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Old 11-21-2015, 11:54 AM
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XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

Yep I'm using the Canbus adapters. I haven't had a chance to reach out to xenon depot yet.


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Old 11-21-2015, 06:44 PM
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

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Any update on this?


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No updates until I get the Jeep back from the shop. Im going to install the bulbs in the fogs with the canbus adapter and see if they work.

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Yep I'm using the Canbus adapters. I haven't had a chance to reach out to xenon depot yet.


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Considering you have the adapters already I would throw the bulbs in the fogs using the adapters and see what happens. Some members have that setup without an issue. Otherwise your most likely going to have to try the canbus in addition to a relay harness.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:44 AM
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

Their CANBUS adapters are not very good ones. They won't work on my 2013 Ram, which is known to finicky with lights, just like the WK2s. They shipped me resistors for free that they normally charge for, but I don't want the extra wiring or hot (when used) resistors.

Other companies sell "LED decoders" which I think are just better CANBUS adapters, and they seem to make things work well in the 2013-2014 Ram trucks. Just aren't that many yet, only heard of a few local/regional companies doing it. The 2015-2016 Rams (and maybe the WK2s) seem to be the pickiest yet with a revised computer system, so even the "enhanced" CANBUS adapters/decoders may not work without a relay system.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:06 PM
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XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

No offense but I have interest in using these in my fogs. I wanted them for my main lighting source and am quite disappointed in my experience with them so far. I certainly hope there's a simple solution to this as I'm not willing to use the resistor path or an extra relay and drill out the dust cap.

Perhaps trying a Canbus from another company would provide better results?

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Old 11-22-2015, 04:34 PM
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No offense but I have interest in using these in my fogs. I wanted them for my main lighting source and am quite disappointed in my experience with them so far. I certainly hope there's a simple solution to this as I'm not willing to use the resistor path or an extra relay and drill out the dust cap.

Perhaps trying a Canbus from another company would provide better results?

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I understand what you mean, I originally bought these for my headlights as well. I should also mention if you continue to use the Canbus adapters from XenonDepot you will need to try the relay harness from them as well before they entertain the idea of defective merchandise.

HOWEVER, you will need a different driver for the LED bulbs as the relay harnesses from XenonDepot are 9006 connections and the LED bulbs use H11. You will also need to swap one of the H11 connections on the actual Canbus adapter to a 9006 in order to connect it to the relay harness.

It truly is a pain and I agree with your dissatisfaction. If you try a different Canbus adapter reply to this thread with your results.
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

I can't believe how impossible xenon depot is to work with if the products they sell don't even work the way they were intended and advertised to be used as plug and play. People have lives and jobs and don't have all day to be tooling around getting these LED's to work.

The point of going LED in the first place is to avoid relays and drilling dust caps. Their return policy is shit. I'm surprised people actually buy anything from them. As soon as I read their policy page on their website they instantly lost any chance of me purchasing anything from them...

If the product doesn't work you as the seller take it back. You don't try to force customers to patch it up / jerry rig it with bandaids. Maybe create a product that actually universally works and stop selling Chinese/Korean garbage. Also if you are telling customers to use a relay or canbus adapter after the fact to try and get them working, all that should be included from the start in the original product offering and noted on th product page that some cars may need use of additional items to get them working.
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I can't believe how impossible xenon depot is to work with if the products they sell don't even work the way they were intended and advertised to be used as plug and play. People have lives and jobs and don't have all day to be tooling around getting these LED's to work.

The point of going LED in the first place is to avoid relays and drilling dust caps. Their return policy is shit. I'm surprised people actually buy anything from them. As soon as I read their policy page on their website they instantly lost any chance of me purchasing anything from them...

If the product doesn't work you as the seller take it back. You don't try to force customers to patch it up / jerry rig it with bandaids. Maybe create a product that actually universally works and stop selling Chinese/Korean garbage. Also if you are telling customers to use a relay or canbus adapter after the fact to try and get them working, all that should be included from the start in the original product offering and noted on th product page that some cars may need use of additional items to get them working.
Well said, this is the last time I buy from them. Im just going to upgrade to a different halogen bulb at this point.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:22 PM
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

I'm going to stick up for XenonDepot as I have their Xtreme HIDs and canbus and have no issues in my 14, nor did I in my 12'. Why so aganist drilling the dust caps? It's easy as cake and the get new ones to go back to halogens is like 30$.


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I'm going to stick up for XenonDepot as I have their Xtreme HIDs and canbus and have no issues in my 14, nor did I in my 12'. Why so aganist drilling the dust caps? It's easy as cake and the get new ones to go back to halogens is like 30$.


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Some people care about leaving things unmodified and don't want to add chances of moisture/dirt buildup inside their headlight housings. And as posted above, it's not as simple as you think to hook up a relay for LED's. The connectors don't match up
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I'm going to stick up for XenonDepot as I have their Xtreme HIDs and canbus and have no issues in my 14, nor did I in my 12'. Why so aganist drilling the dust caps? It's easy as cake and the get new ones to go back to halogens is like 30$.


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I had an Xtreme 5000k HID kit with Philips bulbs in my 12 GC and it was great. My issue is with the lack of information and the misleading labeling of the LED bulbs. Additionally the relay harness was never even designed to work with the LED kits. I bought the LEDs to avoid the relay harness and the additional wiring being that they are labeled as "plug and play".
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:42 PM
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Some people care about leaving things unmodified and don't want to add chances of moisture/dirt buildup inside their headlight housings. And as posted above, it's not as simple as you think to hook up a relay for LED's. The connectors don't match up

I gotcha but the bulbs hid come with a rubber gourmet that if you drill the correct size fit snug and no moisture gets in. But to each his own.


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I gotcha but the bulbs hid come with a rubber gourmet that if you drill the correct size fit snug and no moisture gets in. But to each his own.


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Oh good to know xenon depot includes gourmet rubber.

The GROMMET is far from weatherproof and easily allows dirt in even if drilled correctly. In the end the real issue is with how piss poor the factory halogen lights are on the Grand Cherokee. It's almost dangerous how crappy the light output is.

I guess only time will bring a true plug and play lighting solution for halogen JGC's.


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