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Unread 01-27-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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new owner of 97 cherokee 2.5 td sport in uk. Having some issues with poor lighting and looking to change headlight bulbs. Havent worked on jeeps before - how do you change the bulbs on standard lights without changing alignment ? Must be simple im sure but just cant see it. cheers bob

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Unread 01-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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I had very similar issues with the lighting. Any major automotive chain should carry or be able to order H.I.D. adapters (those are those super bright blue lights, if you didnt know, some do some dont lol). But my solution was, rather than to replace the headlights, to add an extra pair of driving lights i got for $20 U.S. and aim them to match the headlights. Just ran a couple wires and mounted the switch under the dash (attached to factory screw, no new holes except for for mounting screws in the bumper). I just reach down and flik them on and my visibility easily triples. Thats a good solution if you dont mind having the lights on there, the laws could be different there but here if aimed to match the headlights, they're fully legal in town and everything. GOOD LUCK!
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Unread 01-27-2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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I hate those super bright blue lights. Should be illegal!!
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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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Changing the headlights shouldn't affect your alignment. if it somehow does, there are four adjusting screws. 2 on top and 2 on bottom. I'd suggest changing your housing to a H4 housing. That replaces your sealed beam. Examples:!
I chose Autopal E codes, the pattern is comparable to Hella:
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Unread 01-28-2009, 11:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by triplej1954 View Post
I hate those super bright blue lights. Should be illegal!!
99% of them are....

- Justin
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