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post #1 of 29 Old 01-13-2020, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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ZJ Headlight Upgrade "E" Code Confusion

OK, now I am getting really confused and need to rely on success and failure of those who have actually done this modification with the "E" Headlights.


Through much searching I have come up with quite a few different numbers for the headlights and I will them them here.


55054832 (Right)
55054833 (Left)



Both of these appear to be for vehicles that drive on the LEFT side of the road.


55055124 (Left)
55055125 (Right)


Both of those should be the CORRECT headlights for RIGHT side of the road and should be a direct pop in replacement taking H4 bulbs but appear to be non existent.


55054577 (Left)
55054576 (Right)


These appear to be the Germany numbers for vehicles that drive on the RIGHT side of the road but the mounting pins may not be in the Correct place for a direct pop in.


Quadratech website lists 2 types. One type appears to be for LEFT hand driving on the roads such as England and the other they state Germany which should be RIGHT side of road driving. Has anyone ordered the Germany ones and did they just pop in like they should?



I really could use some help on this before I order a bunch of replacement units and find out they are all for driving on the Left side of the road.

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post #2 of 29 Old 01-13-2020, 02:33 PM
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I don't know for sure but I think you are overthinking this. I don't think there is a huge difference between the two.

Here are the pages from the 1994 to 1996 Mopar parts catalog for the headlamps.
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Four variants of e-code headlights exist: left- and right hand drive versions, and both were available with and without headlight height adjustment. Height adjustment became mandatory at around mid-1995 in most European countries.
IIRC the height adjustment versions pop right in to the non-height-adjusting front clips, they just have an extra location for the height adjuster motor system.
Same goes for non-adjusting headlights, they fit on the height-adjusting front clips, but they just won't adjust So as long as you buy the right-hand drive headlights you should be good to go.




Crown 55054576 and 55054577 are the non-adjustable right hand drive versions you're looking for (55054832 & 55054833 are height-adjustable right hand drive).
Do NOT buy left-hand drive versions, they have the light output pattern & light cut-off totally reversed..
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I stand corrected or Timo’d as it is becoming known around here.

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I've done the upgrade twice on my US ZJ. (Lenses came off on the first pair and one smashed). Both sets I purchased had a clip/fastener on the upper mounting point that would not attach to my stock adjusters. I had to remove the clip they came with and replace it with the standard one from US versions. It just snaps in, however the rectangular cutout needed to be widened to get it in there.
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Ok, that's good info for adapting the e-codes to the US- spec. front clip.

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I think I have been educated a bit more on this and it appears I have ordered the correct headlamps (55054577 & 576) to complete the swap. I have extra headlights to be able to remove the "clip' and then file out the area where it need to go on the non adjustable housings. One last question even with looking at the diagram supplied by Tim, the diagram refers to the bulb as being a 9004 for all versions but I have seen pictures of the 55054577 and they appear to require a H4 bulb. Which bulbs came in yours?

This site does not allow me to post any photos so I will post an item number so you can see it on the ebay site that I just purchased the 55054577 for cheap. Under $30 and Free Shipping

Item 272989455349

Thank Guys for your help!!
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When I purchased the Crown e codes through Kolak I had to buy the H4 (PIAA) bulbs separately. When I ordered OEM Mopar e codes they came with H4 bulbs that I keep as spare.

Also I didn’t need to file or modify anything. I used a heat gun to lightly heat the clip and it popped right into place.

Now would be a great time to upgrade to a relay harness to avoid the voltage drop on the stock wiring.

Edit: you can see those come with the bulbs and the OEM rubber splash guard that the Crowns do not come with

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Order them from [email protected] and don't worry about it.

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I'll be happy to assist with a complete setup if you like - that is E-codes, bulbs and relay harness. The relay harness not only eliminates the voltage drop through the stock system, which is over 2 volts, but it also makes the E-code install much easier. You'll have the correct connectors for the H4 bulbs and the correct 9004 input from the old harness.

You have to be careful which E-codes you get. One variant has the upper clip mounting position too far inboard and it would have to be relocated. Long ago, those were the only ones available and I'd relocate them before shipping them. Nowadays the clip location is correct. You still need the correct US-spec upper clip, which I include with the kit.

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Appreciate all of the information that has been posted here regarding the Headlight upgrade which in opinion is a must unless you never drive at night. I was quite amazed at the lack of any useful lumins emanating from the original headlights as I am now use to modern lighting on my other vehicles. I did order and received the H4 Heavy Duty headlight harness with the typical Bosch style relays to eliminate the voltage drop, I unfortunately had already ordered from two different vendors my lights and this was before I knew that "Kolack" had them available but however in the end result I can pass the information on where they can be obtained after my friends see the difference between theirs and mine.

Keep you guys on the final outcome
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Appreciate all of the information that has been posted here regarding the Headlight upgrade which in opinion is a must unless you never drive at night. I was quite amazed at the lack of any useful lumins emanating from the original headlights as I am now use to modern lighting on my other vehicles. I did order and received the H4 Heavy Duty headlight harness with the typical Bosch style relays to eliminate the voltage drop, I unfortunately had already ordered from two different vendors my lights and this was before I knew that "Kolack" had them available but however in the end result I can pass the information on where they can be obtained after my friends see the difference between theirs and mine.

Keep you guys on the final outcome
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I did it last summer with Kolak’s help and posted a few points.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/...5446?page=5127
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Appreciate all of the information that has been posted here regarding the Headlight upgrade which in opinion is a must unless you never drive at night. I was quite amazed at the lack of any useful lumins emanating from the original headlights as I am now use to modern lighting on my other vehicles. I did order and received the H4 Heavy Duty headlight harness with the typical Bosch style relays to eliminate the voltage drop, I unfortunately had already ordered from two different vendors my lights and this was before I knew that "Kolack" had them available but however in the end result I can pass the information on where they can be obtained after my friends see the difference between theirs and mine.

Keep you guys on the final outcome

Quick tip: When you put the housings in, try removing the rubber bumper that adjusts hood height (on rad cross member), so you can see inside while you line up the metal adjustment rod with clip on housing.
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