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post #16 of 72 Old 08-04-2013, 08:07 AM
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Anyone have a link to a write up for this?
Do a quick search and a few should pop up, but most are unnecessarily in depth. The harness just plugs in where the headlights plug in, then the 2 plugs for the 2 relays that come with it, 2 ground wires, and the one wire to the battery. The bulbs are very straight forward to put in the housings and then the housings go in exactly like the sealed beam stock lights. The whole thing is very quick and straight forward.



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I have a simple one but I'm not on my computer. Might be in the link below with my tips. It's Post 19.

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Harness and E Codes came in. NOW I have to order Bulbs. Looking at either the 65/100 Hella's or the 80/100 Hellas. And of course where I live I have to order them.
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Harness and E Codes came in. NOW I have to order Bulbs. Looking at either the 65/100 Hella's or the 80/100 Hellas. And of course where I live I have to order them.
Do the 80/100s

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Do the 80/100s
x2. Im running Hella 80/100's, very pleased.

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That is what I bought Hella 80/100's....I knew I wasn't going to be able to buy those bulbs locally.. Should have bought them a week ago. Oh well you can't rush things. How bright are those 80/100's with a Harness and the E codes?
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That is what I bought Hella 80/100's....I knew I wasn't going to be able to buy those bulbs locally.. Should have bought them a week ago. Oh well you can't rush things. How bright are those 80/100's with a Harness and the E codes?
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That is my ride. Love this old XJ. Can't wait to do some more mods to it.
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post #24 of 72 Old 08-09-2013, 05:55 AM
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That is what I bought Hella 80/100's....I knew I wasn't going to be able to buy those bulbs locally.. Should have bought them a week ago. Oh well you can't rush things. How bright are those 80/100's with a Harness and the E codes?
Plenty bright but not obnozious to other drivers when adjusted properly.

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I can't wait to get some light on the ground when driving at night. I'm also impressed on how well made the E Codes are. They seem very solid. Not cheap made. Trying to think of the next mod I need to do. Any ideas?
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That is my ride. Love this old XJ. Can't wait to do some more mods to it.
Very nice XJ. I love the Silverstone Metallic paint, mine is the same color.
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Thanks Jeepkid. I love the silver too. I didn't like the Silver trim on the doors so I painted the trim black. I like it way better black.
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Anyone have links to the parts for this mod? Very interested

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http://www.eautoworks.com/Putco-H4--...s-PRD7540.aspx

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Cruiser’s Headlight Upgrade Harness Instructions


It's easy to install a supplemental headlight harness.

From the factory, the voltage to the headlight bulbs travels from the battery, inside the cabin, to the headlamp switch, and then back out to the lamps via undersized wire. It's not uncommon to find only 10.5 volts at the lamps.

The supplemental harness is installed so that it provides battery voltage to the lamps and is just triggered by the factory wiring. The result is about 30% brighter headlamps and headlight switches that don't melt and burn out.



Absolutely plug and play. Remove grille and headlamp bulbs. I fed my harnesses from the passenger side starting between the battery and the back of the headlamp housing, over to the driver side. Plug the driver side bulb into the new harness. Attach the new harness's ground wire under one of the small bolts on the radiator support after scraping the paint off under it. Attach the harness to the existing harness behind the grille working toward the passenger side. . Plug the new harness plug into passenger headlamp. Plug original headlamp plug into receptacle on new harness. Attach the ground for the passenger side just like you did the driver side under a radiator support bolt. Attach relays with provided bracket on the passenger side inner fender. Connect power wires to battery.

Revised 12/10/2012

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Putting it all in tonight! Let the Jeep Headlight fun begin!
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