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Re: >>XenonDepot Needs your 2015+ WK2 without HID lights

I did the install on my nephews (SOUS05) 15 Limited Grand Cherokee from the previous thread.
We originally installed Xenon Depot's HID's with the resistors and relays, but they would shut of after a while.
After receiving the PWM from Xenon Depot, we installed the HID's and they work.
No flicker and a more cleaner install.
The Passenger Ballast was installed under the cover next to the coolant overflow
And the Driver Ballast inside the Driver fender under the cover.
Tucked all wires neatly, and boom, the pictures above from inside the cabin speak volumes. Now to add the SRT LEDS and I can land a plane.
The DRL's are turned off within Uconnect settings. Hoping these PWM and HID's last a long time

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Re: >>XenonDepot Needs your 2015+ WK2 without HID lights

I received my 2nd set of PWM today. When I installed the first set for the headlights, they worked great! No issues, everything plug and play. The PWM module does get hot! Hot enough to where you wont want to hold onto it. Just a fair warning. It gets hot after about 5-10 mins. Now I'm curious about what if you have a road trip that requires night driving. Say ~8-10 hour torture test would be a good idea, to see just how hot and the durability.

A slight background. I already have the Xtreme kit for my headlights for the past 2 years. I ordered 2 sets of the PWM and another Xtreme kit for my foglights. Anyways, had to hold off on installing my foglight set until today, since I was missing my 2nd pair of PWN. I pre-installed the ballasts. The Xtreme ballast from my passenger side fell off from it's original location. I figured, since I use the headlights the most, I'll install the brand new ballasts for the headlights instead and transfers the older ballasts to fog duty. Like I said, the passenger side fell off, so that was easy to swap. The driver side was still secure. I didn't want to ruin the hold, so I just left the driver side as the original.

So I installed the mis-matched ballasts in a location, where I'll be able to reach the plugs from the wheel well. I didn't want to remove the bumpers when the 2nd pair of PWN came in.

So onto the foglight install. The PWM connector, does not match the factory H11 connector. On my driver side, I must have busted one of the tabs, so I was able to jam it in far enough and hold in place. I tested the foglight and it turns on! Woot, looking great. I do not like the idea of how unsecure the connection is though, so I'm going to wrap some electrical tape around it once I get everything done.

Now I go to the passenger side to do the install. Get everything plugged in and turn on the lights..... uhhh nothing. Uh oh. I double check all the connections and they are all tight, except for the factory harness to PWM. It didn't look at close at the other side, since both tabs are intact here. I'm thinking well, what can I do. I look at my spare harness with the Xtreme kit. I guess I'll remove one of the plugs from it and use it on my factory harness. I didn't like this idea, but this was what I had on hand to make the connection fit better. I removed the pins and changed the plugs. Now I have a tight connection.

Turn on lights again and still no light for passenger side. Ugh, wtf. Maybe bad bulb? I unplug each connection and look at the pins and such. I found corrosion in the plug coming off from the ballast. Hmmm, that is probably the culprit. I cleaned what I could with a brush in that confined space. Looked good enough and test lights again. Still nothing. I'm thinking probably bad ballast, PWM, and/or bulb. Now I remember I have an old Morimoto ballast from a couple of years ago. This was their bad batch that were having issues with cold temps. I figure, what the hell.

Plugs right up and it works! So I can confirm the PWM works with Morimoto 35w ballasts. I unplug the Morimoto and plug the old Xtreme ballast again and still doesn't work. Isolated it to this ballast. It died somehow since when I uninstalled it from about 2 weeks ago. Was working perfectly fine. Maybe the corrosion did it's damage. Don't know. As of right now, I'm just going to leave the Morimoto in place. I'll place an order for a 3rd Xtreme kit when they have another sale again. I just hate to have to take the bumper apart again. When I do, I'll have to recheck every connection and maybe place some dielectric grease to prevent corrosion.

After cleaning up inside and looking over the remaining spare parts and such, I notice on the harness I separated from the HID bulb harness. It has a plug that fits the OEM plug! I didn't use this harness, since I didn't need a pass-through connection like with the headlights. I just cut the rubber grommet and easily ripped out the wires.

So I removed the plugs from this spare harness and removed the little rubber gaskets too. Whenever I do replace the Morimoto, I'll make sure to change the ends on the PWM so it has a better connection.




Here's the factory connection for the foglights and the end of the PWM that it's suppose to connect into.







Corrosion on my old Xtreme ballast




The H11 bulb that was I was using. The OEM connector that I removed on my passenger side. 2 plugs from the harness I salvaged that I will put on the PWM the next time. And the little rubber gaskets for the wires.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:03 AM
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@WATacoRider - Thank you for the feedback.

(1) We've had guys on jeepcherokeeclub running these modules for several months with no issues. They do get hot, so we beefed up some of the components on the inside to accommodate.

(2) The PWM modules come with 9006 connectors because they are designed to plug into the ballast on one end, and the trigger wires on the other end. XenonDepot HID bulbs come with trigger wires (black & white wires with wire insulation) that have a 9006 connector on one end (to plug into the PWM), and a connector that matches the bulb type on the other end (in your case it would have been H11). You cannot plug the PWM module directly into the OE harness as you discovered.

(3) Can you send me a PM with your original order number? The Xtreme kit does come with a 3 year warranty, so it would be under warranty if there is a problem with the ballast.

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@WATacoRider - Thank you for the feedback.

(1) We've had guys on jeepcherokeeclub running these modules for several months with no issues. They do get hot, so we beefed up some of the components on the inside to accommodate.

(2) The PWM modules come with 9006 connectors because they are designed to plug into the ballast on one end, and the trigger wires on the other end. XenonDepot HID bulbs come with trigger wires (black & white wires with wire insulation) that have a 9006 connector on one end (to plug into the PWM), and a connector that matches the bulb type on the other end (in your case it would have been H11). You cannot plug the PWM module directly into the OE harness as you discovered.

(3) Can you send me a PM with your original order number? The Xtreme kit does come with a 3 year warranty, so it would be under warranty if there is a problem with the ballast.

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Looks like the website only goes back to 2014 for order history. It's no big deal. I think I'll just order a single ballast instead. Less than $60 shipped.
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@WATacoRider -Your call... I can pull it up if needed.

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NEED HELP:
I purchased 6 weeks ago a full xenon kit (not installed yet, $220) for my 2015 off the kbcarstuff.com website (now xenondepot.com) and their support assured me at the time that the kit would work well with my 2015, using DRL, no flicker, no shut offs, etc. The website even said 2014-2015 compatibility.

So... does the existence of this thread mean my new kit will not work with my 2015 LTD w/halogens? If so, then their website was wrong when it says 2015 compatibility(?)

This thread has me confused . Thanks for any clarification!
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Hi,

You would have received a kit with a relay harness which is required if you have DRL.

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You would have received a kit with a relay harness which is required if you have DRL.

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Thanks Steve, you're saying I'm not missing anything? I guess the confusion is why you were wanting another person's 2015 as a testbed if I previously bought a product weeks before this thread. Do I need to buy something extra?

Sorry for all the questions... I just want to be sure what I'm installing before I pull the front fascia off and begin the install.
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@JGC_Larry - Please send me a PM with your order number. I will pull up your order, and make sure you have exactly what you need for a 2015.

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Re: >>XenonDepot Needs your 2015+ WK2 without HID lights

let me know when a kit is available or if you have one my wife has a 2015 GC Laredo with the factory projector / non hid lights
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I would like to thank Steve for the great service. Got my replacement ballast. I really didn't want to remove the bumper again just to swap this ballast out. I looked underneath and see if I could fit it somewhere lower.

After a couple of test fits, I decided on this route for the passenger side. Cleaned the surface with acetone. Then used the 3M Dual lock. I have a big roll, so I just cut it to size.

Mounted the new ballast on the vertical beam. There is a lip there. With the thickness of my Velcro, it fit perfectly there. I will take a peek in a few weeks to make sure it still holds. I left the PWM at the same location. It still seemed secure. Perfect spot for it IMO. Its weird though bc on the driver side, its a different shape, so you can't put the PWM along that rail.

I mounted the igniter box right next to the ballast. The other box you see dangling is the old bad ballast igniter. It'll be there for a while. I wonder how much MPG I'm losing by hauling that extra weight, lol.

I also changed the plugs on both PWM to the 9006. Fits great now.

While I was in the driver side changing the plug, I noticed the location where I have the PWM mounted isn't holding. I did clean this spot, but I guess it doesn't hold so well against this plastic plug. I'm thinking of finding a different spot for it since I know the PWM gets so hot. Currently ziptied for now.

Best part, everything works. Headlights and fog lights powered by extreme ballasts. Headlight bulbs are Morimoto. Foglight bulbs XD's.



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