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tri0829 06-10-2011 09:56 AM

oem hid headlight question
 
I just installed the oem hids in my '06 wk last night, just wondering if I should turn off the feature that turns the headlights on when i open the doors. Is it bad for the bulbs to turn on and off like that, like if its day time that is and i dont keep them on when i start driving?

SRTILL8 06-10-2011 10:00 AM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
i havent had an issue, and i tend to use the flicker on the keyfob just to see my headlights go on when im sitting gazing at the car from afar....

hehehhe, but its rumored to shorten the life span though... but then again so does a lot of things.

tri0829 06-10-2011 10:35 AM

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haha ive been doin that too with the key fob just to stare at them they look so sharp compared to the old yellowish headlights... i checked with my dads bmw and it doesnt turn the headlights on in the day time when opened remotely idk if its this same reason of shorting the lifespan of the light... i hope not cause i like to look at them as i approach my car

DAVY27 06-10-2011 11:07 AM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SRTILLA (Post 428502)
i havent had an issue, and i tend to use the flicker on the keyfob just to see my headlights go on when im sitting gazing at the car from afar....

hehehhe, but its rumored to shorten the life span though... but then again so does a lot of things.

x2 lol! i wouldnt worry

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-10-2011 11:12 AM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
it will shorten the lifespan, but they are good for a long time anyway lol. i have mine set to turn on with the remote.

tri0829 06-10-2011 02:42 PM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
okay good thanks i didnt want to have to turn that feature off cause like i said i love lookin at how pure white and bright they are as im walkin up to my car haha

zsipe41 02-27-2012 11:03 PM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
Hey everyone, I have a similar question to the original posters question. Ive searched all over and havent really seen the answer to what Im wondering. I plan on buying the projector headlights and installing a H1 5000k kit in them with relay harness. I have an '08 Grand Cherokee Limited with the auto on headlights when it gets dark. Would this feature still work the same way with a relay harness or would I have to turn my headlights on and off manually every time? And how about the daytime running lights. Is there a way to disable them or will the HIDs be on during the day? I just got my Jeep 3 months ago so Im still learning all the ins and outs to it. Thanks for any info you can give me.

Housing- http://tinyurl.com/6pozp5r
HID Kit- http://www.kbcarstuff.com/Xtreme-Dig...s-p/xt-hid.htm

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-27-2012 11:10 PM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
Auto lights will still work as intended

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-27-2012 11:10 PM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
Dont buy those housings, they are junk

zero_psi 02-27-2012 11:12 PM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
lol don't buy those hids... aka there a rip off
and the new head lights are ds2 not h1 i don't kno how u plan on doing that.....

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W

get ur hid kits from them i have ordered 10+ kits and counting now from them and there great no complaints

zsipe41 02-28-2012 12:05 AM

Re: oem hid headlight question
 
What projector housings would you recommend? I was also thinking I could do the retrofit with my halogen housings. The mini gatling gun ones. Would this be a better bet?
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227

I dont like the idea of putting just a hid kit in my halogen housings. I want to do it right and get the projectors to have the right cutoff and all of that.

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-28-2012 12:07 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zsipe41 (Post 582857)
What projector housings would you recommend? I was also thinking I could do the retrofit with my halogen housings. The mini gatling gun ones. Would this be a better bet?
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227

I dont like the idea of putting just a hid kit in my halogen housings. I want to do it right and get the projectors to have the right cutoff and all of that.

i dont blame you, hids in halogen lights are not the right thing to do. i would do a retrofit or look for oem hids from junkyards. i bought mine from a junkyard. for retrofit help...... check out this thread

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f187/guide-wk-h1-mini-morimoto-retrofitting-low-beam-24703.html


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