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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

Can you share the link to this DRL controller? Also, as a follow up question, how easy is it to go and add this controller back in once everything has already been installed. I'm having a shop install these tomorrow so I obviously won't have the part in by then, trying to gauge the effort needed to add this in after the fact.


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Received and installed. I spent about 3.5 hours, but that included replacing the grill inserts and installing DDM HID kit. I actually isolated the LED light circuit and ran it to a $15 DRL controller purchased on Amazon. I didn't have to cut any factory wires (just modified the aftermarket headlight). The DRL controller simply hooks up to the battery + and - and senses the increase in voltage when the engine is running and turns on the DRLs. I was pleasantly surprised that, after 3-1/2 hours of work, I started the JGC and it all worked! FYI, my Eagle Eye headlights were very poorly aimed from the factory. At 25-ft, the cut-off should be about 36 inches; these were about 54 inches before I adjusted down.

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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

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Can you share the link to this DRL controller? Also, as a follow up question, how easy is it to go and add this controller back in once everything has already been installed. I'm having a shop install these tomorrow so I obviously won't have the part in by then, trying to gauge the effort needed to add this in after the fact.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...ilpage_o01_s00
It was actually only $10.99. Integrating it the way I did after the fact wouldn't be feasible. If you are having them run a separate circuit for the DRLs, then replacing this with the DRL controller wouldn't be difficult. But then it seems would be redundant.
I purchased the 4500k HIDs.
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Received and installed. I spent about 3.5 hours, but that included replacing the grill inserts and installing DDM HID kit. I actually isolated the LED light circuit and ran it to a $15 DRL controller purchased on Amazon. I didn't have to cut any factory wires (just modified the aftermarket headlight). The DRL controller simply hooks up to the battery + and - and senses the increase in voltage when the engine is running and turns on the DRLs. I was pleasantly surprised that, after 3-1/2 hours of work, I started the JGC and it all worked! FYI, my Eagle Eye headlights were very poorly aimed from the factory. At 25-ft, the cut-off should be about 36 inches; these were about 54 inches before I adjusted down.

when you say you isolated the LED light circuit, can you give a bit more detail? Did you splice the harness in? Have to remove the housing or anything? Let's say, you're me and have minimal understanding of wiring besides plug and play - which is why those eagle eyes are so great or any chance you snapped a pic of the set up before install?


For $11 and some time I wouldn't mind popping the lights back out and playing around with it...
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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

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when you say you isolated the LED light circuit, can you give a bit more detail? Did you splice the harness in? Have to remove the housing or anything? Let's say, you're me and have minimal understanding of wiring besides plug and play - which is why those eagle eyes are so great or any chance you snapped a pic of the set up before install?


For $11 and some time I wouldn't mind popping the lights back out and playing around with it...
If you have no experience, I would be hesitant to do what I did. I removed the brown plug that provides power to the signals and LED DRLs and cut the two center wires (red and white), isolated the cut wires with shrink wrap, and then ran the two wires that go to the LEDs out a vent and added a weatherproof plug. I then ran the wiring from the DRL controller to the other end of these plugs to provide power for the DRLs. This way I can unplug the headlights (the controller is not hard-wired to the headlights). Hope this makes sense. I didn't take pictures...
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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

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If you have no experience, I would be hesitant to do what I did. I removed the brown plug that provides power to the signals and LED DRLs and cut the two center wires (red and white), isolated the cut wires with shrink wrap, and then ran the two wires that go to the LEDs out a vent and added a weatherproof plug. I then ran the wiring from the DRL controller to the other end of these plugs to provide power for the DRLs. This way I can unplug the headlights (the controller is not hard-wired to the headlights). Hope this makes sense. I didn't take pictures...
I have illustrated what I think you are trying to convey

Please let us plebeians know if this is what you did. Thank you.

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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

Yes, that's an excellent illustration of what I did.
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Yes, that's an excellent illustration of what I did.
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New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

Wouldn't it be easier to just run the LEDs off an ignition wire? This way they turn on whenever the car is running. No extra module needed.

I like the idea of using the vent as a path for the wire to come out, very cool idea!

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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

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Can you share the link to this DRL controller? Also, as a follow up question, how easy is it to go and add this controller back in once everything has already been installed. I'm having a shop install these tomorrow so I obviously won't have the part in by then, trying to gauge the effort needed to add this in after the fact.
Did you have to buy 2 DRL controllers?
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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

For those of you who are interested in the LED strip as DRL on only, have a look at my DIY, this is the method first advised by rt66er, but I used a dual DRL controller instead of the one rt66er mentioned.

How to run DRL ONLY on the Anzo / Eagle Eye Halogen Headlights
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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

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Wouldn't it be easier to just run the LEDs off an ignition wire? This way they turn on whenever the car is running. No extra module needed.

I like the idea of using the vent as a path for the wire to come out, very cool idea!

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To answer your question: no, you don't really need the controller. The reason I used it was that I didn't want to mess around running wires into the fuse box and I wanted to take advantage of the controllers' ability to dim the DRLs when the headlights are on (at night). After installing, I concluded that the dimming was not necessary; the DRLs are not really all that bright at full power.
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Re: New LED headlight for 2014 grand Cherokee Laredo

Hey guys thought I would share pics of my modded Revotecs. The work was done by Dan from RiHIDs. Upgraded LED strip and LEXUS RX projectors. Everything else is blacked out.
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