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Hello Jeep friends,
I have a 2014 JGC Overland and one of my headlights has gone out. I contacted my local dealer in Perth WA and was quoted $420 each. That's supplied. Not fitted !
Apparently I should have both replaced at the same time as one will be brighter than the other. Fair point, but $840 for light bulbs !!
Has anyone sourced their own bulbs in Australia and installed them selves?
I found Osram Night Breaker Laser D3S on Amazon for $315 a pair which sounds reasonable. I also heard you have take the front bumper off to replace them, which sounds unreasonable.
Anyone else been throught this experince ? My appologise if there is already a post on this topic but I had trouble searching for it.
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Mike
 

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Awesome. $99 is a much better price.:giggle:
Thanks so much for your quick response. Much appreciated.
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Hi Mike, I recently picked up replacements for my 2014 GC, from and ebay seller in the UK. Took less than a week to arrive and are the same globe as the original.

Did the install myself, which involved taking the front fascia off and removing the headlight cluster. Fun and games :)
 

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I managed to do my 2012 without removing the headlight cluster, however you need to understand how the globes are clipped / locked in, as you are doing it blind. This is important otherwise you can cock it up. Google it and be clear before your start. Also, before starting, take a photo of the back of your hand with the skin still on your knuckles so you remember what that looks like......
 

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Replaced them on my MY13 last year. Found Osram Night Breakers online, good price. Fiddly, but no need to remove headlights. RH side is easier by unbolting and shifting the coolant tank slightly, LH side easier if you remove the air box. Don't disconnect the coolant tank hose, then you'll avoid having to bleed the system. Jeep sure doesn't build cars with much DIY convenience in mind!
 

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Thanks, I'll give it ago but a bit nervous about ripping the front end off. I can see little plastic clips and paint chips breaking off everywhere........
 

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Thanks, I'll give it ago but a bit nervous about ripping the front end off. I can see little plastic clips and paint chips breaking off everywhere........
Have a look on Youtube, it's on there somwhere - tbh I wish I had gone straight to this method in the first place instead of turning my hands into a bleeding mess while trying to contort myself just to get the first one out... Takes about 20min iirc to get it all off, another 20 or so to re-fit afterwards.
 

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Well it's done!
2 new HID lamps installed. It took about 30mins on each side. I found it easier to remove the coolant tank for RHS and airbox on the left. This gives just enough room to get your hands in to replace bulbs. The hardest bit was trying to reconnect the cable connector.
The access hole in the wheel arch is about a useful as an ash tray on a motor bike. You can just see the bulb but there's no way of getting your hand in.
Thanks to everyones advice. I could do it in half the time now if needed again. Knowing how it all locks into place is the key as it's a feel process.
Yes, the back of my hands look like I've done a few rounds in a local pub fight, but it's better than handing over close to a grand to Jeep.
I've included a few pics in case it helps the next poor bugger who wants to have ago.

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2 Screws to remove coolant tank RHS

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Air box just unclips and pulls up and out.

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The bits you can't see

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Locking clip. Anticlockwise 1/10 of turn to remove then clockwise while pushing lamp into the vagina from hell.

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A new pair of eyes
 

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I found Osram Night Breaker Laser D3S on Amazon for $315 a pair which sounds reasonable.
Did you find these a worthwhile upgrade?
Passenger side has just died, so looking to replace them, and these seem to be the brightest things available.
 

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Did you find these a worthwhile upgrade?
Passenger side has just died, so looking to replace them, and these seem to be the brightest things available.
I didn’t get these in the end. I bought these https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HID-D3S-Xenon-Light-Bulbs-Lamp-SRT8-300C-Audi-A4-S4-A5-Q5-Q7-4300K-Jeep-VW-Volvo-/323719227650?nav=SEARCH
For $99 a pair but a bit disappointed with brightness and they’re very blue.
If I was doing it again I would try the Osram Night breakers.
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The night breakers are definitely an improvement on OEM bulbs and give out a whiter light. I wouldn't say they have an 'intensive' light, but they're probably as good as anything you'll find for a standard headlight fitment.
 

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they’re very blue.
So I take it their 4300K claim is incorrect then, no surprise I guess for a budget set, that things get a bit off on their claims.
If I am going to go through with the pain on fitting these things, then I guess doing it right first time is the go and spend more. That said, at $315, they are cheaper than the OEM ones.
 

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I bought these OSRAM D3S 4300k units and they are spot on white and match the OEM capsules I pulled out of my Hellcat Charger.

Great price and have had no issues.


Also, for what it's worth... they're brighter and whiter than the OEM capsules in my 2019 GCTH.

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So I take it their 4300K claim is incorrect then, no surprise I guess for a budget set, that things get a bit off on their claims.
If I am going to go through with the pain on fitting these things, then I guess doing it right first time is the go and spend more. That said, at $315, they are cheaper than the OEM ones.
Yeah, in my case you get what you pay for.
 
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