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post #1 of 55 Old 01-15-2014, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Headlights are horrible need help..

So when I purchased this jeep the guy had just put "upgraded" headlights in about a week before I bought it. It has the projector housing with 6000k Xenon Bulbs. I know this is not the best set up and I am aware there are much better. My question is...if I run a better harness to these lights will it still suck or will I know be able to drive at night safely. Right now I cant seen crap at night. I will eventually replace them but for now...will this help at all?

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post #2 of 55 Old 01-15-2014, 06:59 PM
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More then you ever want to know here..
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/w...rness-1496933/
Get a Putco harness from Amazon and then something like these..
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1CIVRACVETZ2I
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If you can't see safely with normally functioning stock headlights, the problem is not with the headlights.

Yes, there are much better lights available, but the stock are adequate for safe driving.
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If you can't see safely with normally functioning stock headlights, the problem is not with the headlights.

Yes, there are much better lights available, but the stock are adequate for safe driving.
You didn't read my post at all did you? I never said anything about them being stock headlights.
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post #5 of 55 Old 01-15-2014, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Going to just upgrade my harness and see what happens. The housing and bulb is brand new...will just use them till its time to replace to something better. Just curious if a upgraded harness with make this projector headlamps with 6000k bright? Right now it looks like I have a flashlight on my hood that is low on batteries lol.
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post #6 of 55 Old 01-15-2014, 09:01 PM
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You didn't read my post at all did you? I never said anything about them being stock headlights.
If you have lights that should be BETTER than stock, and the stock are good enough for basic driving, and your BETTER than stock isn't good enough, then something is wrong that isn't the headlights.
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post #7 of 55 Old 01-15-2014, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I will start with the harness and see what happens. Can anyone point me into the right direction of the right harness to buy with projector housing and hid...or does it really matter? A link to a harness would be awesome. Thanks gents
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post #9 of 55 Old 01-16-2014, 07:01 AM
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As said many times before, the biggest upgrade for lights you can do is the harness. I built a new harness and run Silverstars and they are brighter then the lights on my Honda Pilot. We live out in the country and the difference is huge compared to stock harness. Start with the harness and then go from there.

Good luck.
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post #10 of 55 Old 01-16-2014, 08:47 AM
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I want to replace my factory harness on my 2000xj that has factory fogs. Is there a simple way to do this without any modification to the new harness? I never worked with electric before so id much prefer to just replace the harness with an upgraded one without modification. Thanks.
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post #11 of 55 Old 01-16-2014, 09:06 AM
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Get yourself a Putco harness, its plug and play, very easy! http://www.amazon.com/Putco-230004HW.../dp/B001P29X4G

Plenty of people run them. I'm currently running it with Autopal 200mm E-code housings and Hella 80/100 H4 bulbs, my lights are now on par with newer vehicles and I can see!!!

Edit: I'm curious, what do these projector housings look like? can you take some picture and post them up?

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Get yourself a Putco harness, its plug and play, very easy! http://www.amazon.com/Putco-230004HW.../dp/B001P29X4G Plenty of people run them. I'm currently running it with Autopal 200mm E-code housings and Hella 80/100 H4 bulbs, my lights are now on par with newer vehicles and I can see!!! Edit: I'm curious, what do these projector housings look like? can you take some picture and post them up?
I read in another thread that if you have factory fogs you need to perform a modification otherwise your fogs/high beams won't work?
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post #13 of 55 Old 01-16-2014, 09:26 AM
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I read in another thread that if you have factory fogs you need to perform a modification otherwise your fogs/high beams won't work?


I donít know anything about that as I do not have fog lights.

To install the harness all you do is unplug the stock harness from the headlights and plug the stock driver side harness into the Putco harness and then plug the Putco harness into the headlights. Then you mount the relays, install the grounds and connect the power.

I'm not sure how the fogs work but I'm not sure how the harness would interfere with them?

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From what I read the setup interferes with the highbeams and fogs. Does anyone know about this?
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post #15 of 55 Old 01-16-2014, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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From what I read the setup interferes with the highbeams and fogs. Does anyone know about this?
A. Start your own thread and find out. B. Search on this forum I am sure you will find your answer.
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