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post #61 of 120 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 07:29 AM
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So is for that all 2016's that you don't use the relay wire?
Would imagine so. If you read just above the relay page you will see "9006". Believe the relay only applies to that bulb and maybe other Cherokee models. Would try it without the relay harness, just ensure the PMW is in the harness, that is the small "box" that did not come connected to the bulb harness. I did a dry fit in this configuration and no bulb out or other errors were noted.

Was in the same boat as you with this mod. Thought about outsourcing it in the beginning then once I dove into it with the help of this thread it came right along. The hardest part for me was the removing of the fender lining and that was due to poor lighting and not knowing that the three bolts that need to be removed are right next to the fender lip, near the chip protection plastic. On the passenger side it was hard for me to remove the fog light so I had to go in by removing the airbox. What a chore that is. If you go the airbox route just take your time and peel the onion, getting the 5 airbox cover bolts out is a PITA.

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Installed my HID setup with the PWN bypass a few days ago and they have worked perfect. Awesome product. Much better light. Took me maybe 30 min to install them as I just went through the wheel wells. will be buying some for my fog lights soon.
Where and how did you mount the silver power supplies on your rig? Pics would be great.

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Where and how did you mount the silver power supplies on your rig? Pics would be great.

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on the bottom side of the headlight assembly casing is a flat area that the ignitors fit onto and then ziptie them on. I also ziptied the pwn kit to the headlight assembly. I will take pictures as soon as I have a chance.
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Hopefully this pearl will help someone:

To remove the wires from the harness connector before slipping through the cover, remove the capture part of the plug. The capture piece is the plastic piece that is on the wire end of the connector. Once this is off and you use the small screwdriver to release the wires, the wires will slip right out. To remove this part is a simple pinch and pull. 1st connecter, 20 mins, 2nd connector, 3 mins if that! This step was not listed in any instructions and at first it is not obvious to remove this piece of the connector.

Lights are installed, fog and head. Take it out tonight and check out the pattern and hopefully better visibility. Don't know who they hire to put the vehicles together or better yet work on 'em but they must have really, really, really small hands as I had a heck of a time getting my hand onto the back of the driver's side cover.
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Where and how did you mount the silver power supplies on your rig? Pics would be great.

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here is a quick pic from the wheel well after pulling back the liner which is how I got in to mount them instead of taking the air housing and battery out
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here is a quick pic from the wheel well after pulling back the liner which is how I got in to mount them instead of taking the air housing and battery out

That is a great place and way. Could barely get one arm up there let alone to do that nice of job. Ended up fishing the components to the top of the engine bay and attaching them to the metal beams that run between the fender and grill supports.

Nice job in the install.
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Question : I've just noticed in your sig you also have a 2016 Renegade. How do you like the halogens on it ? With the HID kit now on the KL, does it equal or surpass the smaller Jeep's lights ? Thx...
Sorry, didn't have email notifications, so just now seeing this. The HID on her cherokee are definitely a bit brighter than the stock halogens of the Renegade. I upgraded the Renegade to LED headlights, and I believe they are at least as bright, but different temperature so hard to compare.

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Sorry, didn't have email notifications, so just now seeing this. The HID on her cherokee are definitely a bit brighter than the stock halogens of the Renegade. I upgraded the Renegade to LED headlights, and I believe they are at least as bright, but different temperature so hard to compare.
No worries on the delay, and thanks for the info.

HIDs being *a bit brighter than the stock halogens of the Renegade* says a lot about those halogens, I think. I know that without a side-by-side showdown we can't compare directly, but the fact is the Cherokee halogens are really bottom of the pack performers... to be polite...

And you are right about a different color making it difficult to compare.

At least they're offering HIDs for most KL trims as of 2017 MY. Should have done that sooner...
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What is meant by this step?

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On the XenonDepot harness that contains the bulb, you’ll want remove the pins that are in the connector of the black and white wires. The ones that come out of the backside of the grommet-The side WITHOUT the bulb.
I installed the passenger side and got stumped by this step. Everything seems to be working without doing this pin removal. Did I miss something?

The install wasn't very difficult, just took a lot of time since this is my first attempt.

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Also managed to botch this step on the driver's side:

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Remove the light bulb from the house, and unclip it from the Jeep’s harness-careful, the clips are fragile.
How important are those clips, and what is the remedy if they break off?
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