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Xenon's on the Commander?

I've had xenon headlights in 3 of the last 4 cars I've purchased and am missing the nighttime lighting. Is it possible to put the xenon headlamps from the 300C in the Commander without modifying the headlight housings or would I have to buy a projector beam setup and modify the headlight housing?

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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

You probably wouldn't be able to pull them out of a 300C. However, you can buy a HID conversions from sites like http://www.xenonking.com/

Note that ANY aftermarket HID conversion is not DOT approved and may cause problems when it comes to state safety inspections (if you have them). Regardless, make sure that you aim your lights properly so as not to draw unwanted attention to your vehicle.

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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

Is it like a replacement style bulb or are you referring to the actual OEM HID system with the projector in the 300C? Like Rubi said, you can't remove the projection unit from the 300C without breaking the headlamp housing. For this, you should pick up a damaged lense set from the wrecker's. You can get aftermarket units that replace just the bulb, but do your homework and check with people that have them.
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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

Here is what someone did with their Honda Element:
http://elementownersclub.com/forums/...&highlight=HID

If you do it, go with 4300k bulbs, they put out the most lumen's (brightest), 6k, 8k are not as bright and have a bluish, purple color. Lights that are blue or purple in color fatigue your eyes after long periods of driving. I tried 8k before and after 2 hours of driving at night, my eyes went crazy.
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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

I've added HID lighting to my last 3 vehicles. Have NOT done it to my wife's commander yet, but it will get done this fall. The brand that I have always used is Kaixen. I've been very pleased with them every time.

On my WK I have them in my lows, highs, and fogs.
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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

Real HIDS.....I HAD THEM
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Reason I took them out was this.

I had a pair of real 9006 plug and play (from a kit). From my dodge charger.
I put them into the Commander, but I then realised, if I was to unlock the doors and you had the (headlight) on feature, and I would start the truck, the (reset) for the lights (as they go out to give me starting power), would cause the HIDS to go out, and then they would not start as the Jeep need to reset the fuse. (which could mean no headlights for 10-20 minutes) which means time to turn on the fog lights to drive home at night if you have them ..

The jeep has an auto resetting fuse, and this was a issue. I use to get in and say to myself (start the car, and then turn on the lights), after I disabled the auto on feature!!!

Then down the road I paid a guy for a wireing harness thing, which was supposed to give the HID unit the extra power to start up, as the unit I have needs a 14.2 voltage to start. At home on the floot with my DC unit the lights work on off, on off, flawlessly.

In the Jeep the volatage is around, 13.4 (battery voltage prior to start up) and the stock Alt give out about 14.2. So when the truck is running the HID have the start power, but with the truck off, of even with this resisteor add on unit, it was still an Issue.

I felt like the man, with the only HID Commander I had seen around, but the issues seemed to outweight the pros of having the HID units, so I switched back to Silverstars.

If you have a Grand Cherokee, etc and wanna try out the HID unit Im not using, Ill send all the goddies which cost me over 400 to you, and if it works out for you, send me 200 back. The harness alone was 150.


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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

Also on a quick note. The HID kit I bought was from ebay. Its possible a more expensive kit (like a 700 hella unit), make start off at a LOWER VOLTAGE.

If the HID units BALLAST, starts the HID light at a lower voltage, like 13.2 13.6 I dont think you will have an issue. But most people, dont know the starting voltage for there units. I shall one day measure my fiancess Acura, as I like the Acuras HID unit, and I would think the car has a much lower starting voltage for that ballast since her HIDs come on where she unlocks the doors, and the cars off. So that make be the solution, just a lower volatage ballast.

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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

I thought HIDs got pretty hot. No issue in the commander headlight housings?

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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

I'm very very happy with my HIR headlight bulbs.
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Re: Xenon's on the Commander?

Actually HID bulbs burn cooler than standard headlights.
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