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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-06-2017, 11:35 PM
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Yes. Everything except one minor detail : none of them are 100% plug-and-play, and the reason is simple : because there is a need for an extra module to cancel errors, there has to be extra wires that run from the Jeep's headlight connector to the actual bulb. And because the headlamps are fully enclosed units with only an access hole to the bulb covered with a screw-on dust cap, we need to run some wires through that dust cap so we have to drill a hole in it. No big deal the cap is plastic, but you need a 3/4" or 1" holesaw or Forstner drill bit. Some kits like the Xenon Depot ones come with grommets to seal that hole.
Of course HID kits come with an extra hardware piece (ballasts), but those can be stuck with double-sided tape easily.

So now you need to choose which type you want (LED or HID), know how much you are willing to spend and find a reputable vendor.

Some added info : to date, the brightest lights available are HIDs. The longest lasting bulbs are definitely LEDs. A lot of LED bulbs sold out there don't produce a good beam pattern and cutoff in the Cherokee halogen projectors, but HIDs do (same or very similar to beam with OEM halogens, only much brighter).

FWIW : I chose the Xenon Depot HID Extreme kit for my 2015 KL and won't ever go back to halogens (on this Jeep). I would consider switching to an LED kit eventually, but only when I find they are as bright and produce a quality beam pattern similar to the HIDs I have now.


Also do I need the CANbus or no


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Also do I need the CANbus or no
It seems that even if I put in my best effort to explain, I won't be able to answer all of your questions, so... my suggestion is that you talk with a vendor directly. A good one will know exactly what you need.

Good luck and let us know what you eventually get, and how you like !
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It seems that even if I put in my best effort to explain, I won't be able to answer all of your questions, so... my suggestion is that you talk with a vendor directly. A good one will know exactly what you need.

Good luck and let us know what you eventually get, and how you like !


Just need to know if I need CAN bus or not


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Just need to know if I need CAN bus or not
I saw your question earlier. It's not that simple. I can't answer it without knowing which lights or kit you are looking at, which is why I am strongly suggesting you contact the vendor for the kit you want.

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I saw your question earlier. It's not that simple. I can't answer it without knowing which lights or kit you are looking at, which is why I am strongly suggesting you contact the vendor for the kit you want.


Xenon depot hid kit for a 2016 in 5000k


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Xenon depot hid kit for a 2016 in 5000k
HB3 or HIR2 ? That is the bulb type etched in the glass in the front of your headlamps.

Oh and because I know these kits rather well, I can answer your CAN bus question : you are looking at the wrong kits. So... ldet me know the bulb type and I'll show you the correct kit.

Come to think of it, I'll give you the links right now :

Kit for HB3 (9005) : http://www.xenondepot.com/2016-chero...05-hid-kit.htm

Kit for HIR2 (9012) : http://www.xenondepot.com/2015-chero...12-hid-kit.htm

Last but not least, if you have other questions... : info@xenondepot.com
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HB3 or HIR2 ? That is the bulb type etched in the glass in the front of your headlamps.

Oh and because I know these kits rather well, I can answer your CAN bus question : you are looking at the wrong kits. So... ldet me know the bulb type and I'll show you the correct kit.

Come to think of it, I'll give you the links right now :

Kit for HB3 (9005) : http://www.xenondepot.com/2016-chero...05-hid-kit.htm

Kit for HIR2 (9012) : http://www.xenondepot.com/2015-chero...12-hid-kit.htm

Last but not least, if you have other questions... : info@xenondepot.com
1-877-522-2701


Thanks for the help. I have the HB3


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