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Scottina06 05-29-2009 11:22 PM

How to-2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
Just finished what I should have done in the first place. I used the 08 stock D1S bulbs and ballasts in my 08 headlight assembly retrofit. Believe it or not...if you buy the 08 assemblies and they come with the bulbs...all you need to make them work in a 05-07 WK....is a HID relay harness!(you can get them for $19.95 fron dxhid.com) I also used liquid tape(awesome stuff), electrical tape, heat shrink sleeves and plastic ties.

I have many pics below...so if you have any questions...please include the pic #. But...this is very, very easy.....and if I can do it...anyone can.

#1-this is the back of the 08 drivers lamp. The power and ground for the ballast is circled in red with the arrow pointing...
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...8hids004-1.jpg
#2-tools and supplies needed
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s031.jpg
#3-d1s bulb plugged in
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s024.jpg
#4-d1s bulb installed-
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s023.jpg
#5-on the passenger side lamp...there are 8-10 wires going into the lamp. Just pull the rubber stopper out and trace the wires going to the ballast. On my lamp...they happened to be black(ground) and dark grey(power). the drivers side just has two wires going into the rubber stopper...they are also grey and black.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s017.jpg
#6-In these pics....I stripped the wires and connected the relay harness to the lamp. On my harness I had to cut the plug off that went to the HID bulb(9006 kit) and then I wired the green to the power and the black to the ground...which then I connected to the fender grounding location. I used the liquid tape on the open wires and then the heat shrink tape on top of that. I then plugged the relay harness into the 9006 plug from the truck harness and routed the relay harness to the positive on the battery. the drivers side is the same procedure.http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s019.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s018.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s020.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...jeepd1s022.jpg

Scottina06 05-29-2009 11:23 PM

Re: 2008 OEM HID headlights on an 05-07
 
pics coming guys!

streetmike 06-25-2009 10:50 AM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
Isn't there a gap though when installed on the older wk's?

Scottina06 06-25-2009 11:49 AM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
yes there is.....BUT I made some custom "humps" as I like to call them and had them painted to match. I am now in the process of adding the 08-09 SRT bumper. But others i have helped with this have painted the bottom of the lamp to match and used vinyl to over the gap. The stillen covers are also a way to cover thje gap.

White WK Swagga 06-25-2009 11:54 AM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
Looks good Scott. The finished product will look sick!!! Are you going to leave the chrome molding trim on your truck or have it painted? I know a lot of guys have or want them painted but I like the OEM chrome accents trim.

Scottina06 06-25-2009 11:57 AM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
I havent decided yet...that little piece of chrome is like $150....and I couldnt get my old one off....LOL

B.P.O.D 06-25-2009 12:03 PM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
how do you like the liquid electric tape??? i was thinking about it but just couldnt get my self to get it!

White WK Swagga 06-25-2009 12:05 PM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
Yeah I like the chrome trim in the front. Sux you can't get it off tho... I want to get the overland trim in the front for my truck.

Scottina06 07-05-2009 09:04 AM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
yeah...I ended up ordering anew chrome piece and i think I'll leave it chrome so the whole front of the Jeep isnt red

Scottina06 07-05-2009 09:04 AM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 22482)
how do you like the liquid electric tape??? i was thinking about it but just couldnt get my self to get it!

so easy to use and dries fast-----:thumbsup:

Scottina06 08-18-2009 11:08 PM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
bump for tman

tman4024 08-19-2009 09:06 PM

Re: 2008 OEM Jeep Grand Cherokee HID headlights on an 05-07
 
Are the ballasts in the headlight assembly itself?


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