Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Technical Discussion > Tech Tips DIY/How To

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 06-24-2013, 04:39 PM
jerkylips's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.7L KK
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 1172
jerkylips has a reputation beyond reputejerkylips has a reputation beyond repute
aiming HID headlights

I did a search, didn't see anything on this, specifically. I recently put an HID kit in my Liberty. The difference in light output has been ridiculous, but I have noticed that there is a ton of light immediately in front of the vehicle. It got me thinking, with the more abrupt cutoff of the HID's, do you typically need to re-aim them when changing from halogens to HIDs?

I could see them being aimed "down" more than they should be...
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-25-2013, 09:32 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 694
Moses84 is on a distinguished road
Re: aiming HID headlights

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerkylips View Post
I did a search, didn't see anything on this, specifically. I recently put an HID kit in my Liberty. The difference in light output has been ridiculous, but I have noticed that there is a ton of light immediately in front of the vehicle. It got me thinking, with the more abrupt cutoff of the HID's, do you typically need to re-aim them when changing from halogens to HIDs?

I could see them being aimed "down" more than they should be...
Not sure how to go about changing the position of the bulb. Only tip I received when setting up my bulbs was to make sure they were seated properly. But that for my xenon kit on my bike. I've been doing research on a xenon kit for my jeep.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2013, 03:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bulgaria (Europe)
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 373
slowtraveler is on a distinguished road
Re: aiming HID headlights

Usually there is no need to re-aim headlight when put aftermarket HIDs...
Yes - more abrupt cutting of light beam is evident, and i have the same feeling - that headlight are aimed too low when i received my car with stock HID's.
But that's more psychological problem... And lifting the level raises possibility to blind other drivers (with is very dangerous especially with very high light levels on HIDs).

If you really require reaiming, than it's made as on any car - with two aiming bolts (don't touch horizontal aiming bolt if not really required to...
If you have automatic leveling, than you will need car to be started before aiming, because you'll need automatic leveling firstly to aim their level, and after that - you to reaim it mechanically via bolts.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HID headlights 12altitude Interior/Exterior/Visual 3 05-01-2013 11:17 AM
HID Headlights Burner Grand Cherokee - WK 41 10-30-2012 12:06 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.