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Old 02-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #1141
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Got another reply back from Truck-Lite:

"We have experienced a few delays...The Design Team is working on new
timing which isn't available yet. I can assure you that they are working
hard to produce a high quality solution to the problem soon."

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:26 PM   #1142
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Check out this website, http://www.tlg-auto.com/JEEP_JK_Wran..._p/jeep001.htm
I have not ordered from them but they advertise a harness that will take care of problems with LED headlights.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #1143
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Check out this website, Jeep Wrangler JK Anti-Flicker Warning Canceller Plug and Play Wire Harness Adapters for LED Headlights
I have not ordered from them but they advertise a harness that will take care of problems with LED headlights.
I bought them & they took care of my flickering JWS
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:33 AM   #1144
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No worries - just wouldn't want folks to get banned! It's a generally helpful thread, sometimes just necessary to ignore certain things.

Jlho - I don't even have map lights...so unfortunately I have no idea! But I've used this diagram before for reference, pretty handy. Forgive the link to the competition...
Jeep JK Fuse Box Map Layout Diagram - JeepForum.com
Thanks for the link/diagram, ill check it out and report my findings.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:43 AM   #1145
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Check out this website, http://www.tlg-auto.com/JEEP_JK_Wran..._p/jeep001.htm
I have not ordered from them but they advertise a harness that will take care of problems with LED headlights.
Does this harness only apply to the JW Speaker set up? I really don't want to spend that kind of cash on headlights...maybe some good solid replacement bulbs (ill keep searching but bulb replacements suggestions are welcome for a newb)

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #1146
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According to the website they sell one for either the JWS & Truck-Lite.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:16 PM   #1147
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What's the best bang for the buck headlights out there, your opinions appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #1148
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What's the best bang for the buck headlights out there, your opinions appreciated.
I just installed the Rebel Offroad Hellfire HID recently and I was completely amazed by the difference in my lighting.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #1149
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I just installed the Rebel Offroad Hellfire HID recently and I was completely amazed by the difference in my lighting.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #1150
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What's the best bang for the buck headlights out there, your opinions appreciated.
I have the Truck-Lite LEDs on my 2012 Sport. The difference is amazing! They are much less than the JWSs. I have had no problems
to this point. See photo below.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #1151
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Piaa #5332 factory replacement led fog lights are pretty nasty.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #1152
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Thanks guys! Do you have an idea on the prices?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:39 PM   #1153
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Thanks guys! Do you have an idea on the prices?
$215.99 each side on eBay for the Truck-Lite 27270c LED's. Don't forget the wiring harness if
you have a 2012 or 2013. Here's the numbers: Truck-Lite 96630 Headlamp Wiring Adapter.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:00 AM   #1154
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how difficult or simple is it to simply swap out the factory head/fog light bulbs with after market bulbs? for the heads i was going to go with the Phillips X-Treme as for the fog replacement bulb, im not sure, yet. id like to replace with yellow (LED or other). 39 pages is a lot to read through for a simple answer.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #1155
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Piaa #5332 factory replacement led fog lights are pretty nasty.
Is installation nasty or is light output/pattern nasty? Or all of the above? Thanks
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:29 PM   #1156
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Hello all,
First time Jeep owner here and I had my second mod installed today (Rigid Dually on the windshield) by a local shop. The shop guy that did the install said he followed the instructions and also did a quick search online. So when I asked him why the red light on the switch always stays on whether it's in the on or off position he said it is because of the direct connection to the battery. My understanding is that the red light on the switch should be off when the light are off, and turn on when the lights are on. He installed whatever was in the box nothing else. So is the shop guy correct or am I missing something? Sorry for the loooong first post, any help appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:46 PM   #1157
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The shop guy is a bonehead, lol. Wired properly, it will only be on when the light is on.
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Dang it, I knew it. He also said something about having to run another wire if i wanted them to turn on or off with the Jeep.... which I don't. So without ruining anything what needs to be done to correct this? One of the wires on the switch in the wrong place? Two black wires are on top, a red in the middle, and a red on the bottom connected to the switch.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:19 PM   #1159
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Anyone have the delta headlights? Delta DOT Hi/Lo Xenon Headlight Kit or Delta 7" Round Quad Bar Xenon Headlamp Kit

the price diff with these and the trucklites is very tempting
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #1161
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So after reading a bunch of these pages it looks like you have to switch your DRL's to another source if you install the trucklites. If I also put in something like the vision x led fog light kit would I just have to turn them off completely?
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #1162
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Anyone have the delta headlights? Delta DOT Hi/Lo Xenon Headlight Kit or Delta 7" Round Quad Bar Xenon Headlamp Kit

the price diff with these and the trucklites is very tempting
Those are not Xenon by the way. Those are tungsten halogen bulbs with a blue filter. They may give you a better beam pattern because go the optics on the lens but I'm not confident of that. I'd just buy an HID kit for your existing headlamps. Don't forget to check your aim
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #1163
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ah good to know. I decided on going with the trucklites and the vision x led fog light kit but until I can afford it ill just throw in some Phillips extreme 9008 heads and vision x halogen fog bulbs to hold me over
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #1164
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ah good to know. I decided on going with the trucklites and the vision x led fog light kit but until I can afford it ill just throw in some Phillips extreme 9008 heads and vision x halogen fog bulbs to hold me over
I bought my HID kit for 54$ shipped to my door. But, I had problems with the packaging; they arrived broken multiple timed. Seems very cost effective compared to 500$+ for LEDs.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #1165
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I don't know anything about the hid kits, how is the install with them? The main thing I liked about the led was it was pretty much plug and play. Any kits you recommend? And is there flickering with these?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #1166
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I have read Daniel Stern's excellent FAQs on Jeep lighting and he comes across as a well informed authority on lighting. He has strong opinions on LED bulbs to swap into stock housings, (I wanted brighter back up lights like using Cree 5Ws) it just wasn't the answer I was hoping for.

Just curious if anyone else has heard similar things from other lighting authorities:

From Daniel Stern:

"LED bulbs" do not work safely, effectively, or legally.
There is no way to get useful amounts of light out of your
stock reversing lamps.

If you want to see _well_ to the rear, it'll take some
money. You're correct that an LED solution is the right way
to do it, because with minimal current draw you can tap
directly into existing wires.

Get one or two of these LED reversing lamps:

Grote Industries: Product #62401 - Clear
(about 300 dollars for a pair + brackets etc)

Install either directly in bumper or via brackets linked on
that page. MUCH better solution. Better light, much lower
current, no need for relay, no bulb burnouts, totally
waterproof, etc."
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #1167
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Just did a bulb replacement and figure I'd give a short review. Unfortunately, none of my pictures I took came out very well, so I can't post any comparos.

A lot of people had been recommending the Philips H13 9008 X-treme Power bulbs, so I decided to drop the $31.79 through amazon.com and give'em a try.

The $31.79 was money well spent. No, they aren't LEDs, HIDs, Xenons, or whatever the fancy of the fancy are, but what they DID do was lend a much further extending beam, which was not only whiter, but WIDER. I can actually see the sides of the road now!

With the brights, they also appear to be brighter, but the improvement is not as noticeable as with the low beams.

All in all, if you want to see a little bit more of the road for a reasonable price, I found the Philips H13 9008 X-Treme Powers to be a decent value.
Good to hear, thats what i'm going with until I have the money to spend on a new kit. Also gonna throw in some of these fog light bulbs along with them - Vision X Fog Light Bulb - JCWhitney
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In order to do a headlight bulb replacement is it required to remove the grill or are there other easier ways and means? Or is that the easiest method?
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In order to do a headlight bulb replacement is it required to remove the grill or are there other easier ways and means? Or is that the easiest method?
Grille comes off. It is a two minute job. Release the red safety clamp and unplug the turn signals, remove the handful of plastic retainers on top of the grille and slowly and evenly pull out away firm the front of the Jeep and the grille pops right off.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:19 PM   #1170
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Grille comes off. It is a two minute job. Release the red safety clamp and unplug the turn signals, remove the handful of plastic retainers on top of the grille and slowly and evenly pull out away firm the front of the Jeep and the grille pops right off.
Thanks. I attempted today but was afraid id snap something near the turn signals. Are there other screws or retainers near the signals?

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