Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Somewhere in North America
So, a few notes and questions after I just did my install. Ordered the 2015 kit with the Philips bulbs. Started with the passenger side. I didn't want to remove the wheel, and found it was easy enough for me to go through the wheel well. The problem with the passenger side is the intake tube is right in the way of the bulb. I was able to go through the bottom to unscrew the cap, but had to remove the airbox in order to put the bulb in and finish the install.
After that, the driver's side was a piece of cake. It wouldn't have hurt to remove the battery, but i was able to get my hands in there easy enough. Hardest part was connecting the three wires after I put the bulb in.
Now, for the questions. One, I tried for a half hour to get the bulb to sit in there with the connector facing downward. I got two of the tabs in every time, but was unable to get it in there all the way. After taking the HID out, I played around with the old bulb, since I didn't care about breaking that one. The only way I was able to get it in there properly was with the connector facing 2 o'clock, if you are looking from the back to the front of the light. Is there a trick to getting it in there the other way?
The second question, I also ordered the Cree fog lights as well. However, after comparing the new and old side by side, it appears the new one is maybe a millimeter larger overall. I was unable to get even one of the tabs to connect to the housing. I tried using pliers to crimp the conenctor, tried the end of a screwdriver, and eventually tried a hammer. Without putting enough force to literally break the housing, I gave up. Did I just get a bad bulb maybe?
I had that same exact problem with my phillips, left one installed at the 6 o'clock the right side at the 9 o'clock. have a slight shadow to the right but other than that they are still aligned perfectly. I'm wondering if Jeep just has some sloppy processes when assembling these housings.
2014 Trailhawk 3.2 AFE, Magnaflow, XD HID/LED Fog, Aussie Lift w/255/70/17
2005 GTO 6.0 Not Stock