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Installed HIDs in fog lights

I bought the Xtreme HID Kit with Philips Bulbs from KBcarstuff.com who's a supported vendor here on JeepGarage. I'm pretty impressed, these things are bright and extend the light coverage left and right beyond what the headlights cover. I was previously running some LED 1,650 lumen bulbs and these are so much better.

You don't need to use the relay harness that's included to supply the power, the ballast can be powered just fine without it. However, you do need the CANBUS Fix component (not included normally) to simulate a higher load otherwise they flash on and off. These are 35 watt bulbs so I guess that's too low and throws an error. It's all plug and play as you don't need the relay harness to tap into power and ground.

There's some posts with coupon codes for $25 off and the CANbus Fix module or just call them and tell them your a JeepGarage member and they'll set you up. If you read the GC threads you'll know they post often here and have outstanding customer support. Steve called me a couple times as we worked thru setting mine up.

I installed the bulbs with the grounding wire pointing down. This is a wire outside the bulb that runs the length of the bulb.

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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

wow seems like the projectors do very well with xenons!

time for me to pick up a set with 3000k bulbs, fingers crossed the beam will look as nice as yours!

I do wonder how well the 2014 fog projectors will hold up to xenons.

can you confirm that this is what was needed?
http://www.kbcarstuff.com/CANBUS-Fix-p/cbfix.htm
for flickering etc.

any comments on glare from the projectors?
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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

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I bought the Xtreme HID Kit with Philips Bulbs from KBcarstuff.com who's a supported vendor here on JeepGarage. I'm pretty impressed, these things are bright and extend the light coverage left and right beyond what the headlights cover. I was previously running some LED 1,650 lumen bulbs and these are so much better.

You don't need to use the relay harness that's included to supply the power, the ballast can be powered just fine without it. However, you do need the capacitor module (not included) to simulate a higher load otherwise they flash on and off. These are 35 watt bulbs so I guess that's too low and throws an error. It's all plug and play as you don't need the relay harness to tap into power and ground.

There's some posts with coupon codes for $25 off and/or the capacitor module included but best just to call them and tell them your a JeepGarage member and they'll set you up. If you read the GC threads you'll know they post often here and have outstanding customer support. Steve called me a couple times as we worked thru setting mine up.

I installed the bulbs with the grounding wire pointing down. This is a wire outside the bulb that runs the length of the bulb.

Xtreme Digital HID Conversion Kits With Philips Bulbs

Pics below:
1. Fog lights only
2. Fogs and Headlights
3. Head lights only
4. Head lights and Fogs (notice how they light up the sides left and right in the grass area)
do u run them all the time or mainly when on a highway where there isn't any oncoming traffic in close proximity? im curious about people finding them annoying, were you running the leds with the little built in fans before? do you have any pics of them? I am considering upgradeing my fogs in my 08 to projector as i purchased some leds that just aren't strong enough in the standard housing. I did however purchase a second set that utilizes something like the hids ballast to fire the led they are in my highbeams and are seriously bright.if the bulbs you had were either 9005 or 9145 are you interested in selling them?
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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

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I do wonder how well the 2014 fog projectors will hold up to xenons.
can you confirm that this is what was needed?
CANBUS Fix
for flickering etc.
any comments on glare from the projectors?
I was worried about over heating but researching it seams it's not an issue with 35 watt bulbs.

The CAN bus fix module you linked to reads as the right thing but the pic is a little different than mine. I'd give them a call to make sure, they are very knowledgeable and willing to help.

Not sure about glare, best I can tell there is none. I stood in the street looking at varies distances and heights and all seems good.


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do u run them all the time or mainly when on a highway where there isn't any oncoming traffic in close proximity? im curious about people finding them annoying, were you running the leds with the little built in fans before? do you have any pics of them?
I run them all the time, no glare issue from what I can tell. Those were the leds I was running but they were H11. They were bright but honestly when the headlights were on I could not see any difference turning the fogs on and off. They pale in comparison to the HIDs. Here's some pics in this thread.

Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs
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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

Thanks for pioneering the led/hid upgrades for the durangos! i honestly never thought to put xenons into the fogs because i'm one of those avid believers of retrofitting, the fogs in my expedition have retrofitted projectors in them.

I bought a set of leds because they looked nice, and now i have a set of xenons coming. I normally buy from the #1 competitor of kbcarstuff, mainly because i've been with them for years hah, and the setup i have installed from 2 years ago works as perfect as day 1.
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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

vertrkr : Thank you so much for taking the time to post up some feedback (and pictures) about the XenonDepot HID Kit. I'm glad to see that everything worked out, and I appreciate you being the "guinea pig." I had a feeling that you would be fine without the included relay harness when using the Capacitor.

Looks like the stock fog light housings do a fantastic job with the HID kit. Looking at your pictures, it does not look like you're getting any glare above the cut-off line.

Also, the 4300k Philips bulbs do a great job matching up to the OE HID headlights.

Coupon Code "MOPARHID" upon checkout will get you guys $25 discount upon checkout + a set of the required capacitors free of charge!!

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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

vertrkr, did you go with the 4300k color temp? Looks good!

I ordered the LED fogs after your previous thread. Long story short, the ad said they were coming from NJ but ended up coming from China so I refused the package. Maybe it happened for a reason as I think the HIDS option is better.

Question for Steve - what brand is your ballast? From what I have read, it seems like Philips/Hella/Hylux are some of the best ones. I would love to support you, but I am also trying to figure out what your kit has that this one (Philips Canbus Slim Ballast HID Xenon Kit H1 H3 H4 H7 H8 H10 H11 H13 6000K 8000K | eBay) doesn't. I know it doesn't have Philips bulbs, but it seems to come with a great ballast and it is quite a bit cheaper.

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vertrkr, did you go with the 4300k color temp? Looks good!
Ya, the Phillips bulbs are 4300K and a perfect match for the headlights.
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Tellsch: Thanks for your interest. As per your questions:

1) Philips bulbs cost approximately 15 times more then an Asian made capsules (literally).

2) Hylux does make great ballots, but they are also the number one aftermarket replicated ballast. I can't tell from the picture whether the ballasts being sold are genuine - although I do know that Hylux has new casings to distinguish their product - which the ones in your picture do not.

3) Warranty is handled directly through us - We've been around since 2001, so you can count on being able to get a hold of someone should you require after sales service/support.

4) Site supporting vendor: I'm not saying that you should only purchase from supporting vendors, but keep in mind that if it wasn't for supporting vendors your forum would be non-existent at this point.


All that being said, I really don't see how our kit is significantly more expensive considering our cost on just the bulbs is probably more then $50 compared to the bulbs in the ebay special.

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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

I was very surprised to see how much light those put out! I am on the DodgeDurango.net forum a lot, & they have discussed how the light from these fog lights really isn't visible while driving. I have experimented and agree for the most part, but as bright as those are I don't see how it couldn't be visible! Pictures prove that!
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Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

Hello Vertrkr, it's been almost 2 months since you installed the hid fogs. Have you had any problems with the lights? flickering, power issues, error codes?
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Hello Vertrkr, it's been almost 2 months since you installed the hid fogs. Have you had any problems with the lights? flickering, power issues, error codes?
No problems, still working great. At first they blinked a couple times when turing them on but it stopped doing that.
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