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Old 05-30-2012, 08:39 AM
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

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I'm 99% sure that my harness has a lead that plugs into the old OEM bulb plug. That provides the connection between the Jeeps light controls and the new HID setup.
Thats how my relay harness was, it was wired to the battery + and a ground, a plug into the ballast, and then plugged into the original bulb socket. The voltage coming across the original bulb socket will activate the relay harness and supply battery power to the ballast, igniting the HID bulbs. Without the harness the vehicle wiring would plug straight into the ballast and provide power to it when switched on, which is sometimes not sufficient, hence the need for the relay harness.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:00 AM
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

About the DDM HID kits I would like to say that they are pretty darn nice for the price you pay. Lifetime warranty comes standard on them as well, it is just the $19 shipping that makes it even out with some other manufacturers. Plus the shipping is slow in my opinion. But customer service had swift responses.

I installed a 35w 6000k HID setup in mom's old 2006 G6 GT Coupe for the lows and fogs. Never flickered, not even once. Perfect color match on each light and amazing brightness that looked beautiful with the eyelids we had on the car. After putting around 2,000 miles on the setup sadly she totaled the car back in October (The morning of my SAT) She was fine but the car had bad frame damage and was deemed salvage. 3 of the 4 HID kits survived the front drivers side impact and I used them in my old Grand Am once to test them out. All still worked great and I am now installing the ballasts in my new WJ.

So speaking from personal experience I highly recommend DDM HID kits although their shipping is delayed sometimes. I added 2 pics of the car to show before and after. The lights aren't on though :-/
My G6.jpg Moms wreck2.jpg the caption says "my G6" but she uploaded that pic to the laptop lol.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:10 PM
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

So my Jeep was in a shop for two months getting a rebuilt engine. The damn guys rewired my HID lights to the full beams. Ok so they told me I did not take it in with HID's which I did (they broke them I think) so They gave me a 60$ check as replacement. The harness and bricks were still in place but wired to regular high beams. I got new 6k low beams HIDs and wired them as before but they are now full beams, so needless to say I blew out one of them. I have tried looking through the wiring and I dont see any difference as to how I had it wired before I tool it to the shop. Is there anything they may have replaced on the engine, fuses, sensors etc.. anything that could cause high beams on the low beam "sockets".

In simpler terms my previous low beam wires are now High beams and the previous high beam wires do not work. My halos and LEDs work ok.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:53 PM
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Was just reading the posts on this thread. Interesting info. I've never changed out my headlights but always thought about doing it. I always thought that they were "plug and play" as in you don't have to require anything. Can you buy hids that are just exact replacements without having to do any additional wiring or adjustments?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

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Was just reading the posts on this thread. Interesting info. I've never changed out my headlights but always thought about doing it. I always thought that they were "plug and play" as in you don't have to require anything. Can you buy hids that are just exact replacements without having to do any additional wiring or adjustments?
Nope, a true HID bulb requires a ballast. However there are plenty of HID lookalike bulbs that replace a standard bulb without a ballast, but they are not a true HID.
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

Ya need ballasts for real HID's, really easy to install and mouth the ballasts.
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

Was looking at these or these??? Anyone think they are any good? halo/Angel eyes is what I want... in a chrome finish as my Jeep is silver...



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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

The second picture (first link) is the Gen3 lights, they are probably the most common and have the best projector output. They are also very easy to install, and they still use the same stock high beam and signal bulbs.
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

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The second picture (first link) is the Gen3 lights, they are probably the most common and have the best projector output. They are also very easy to install, and they still use the same stock high beam and signal bulbs.
Nice one, think I'll got the Gen3's, look gorgeous, when you say easy to fit, how easy?... As for bulbs for these, which ones are recommended... I want bright bright white/slight blue hint maybe? Also, I assume these still have amber turn lights/indicators? Not sure rules in USA compared to UK...

Also, looking for some sweet rear light clusters as well, anyone have anything nice? What about these...

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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

For the HID's if you want the nice bright white with maybe a slight blue you will want to get something around 6000k color temperature. Higher numbers get progressively more blue then up to purple, 5000k is pretty much pure white and lower than that goes yellow. Check out this thread, its a walkthrough of my HID install and pics of my setup, which uses a 6000k HID. 01Grand finally gets HIDs and projectors! The Gen3's will reuse your same bulbs (all of them if you want, but theres no point of a projector without the HID bulbs). Some have those tails, they are a common aftermarket upgrade for WJ's. They will also reuse your same bulbs I belive.
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I got those tails, I also replaced the 2 LED's on each side with different red LED's, turned out really good.
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Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

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For the HID's if you want the nice bright white with maybe a slight blue you will want to get something around 6000k color temperature. Higher numbers get progressively more blue then up to purple, 5000k is pretty much pure white and lower than that goes yellow. Check out this thread, its a walkthrough of my HID install and pics of my setup, which uses a 6000k HID. 01Grand finally gets HIDs and projectors! The Gen3's will reuse your same bulbs (all of them if you want, but theres no point of a projector without the HID bulbs). Some have those tails, they are a common aftermarket upgrade for WJ's. They will also reuse your same bulbs I belive.

Well, decided I'm going to go either one of these, probably the chrome look to go with the car?




So, what HID type bulbs would people go for, I want a true white as possible that will fit into these lights? Would the Sylvania Silverstar 9005XS & 9006XS go into these lights? Bit expensive though for the bulbs...
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