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Old 07-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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How do I maks these headlights fit

Hey guys, owner of a 2013 JKU here. I was trying to upgrade the stock headlights and bought these replacements but upon removing the stock bulbs and housing it's clear it's not gonna fit into the current wire. I thought this was gonna be a quick simple swap out but this isn't gonna be the case... So I need your guys' help, what's the easiest way to make those headlights fit or is it better to return them and buy something else?
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I'm no expert, but it looks to me like you either ordered the wrong ones, or you need a pigtail adapter to make them work. Imo I would return them or see if there is an adapter for the company you bought them from.

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Hey guys, owner of a 2013 JKU here. I was trying to upgrade the stock headlights and bought these replacements but upon removing the stock bulbs and housing it's clear it's not gonna fit into the current wire. I thought this was gonna be a quick simple swap out but this isn't gonna be the case... So I need your guys' help, what's the easiest way to make those headlights fit or is it better to return them and buy something else?
Thanks in advance, -Tommy
The one on the right looks like an H4. You will need pigtails or a harness.
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What exactly is a pigtail sorry stupid question I'm sure
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What exactly is a pigtail sorry stupid question I'm sure
I wire with two plugs that converts one type of socket to another.

In this case you will need one with a male H13(stock jeep) to an Female H4(bulb you desire to plug in)

Do not get crazy with the wattage on the H4, if you go past 65watts, you should get a harness.
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Ok easy fix. My buddy had the same problem with his JK. The bulb on the right is a H4 halogen bulb, what we did was buy a H4 6000k HID kit from ebay for $30. Once we got that kit it came with the pigtail needed to plug into the jeep. Yes you will need to buy something to fix it, so why spend some money on an adapter that is about $40 (for a pair), thats why we just bought the HID kit and it solved our problems, and the HIDs are street legal and look much better/ brighter than the stock halogen lights!!!

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Ok easy fix. My buddy had the same problem with his JK. The bulb on the right is a H4 halogen bulb, what we did was buy a H4 6000k HID kit from ebay for $30. Once we got that kit it came with the pigtail needed to plug into the jeep. Yes you will need to buy something to fix it, so why spend some money on an adapter that is about $40 (for a pair), thats why we just bought the HID kit and it solved our problems, and the HIDs are street legal and look much better/ brighter than the stock halogen lights!!!

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Sure those are legal?
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Sure those are legal?
I am located in North Carolina and they are legal here. From what I have seen also all around the US, HIDs are street legal. No I dont have a statue on it but I am friends with alot of cops and state troopers and people in DOT jobs that have told be that they are perfectly street legal. ALOT of people run them on their vehicles.

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Dont know what state your located in, may not be legal there but from what I have seen and heard HIDs are legal just about everywhere.
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I am located in North Carolina and they are legal here. From what I have seen also all around the US, HIDs are street legal. No I dont have a statue on it but I am friends with alot of cops and state troopers and people in DOT jobs that have told be that they are perfectly street legal. ALOT of people run them on their vehicles.

Heres a picture of my HIDs

Dont know what state your located in, may not be legal there but from what I have seen and heard HIDs are legal just about everywhere.
Hid bulbs in hid projectors are legal.

Hid bulbs in projectors made for halogens are NOT legal.

They do not focus the light as intended and blind oncoming drivers.
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Oh well, I have never been in trouble with my HIDs and they arent the projector kinds. Hey its your call OP, all i know the HID kit is a easy and cheap fix for your problem and makes the head light look better!!
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Oh well, I have never been in trouble with my HIDs and they arent the projector kinds. Hey its your call OP, all i know the HID kit is a easy and cheap fix for your problem and makes the head light look better!!
But you can blind other drivers....
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But you can blind other drivers....
I think by his statement of "oh well" he was Implying he didn't care about other drivers. My usual response to vehicles with "upgraded hid's" is brights and hugging the yellow line. GL op hope you can take other drivers into consideration before hitting the streets.
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I think by his statement of "oh well" he was Implying he didn't care about other drivers. My usual response to vehicles with "upgraded hid's" is brights and hugging the yellow line. GL op hope you can take other drivers into consideration before hitting the streets.
Agreed. Do it correctly with an hid projector and a properly aimed cut off like I'm doing, or not at all.
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just want to point out that mine arent the projector kinds but i havent had any problem with oncoming cars. no one has flashed me or came close to me yet. and ive walked infront of my jeep and it is bright as hell but not to where its going to blind someone.
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just want to point out that mine arent the projector kinds but i havent had any problem with oncoming cars. no one has flashed me or came close to me yet. and ive walked infront of my jeep and it is bright as hell but not to where its going to blind someone.
It's not the bulb that's the problem. It's the housing. A non hid housing( ie stock) is designed to spread the light out. Perfect for a regular bulb. The hid housings are designed to aim the light down at the road and away from other cars. Put the super bright hid bulb in a housing throwing that light all over the place and you get blinded on coming traffic. Watch a vehicle with hid's in the stock housing go under a bridge. The whole thing gets illuminated.
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just want to point out that mine arent the projector kinds but i havent had any problem with oncoming cars. no one has flashed me or came close to me yet. and ive walked infront of my jeep and it is bright as hell but not to where its going to blind someone.
No one has flashed you? Really not the point.
It only takes one person to run off the road or hit something. .

I wish the cops would ticket them. They are annoying and easy to spot.
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No one has flashed you? Really not the point.
It only takes one person to run off the road or hit something. .

I wish the cops would ticket them. They are annoying and easy to spot.
Ok gentlemen dont jump me haha, what i meant by no one has flashed me is because they arent bright like you guys are talking about. It shines right on the road and does not bounce around like you describe.
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Ok gentlemen dont jump me haha, what i meant by no one has flashed me is because they arent bright like you guys are talking about. It shines right on the road and does not bounce around like you describe.
Compare the picture of your jeep you posted above to a BMW or porsche with hids.

There is a big difference.

Here is the pic of legal ones. There are from here:


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YES UNDERSTANDABLE BECAUSE MY JEEP IS TALLER. BUT the H4 bulbs that I have have a shield to prevent them from blinding people. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H4 HID......
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Now this is my buddies jeep and this is illegal
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YES UNDERSTANDABLE BECAUSE MY JEEP IS TALLER. BUT the H4 bulbs that I have have a shield to prevent them from blinding people. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H4 HID......

Now this is my buddies jeep and this is illegal
Height has nothing to do with it.

You are one of many that do it.
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Height has nothing to do with it.

You are one of many that do it.
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I'd like to point out that there is such thing as an hid reflector.
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Yes you are right but they come from the factory so they are dot approved. And alteration you do to a headlight is illegal that means replacing the housings with housings that are not OEM or even changing bulbs to something not OEM replacement including hids. In most states there is a section in the law regarding PNP hid kits.

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