I'm new to the forum, and just purchased a 2005 grand cherokee. I noticed that my headlights seem to be rather low, the beam doesn't seem to have much of a distance on them. Is this a common problem or have a common fix? My first jeep.
Headlights on the WK in my opinion are not very good, a lot of people swap in Silverstars or another quality bulb (easiest upgrade), if you want to get creative you can go all the way up to Projectors with HID bulbs.
Have you checked the alignment to see if they are angled down to far?
Silver WK Club #46
06 WK Overland
There are several posts on this topic but here goes again.
I find the stock headlights on my WK are very good when aimed properly
If you look under the hood near the headlights on each side you will see an adjuster by the back the headlights that accepts a medium size Philips screwdriver. It is marked with a bi-directional arrow marked R and L
This means raise and lower not right and left. There is no adjustment for right and left and both low and high beams are aimed together with the one adjustment. I found out the hard way that the driver's side adjuster is labeled backwards. I am assuming the headlights on the 05 are the same as mine. I have the round headlights.
If I have read correctly, you may have to trim the 9012 bulb base to fir the connector in the jeep or the headlight lamp base. If they were meant to be used, I would think you would not have to trim. Being that I once had an old vehicle that light upgrades were a bit rough on, I would be hesitant to upgrade to make it fit.
The new lights melted the wire sheathing on my light harness and the dimmer switch never worked for very long. Got very hot to the touch and when driving barefoot, it was a surprise to have a torched toe.
I have had no problems with Silverstars in any vehicle and they do help over a standard bulb or so it seems. You should just replace bulbs every so often anyway as the filaments wear out.
2009 GC Limited. 265 70 18 is the only change to date. Bought some Rubicon 17" wheels and put BFG M/T's on for hunting season OME HD Front, OME MD rear, winch to come, basket and lights bars first
I installed mine in april 2009 when I bought the Jeep. Just had one go out during this last summer. 4 years and 40k miles or so. Not bad. I replaced both and kept the old good one as a spare. I still have the stock high beams. Happy with those.