-15-2011 01:31 PM
Mygig Finally Installed! ONEbadHEEPtruck Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 3 04-11-2011 11:12 PM
* KILLERGLASS - finally installed * QBNKID Visual Modifications 36 03-27-2011 10:01 PM
Finally, Painted RED ROCK HID PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS installed! -by DCspecial BOYCHIKS Members Rides 43 01-02-2011 03:44 PM
I just finally installed my 8k hid lows/fogs & guess what happend....... Bane1021 Grand Cherokee - WK 32 09-21-2010 12:51 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community