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Old 12-27-2013, 10:36 AM
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Lol if you think halogen bulbs have the same lumens as hid bulbs then I'm farad I can not help you. Look at any forum hell the grand cherokee forum there are hundreds of people switching to hid for greater light output not to have blue lights lol. Oh well everyone is entitled to there opinion. Just wanted to share you guys the results
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:38 AM
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Put em on but manual is all lies fog lights are not h11 there h16! so have to send back one set and get h16 bulbs. also ddm tuning error code eliminators don't work on our jeep have to get canbus eliminator for volt hid kits. Also if you take the three screws out of the wheel well the whole wheel well can move out of the way and u have all the tool you need
DDM error eliminators work for the 14 Grand Cherokees so I don't see any reason as to why they wouldn't work for the cherokee.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:42 AM
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It shouldn't void your warranty.
I am waiting from a usability reason. Throwing a plug and play system into halogen projectors doesn't give you any better illumination compared to stock halogens (have done it in previous cars). All it does is give you the 4300k white light look (assuming you chose that temperature), which is all some people want, if thats the desired outcome then its a great addition. The added cost and hassle isnt worth it to me though without the benefit of the additional light output from a full HID system.
I have had 2 vehicles that came with halogen projectors, my 11 fusion and my wife's 14 grand cherokee. Both of them were horrendous for light output. Jeep especially shoumd be ashamed of the lights in the lower trim of the grand cherokee, they are borderline dangerous for anything in the country and turning on the high beams is marginally better. I have never used a 35 watt kit, I have only used the 55 watt kits from DDM and have never been disappointed with light output, it is a night and day difference between stock halogens and HID'S, I went with 5000k so with a 4300k it should be even better.
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Re: How has no one wanted to put HID's in there cherokee?

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Lol if you think halogen bulbs have the same lumens as hid bulbs then I'm farad I can not help you. Look at any forum hell the grand cherokee forum there are hundreds of people switching to hid for greater light output not to have blue lights lol. Oh well everyone is entitled to there opinion. Just wanted to share you guys the results
Greater lumens at the bulb sure, an HID bulb can push more lumens than a halogen. But there is much more involved than just the lamp itself. Optics, makes a big difference. If that light isn't focused correctly (which it isnt in a plug and play) then it is wasted.
Ill take my multiple firsthand accounts over anecdotal evidence any day. I am also an Electrical Engineer, have worked with laser optics in college and currently design commercial lighting systems and perform a lot of photometrics on HID, LED, Fluorescent and Halogen fixtures, and the optics and reflectors make a huge difference in the desired outcome.
Dont take this as disparaging to plug and play kits, I have used them and liked them fine enough. But they do not compare to OEM setups, that is all.
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Re: How has no one wanted to put HID's in there cherokee?

Hello everyone, new to the forum and wanted to ask if anyone has put a newer front end or a str8 front bumper on a 2002 cherokee. looking to make a few changes to mine. Happy New Year to all.
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Hello everyone, new to the forum and wanted to ask if anyone has put a newer front end or a str8 front bumper on a 2002 cherokee. looking to make a few changes to mine. Happy New Year to all.
wrong forum (this is the 2014 KL Cherokee forum), and def wrong thread
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Re: How has no one wanted to put HID's in there cherokee?

sorry, new to all this. Just looking for info. Peace.
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Re: How has no one wanted to put HID's in there cherokee?

While I have no idea why no one's tried it, the bulb in our housings are the same as the projector low-beams on the 2013+ Dodge RAM pickups. So the kit can be found here:
2013 Dodge Ram Projector HID Conversion Kit - Factory Integration for Low Beams!

I haven't thought of ordering it yet mostly because HID conversions are usually caught by the inspectors here in VA whenever I bring my vehicle in - and had to remove them from my low beams AND fogs on my 2008 Mitsubishi when I had it. Since the Cherokee has a projector housing I don't think they'd know any better - but still don't want to take the chance unless the conversion looks legit.
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Re: How has no one wanted to put HID's in there cherokee?

Ya I got the 35 watt 5K kit from DDM 9006. The bulbs fit in the housing perfect however it seems like they sent me a 6K bulb and a 5K bulb so they don't match. Also I'm using the error code eliminator and every time I start the truck its says low beam bulb out so I know there not working lol. I ordered new bulbs and canbus fix on xenon depot and I have volt ballest from 5 months ago I used on my 2013 Grand Cherokee. I also ordered H16 5K halogen bulbs for fogs.
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Re: How has no one wanted to put HID's in there cherokee?

I haven't converted any cars but I have converted many BMW motorcycle H7 bulbs with the DDM kits and the difference is night and day. I convert the high beams on motorcycles as well. Not only does it light up the country roads like a 747 but the daytime noticeably is greatly improved. I'll try a set on our Trailhawk as longs as it is plug and play.
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I agree with you bro for someone to say halogen lights up the road just as much as a plug and play hid kit is just flat out wrong. I do agree tho ppl that have there headlights dark blue yellow and pink just looks stupid. Lol
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Guys idk what is wrong with the weird ass 2014 cherokee. I have the canbus error code eliminator and I know how crazy this sounds but it will all day say my low beam headlights are out then at night it doesn't it's done this 3 days in a row.

Then yesterday I got canbus 194 led lights for the license plate and now it's saying license plate out! I thought if u got canbus were good! Could the cherokee not be canbus anymore but it detects voltage now? Idk I'm getting irritated.
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