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Old 06-12-2015, 10:35 AM
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Fairly dim headlights

I've only had my jeep a few weeks but I've noticed that my headlamps are fairly dim. Are there any solutions to brighten up my existing headlights or is there an aftermarket option that might give me a little more light?

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I'm getting the parts together for this myself.
Good inexpensive mod!!!

I didn't want to reuse the original lamp connectors. I just grabbed a pair of these...http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rn...PKoaAhA68P8HAQ
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If you wanna stay cheap Relay mod If you want to spend money Hid retrofit like I did (pic below ) or goto led
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If you wanna stay cheap Relay mod If you want to spend money Hid retrofit like I did (pic below ) or goto led
Did you use your factory wiring?
Either way the wiring update is important to eliminate the voltage drop seen through the factory wiring no matter what lights you're running.

I do like those HIDs!!! where did you get them?
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Did you use your factory wiring? Either way the wiring update is important to eliminate the voltage drop seen through the factory wiring no matter what lights you're running. I do like those HIDs!!! where did you get them?
Nope they come with a relay harness all parts were sourced from the retrofit source projectors are morimoto mini h1's with 6k temp bulbs Housings are eBay h4 with glass lense
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Nope they come with a relay harness all parts were sourced from the retrofit source projectors are morimoto mini h1's with 6k temp bulbs Housings are eBay h4 with glass lense
Thank you Sir!!!
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Thank you for the quick reply. Unfortunately, I'm absolutely illeterate when it coming to electrical / wiring diagrams. I got about 2 sentences in and was already confused. This just doesn't seem as simple as it might be to me.
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all it does is feed the headlights thru relays instead of the stock wiring. you can buy a premade harness that simplifies things. there is a link in the thread.
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Would this kit work also as a plug and play?

http://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Rela...SIN=B00H5JFHR0
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Thank you for the quick reply. Unfortunately, I'm absolutely illeterate when it coming to electrical / wiring diagrams. I got about 2 sentences in and was already confused. This just doesn't seem as simple as it might be to me.
Think of it this way...

1. The wire that is supplying voltage to the headlamp now is going to be used to control the relay. The relay is really nothing more than a switch.

2. You have a "new" supply voltage coming from the battery to the relay that will power up your headlight.

3. Turn on your headlights just like you normally would and you're flipping the "relay switch" and your lights turn on.

If you follow the diagram and don't get too hung up on the "wording" it will make sense.
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So I installed my new harness from Amazon today and it was an absolute breeze. The factory headlights do look brighter but I plan on replacing them with the hella conversion H4 bulbs soon. If those aren't bright enough, I will be upgrading to HID...

And so the snowball begins...
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So I installed my new harness from Amazon today and it was an absolute breeze. The factory headlights do look brighter but I plan on replacing them with the hella conversion H4 bulbs soon. If those aren't bright enough, I will be upgrading to HID... And so the snowball begins...
If you go hid please do a proper projector retrofit not the eBay projectors.

I did a projector retrofit with great results
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The FIRST thing to do is remove the ground screw at each headlight and scrape the contact area clear of paint and rust. Then clean the grounding eye and re-install with a new screw. Then go ahead with whatever mod fits your fancy. Good Luck, L.M.

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