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Old 11-01-2015, 08:56 AM
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XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

Hey guys,

Long story short I purchased some H11 LED headlight bulbs for my 2015 GC Limited with the halogen housings and have been having trouble with them from day 1, about 2 months ago. I initially bought the bulbs without the canbus adapter and after a few minutes the bulbs would go out and would not turn back on.

After contacting XenonDepot they recommended trying the canbus to prevent flickering and ensure proper voltage to the bulbs. The lights functioned the same and would go out after a few minutes on AUTO and would turn off if the headlights where manually turned on.

After contacting XenonDepot again they are recommending using the canbus adapter and a relay harness to take power directly from the battery terminal. From what I understand the relay harness was only designed for use with the HID kits and is not meant for the LED bulbs. The LED bulbs should be plug and play with the canbus adapters. I have installed them properly and spread the heat sink according to the instructions to rule out improper installation.

XenonDepot is saying they havent heard of these issues with the LED bulbs from any GC owners. At this point I am having a hard time investing more time into this issue because I dont understand why the bulbs wont work.

For reference, the stock halogen bulbs work fine once reinstalled and I have tried using the LED bulbs without DRLs activated with no success.

Heres the link to the kit I purchased:

H11 LED Headlight Kit | H11 LED Upgrade


Anyone else having these issues? PLEASE HELP!!!

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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

I've been running the HID kit for over a year now. I had a bunch of issues in the beginning, the driver-side bulb would constantly go out and I couldn't figure it out. I finally found that the ground on that bulb wasn't tight enough. Once I tightened the ground connector, it's been flawless since.

Check and re-check the connections and grounds.

BTW: The 2014 Limited has the projector housing, I would assume the 2015's do as well. If you truly have a halogen housing, you should not be using an LED or HID kit.
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

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I've been running the HID kit for over a year now. I had a bunch of issues in the beginning, the driver-side bulb would constantly go out and I couldn't figure it out. I finally found that the ground on that bulb wasn't tight enough. Once I tightened the ground connector, it's been flawless since.

Check and re-check the connections and grounds.

BTW: The 2014 Limited has the projector housing, I would assume the 2015's do as well. If you truly have a halogen housing, you should not be using an LED or HID kit.

I tightened all connections and double checked them when I first got the kit, there's not many when compared to their HID kit.

Since 2014 the GC's come with stock projector housings, for clarification I have halogen bulbs and not OEM HIDs/LED DRLs. Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

Is anyone even running these LED bulbs in their GC?
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I have them in my fogs without a single problem
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I have them in my fogs without a single problem
Are you running them with or without a Canbus adapter?
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

Not to threadjack, slightly off topic but relates to XenonDepot. I am running the Phillips Xtreme Ultinon H11 LED bulbs in my fogs. Installed them and had them running w/o issue for 2 months (exactly 2 months). Drivers side is now out but passenger side still lights. These bulbs have a 12 year lifespan and a 3 year warranty. I have contacted XenonDepot, let's see if they stand behind their products.
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

I had these same LEDS with canbus in low beams and fogs. The fogs are still functioning after a couple months of use.

Went with opt7 fluxbeam LEDs for low beams and like the output better. Plus they don't have shadows.
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

I'm having the same issue as fatpanda. After reading enough reviews figuring I did my hw I invested in these. I wanted a completely sealed headlight more or less without the need to drill holes anywhere. The bulbs look good for the first few minutes they're on but after a short ride around the block I couldn't even get them to turn back on by cycling the headlight switch.

FatPanda, if you've gotten any response or updates I'd love to hear about it.


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I'm having the same issue as fatpanda. After reading enough reviews figuring I did my hw I invested in these. I wanted a completely sealed headlight more or less without the need to drill holes anywhere. The bulbs look good for the first few minutes they're on but after a short ride around the block I couldn't even get them to turn back on by cycling the headlight switch.

FatPanda, if you've gotten any response or updates I'd love to hear about it.


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As of now I am waiting to try the bulbs with the canbus adapter and a relay harness. XenonDepot wont deem the bulbs defective until all attempts to remedy the situation have been exhausted. There is no definitive reason why the bulbs work for some members and not for others.

Unfortunately the Jeep is in the body shop and I cant play with the bulbs.

Also are you using canbus adapters?
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Re: XenonDepot LED Headlight Bulb Issues

Any update on this?


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