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post #1 of 12 Old 09-18-2017, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight relay harness

Hi everyone, I just recently joined the forum and was looking for some easy upgrades to start on my XJ and I found the relay harness upgrade for the headlights. I checked out the other relay harnesses I saw that lots of people recommended and they looked good, but some reviews complained of cheap parts and poor construction. I did a little more research and found Dapper Lighting here in Novato California. I looked through their products for headlight upgrades and found a few options, but I'm waiting until they come out with a LED option for the Cherokee. However I did find that they also make a relay harness, I called them up and ordered one with the right connectors and received it shortly after. I just installed it the other day and its fantastic! Pretty big difference between with and without the new harness! The harness is well built and very easy to install. Its also cheaper than the other option I've found recommended on the forums!! I highly recommend them for any relay harness needs and even upgraded headlights. They have at least one customer who has put their lights in his XJ you can check it out on their Instagram or on their website. They also make light bars and interior lights as well.

Go check them out, Dapper Lighting, under relay harnesses

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-18-2017, 02:10 AM
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Nice site. I just ordered a relay harness for my tow rig. Been putting it off seeing as I don't drive it very often.

While I was giving 'em my money, I ordered LED 2357 white bulbs for the rear & 2357 ambers for the front.

Guess I need to add an electronic flasher unit to my next Amazon order, lol.

Working with cars is a little like a really awesome date: you start out expecting this to be something simple and straightforward; four hours later you're laying under her, panting and cursing, and things are a lot more complicated than you thought.

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Curious because this is on my upgrade list for next year. Is this the harness you bought?

https://www.dapperlighting.com/colle...g-h4-relay-kit

Are you still running stock lamps? Because I have no desire to upgrade to anything beyond the H6054BL which are supposedly a better version of a stock H6054.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/LMAH...earchIndex=App
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Curious because this is on my upgrade list for next year. Is this the harness you bought?

https://www.dapperlighting.com/colle...g-h4-relay-kit

Are you still running stock lamps? Because I have no desire to upgrade to anything beyond the H6054BL which are supposedly a better version of a stock H6054.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/LMAH...earchIndex=App
I don't know if you are asking me or bobbybusch, but I bought the 4 light version of that harness because my GMC is a 4 light system. I'll be running the stock lights for a while at least, may go to halogen lights at some point. When I did the harness on my XJ, I ran the OE lights for a little while until I got my H4 lamp assemblies. Worked fine, and noticeably brighter.

You should be fine with any quality headlamp, sealed beam or H4.

Working with cars is a little like a really awesome date: you start out expecting this to be something simple and straightforward; four hours later you're laying under her, panting and cursing, and things are a lot more complicated than you thought.

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I don't know if you are asking me or bobbybusch, but I bought the 4 light version of that harness because my GMC is a 4 light system. I'll be running the stock lights for a while at least, may go to halogen lights at some point. When I did the harness on my XJ, I ran the OE lights for a little while until I got my H4 lamp assemblies. Worked fine, and noticeably brighter.

You should be fine with any quality headlamp, sealed beam or H4.
Was asking bobbybusch but thank you for your input.
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-19-2017, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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I am running stock lamps. Not even the Sylvania Silverstars or the Xtravision. Just the plain old cheap 35/65 watt headlights. If you do the harness with those bulbs you mentioned, you should notice quite the difference. Most people recommend doing the relay harness before putting any higher wattage bulbs in (those bulbs you mentioned are about 20 watts higher than the cheap stock version on low beam). I do however plan to upgrade headlights completely. Im holding out for Dapper Lighting LEDs or i may just go with a halogen bulb not the sealed beam type.

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post #7 of 12 Old 09-19-2017, 12:46 PM
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Don't spend more than you have to on a harness. This harness is built very well http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Headlight-H4-Headlamp-Light-Bulb-Ceramic-Socket-Plugs-Relay-Wiring-Harness-Kit-/253149301974?hash=item3af0dfccd6:ggMAAOSwLghZt87 l&vxp=mtr
I used the harness I listed and Autopal Ecode housings for years with no issues and were night and day difference until I got my Trucklites.

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Don't spend more than you have to on a harness. This harness is built very well http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Headlight-...hZt87l&vxp=mtr
I used the harness I listed and Autopal Ecode housings for years with no issues and were night and day difference until I got my Trucklites.
Nice find.

I use the same harness but paid more.

No issues, works great.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-19-2017, 05:25 PM
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oops quote;

Don't spend more than you have to on a harness. This harness is built very well http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Headlight-...hZt87l&vxp=mtr
I used the harness I listed and Autopal Ecode housings for years with no issues and were night and day difference until I got my Trucklites.

my dumb question, do i need just this one item for both headlights in my 00 sport?,,,or two? pix is not clear for two light sockets .

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Should only need one, it looks like there are 2 bright yellow connectors for the headlights. All the harnesses I've seen come with 2 connectors.
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oops quote;
my dumb question, do i need just this one item for both headlights in my 00 sport?,,,or two? pix is not clear for two light sockets .
Only one harness is needed for your 00.

Harness has:
2 relays, Bright/Dim
1 male plug, mimics light bulb plugs into stock headlight socket (pass side)
2 female bulb sockets, one for each headlight
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post #12 of 12 Old 09-19-2017, 07:52 PM
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ok, thanks guys,,makes sense. i see it now. gonna order and do it.
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