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so just out of curiosity where do you acquire said 3rd gen projectors?
I bought mine off an ebay store. To find them, my exact search phrase was '99-04 grand cherokee ccfl projector' and then I sort by lowest price first. Here is a link to ones like mine linky
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Re: 01Grand finally gets HIDs and projectors!

For those that have the gen3's already, any tips on adjusting them? I read the article on wjjeeps.com, just wondering about that adjustment knob on the back of the new housings.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: 01Grand finally gets HIDs and projectors!

Adjusting them is not easy like the stock housings. There's a knob with teeth on the back, you'll have to loosen the screw going through the middle of it and turn the knob to the left to lower the beam and right to raise the beam if I remember correctly. When you think you have it good, put the housings in their spot, park 25 feet or so in front of your garage and check them. Make adjustments if necessary and then tighten the screw again and no more blinding people!

Your setup looks great man! I wish I had gone CCFL.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:47 AM
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Adjusting them is not easy like the stock housings. There's a knob with teeth on the back, you'll have to loosen the screw going through the middle of it and turn the knob to the left to lower the beam and right to raise the beam if I remember correctly. When you think you have it good, put the housings in their spot, park 25 feet or so in front of your garage and check them. Make adjustments if necessary and then tighten the screw again and no more blinding people!

Your setup looks great man! I wish I had gone CCFL.
Thanks for the info! I will be trying this tonight, wish me luck!
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Re: 01Grand finally gets HIDs and projectors!

Good luck! It's pretty straightforward, just a lot of steps to get it done. So worth it though.
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Re: 01Grand finally gets HIDs and projectors!

I got a cheap long-handled screwdriver and ground the blade down on it so that I could adjust them more easily. The adjusters are in a terrible location....plus you need to turn it a gazillion times to get it to lower a little.
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I got a cheap long-handled screwdriver and ground the blade down on it so that I could adjust them more easily. The adjusters are in a terrible location....plus you need to turn it a gazillion times to get it to lower a little.
Good to know, thanks, I will plan plenty of time to do this tonight after work.
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The second they arrive, let me know and I'll walk you though baking them in the oven to pull the lens off so you can remove that gawd-awful amber lens, okay?
Uh......................ok..............I guess so............................That really wasn't a question was it? He asks in a feeble quivering scared voice
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Oh, and I believe Dave is under a state of emergency right now...while my crappy state remains dry and snow free...so far.
Thanks for the concern bro. We didn't end up with as much as they were calling for cause it warmed up above freezing during the day but man did that stuff wipe out the trees. It was like Baja driving to work yesterday morning. Tested out the lift a little when I couldn't get around a few smaller ones so I went over them That's why the state of emergency to probably get line crew help to restore power not any snow concerns. We were lucky ours was only out for six hours. Many were lucky if they got theirs back today. Snow's all but gone around here today but I got some "manscaping" to do and it cost me $8 at the car wash to get that damn salt off the Jeepie.
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Re: 01Grand finally gets HIDs and projectors!

I don't miss the salt or that de-icing crap they put on the roads at all!
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2012....you'd think someone would have invented a non-corrosive solution to friggin snow.
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They'd rather keep with corroding peoples vehicles and roads than do something that makes sense. I've never seen that de-icing crap actually work, it just makes everything a mess.
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