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2014+ Jeep Cherokee HID kit - No Resistors - Plug+Play

2014+ Jeep Cherokee Plug+Play HID Kit - RESISTOR FREE!

With the help of forum member @Wisconsin Mike, XenonDepot has come up with a Plug+Play HID kit for the 2014+ Jeep Cherokee; That’s right, NO resistors, No harness — simple plug+play.

Three forum members @ptrudel, @Stabone831, and @gravitywell) have been successfully using our plug+play Jeep HID kit for approximately 1-2 months prior to posting this thread. The rest of the forum testers (listed below) will be receiving their component in approximately 1 week, and can comment once they have the lights installed.

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee — Product Required is a XenonDepot 9012 HID kit

2016 Jeep Cherokee - Product Required is a XenonDepot 9005 HID kit

You do NOT need to select any options on the product page such as "CanBUS" or "Mopar" when ordering the HID kit.

You *WOULD* however need to purchase this all new XenonDepot PWM Module in addition to the HID kit - pictures are coming.

Installation is literally this easy - Car Harness ==> PWM Module ==> Ballast ==> HID bulb - that's it!

If you've already purchased a XenonDepot HID kit (Xtreme HID kit), then all you would need to do is get the XenonDepot PWM Module; You do NOT need to purchase a new kit.

Note - @ptrudel and @gravitywell reported an *intermittent* brief error during cranking as the system voltage fell significantly, and did not provide enough power to start the ballasts (even though the ballasts are low-draw). As a result, the Jeep recognized the lack of current and threw a "Low Beam Out" error. However, a split-second later the alternator started producing power and the ballast ignited -- error gone. We cannot confirm that this product will work with any other HID ballasts or kits, nor is it intended to be used with another HID kit.


In short: Plug+Play, no relay harness, no resistors, no polarity to worry about, just a simple plug+play installation.

Steve

*TESTER NAMES: @ptrudel @gravitywell @cspaced @Polestar @Stabone831 @imthatguy @Gersh*

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Quick question. Is there a distinct advantage to having HIDs over LEDs and vice-versa?
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HID will be far brighter, and with this new PWM component installing an HID kit is easier then an LED kit as this component will not work with an LED kit.
@Stabone831 had an LED kit installed, and switched to HID... If you search the board, I'm pretty sure he much preferred the light output.

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@Mikey Swift - Some forum members have used an HID kit in the fogs, but you really need to be careful with that upgrade. Your stock fog light bulbs are low-wattage (24W), and an HID kit could potentially burn too hot for that application. A lot of forum members went with our PSX24W LED kit for the fogs.

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I installed the Philips kit the other night and colour matches the DRL really well. I'll be looking at this HID kit in the next couple of months.
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a 9012 bulb came out of my 2016,or the hir, i currently have the resistors(blue ones) and a 9012 led kit no problems,this is a 2016 by the way,I have the mopar relays,9005 bulbs,and 9006 bulbs sitting in a box on the floor,never used,Xenon sent me 9005 because they thought all 2016 cherokees had them,I would like to return these to them,i never paid for them,So will my 9006 extreme hid with phillips bulb option work on my 2016 if i purchase this new module?leds are ok but i wouldd like more light with no errors....
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You do NOT need to select any options on the product page such as "CanBUS" or "Mopar" when ordering the HID kit.
  1. So the selected option should be..."WithoutCANbus"?
  2. What color option (temp) would best match the daytime running lights on my 2014 KL?
  3. How easy are these for a layman to install? Can someone please link instructions/tutorial (if one exists)?

Thanks in advance for answers. My gratitude to you and all the devs and testers for such an easy kit to install and I hope it can work wonders for everyone. The OEM headlights on the KL are a joke and borderline unsafe imo. Hoping to upgrade soon.

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a 9012 bulb came out of my 2016,or the hir, i currently have the resistors(blue ones) and a 9012 led kit no problems,this is a 2016 by the way,I have the mopar relays,9005 bulbs,and 9006 bulbs sitting in a box on the floor,never used,Xenon sent me 9005 because they thought all 2016 cherokees had them,I would like to return these to them,i never paid for them,So will my 9006 extreme hid with phillips bulb option work on my 2016 if i purchase this new module?leds are ok but i wouldd like more light with no errors....
9012s came out of my '16 and I have a 9006 HID extreme kit installed with the PWM kit.

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Quick question. Is there a distinct advantage to having HIDs over LEDs and vice-versa?
I had the LED kit installed with the cap/resistor harness to get the max output.
While the LED kit was better than stock, the HID kit is many times better.
Better light pattern and output.
Also, a 5k kit would be a close match the the DRL's (I have a 4k kit now, but would like to switch to a 5k). The LED's are 6k and to me looked blue, which didn't bother me but didn't match the DRL's.

Oh and one more huge difference... you would need to run some form of resistors with an LED kit to mitigate the light out error. Not the case with a HID kits plus PWM kit.
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