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post #1 of 6 Old 09-30-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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No High beams on aftermarket harness

Two different harnesses, and no high beams. Believe the issue is in the stock harness. Is there a fuse solely for the highs?

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Headlights are controlled via the TIPM and don't have a seperate fuse


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Unplug the lights and check for applied power at the stock connectors and/or manually apply power to just the light to ensure it works. As mentioned, the TIPM controls them, lights are usually on circuit breakers as well or the current is monitored by a module and cut if excessive.

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Bought a h13 bulb and plugged it into the stock harness. Both highs and lows work. Am no convinced that Tom was mostly correct weeks ago when he said the issue was likely that the high beam and ground wire on his harness and the stock one are reversed.

Well actually he said that he thought Jeep might have changed the wiring on the Canadian ones. But will likely check it tonight (unless it looks like it might warm up over the week). HB on the stock harness is the light grey wire. High beam on the HID harness is the blue wire... just need to ensure they meet up and everything should be good.

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-05-2012, 08:23 AM
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Any follow up on this? I just installed my hid kit on my 2012 and all my lights shut off when I put the high beams on. Lows and fogs work Fine.

If switching ground worked can u explain excatly what u did to make it work.

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-10-2012, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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My drivers side highbeam on the stock harness is messed up. I think when I tried to go from the Hella's (with an aftermarket H4 harness) to the HIDs with their H13 harness, I messed up the passengers side plug when pulling the h4 harness (I remember having to yank on it a bit).

However that doesn't explain why the issue persisted on the drivers side. I got frustrated and ended up pulling the HIDs, after getting great deal on some Cibies, bulbs and an aftermarket H4 harness. I cut up/extended that harness, and ran it off of the drivers side plug on the stock harness. Something I did notice is that the plug on the drivers side seems pretty finicky, and I had to zip tie/tape the harnesses together. However I don't think that was the issue with the HIDs, as the lows were consistently working.

Tom did send me a new harness, however due to the weather I didn't get a chance to test it (-30c sucks to do any work outside). I'm going to wait for this summer, and take another stab at the HIDs. If that works... I'm not sure what I'll do. I guess I'll compare and see what I like better... The HID projectors, or the Cibies and sell the ones I don't use.

One thing I will say... after going from the HIDs to the Cibies, I hate their low beam, or rather the lows on the Cibies are barely acceptable. In fact I don't even remember my Hella's low beams being this bad. However their high beams are fantastic.


Not really sure that helps you though.

Edit. Wiring was the same as the pre 2012s. I had even spliced a wire from the stock wire on the drives side (before the harness) to the wire of the HID setup (so completely avoiding the harness). That didn't help. Something my buddy told me was to make sure I remove some of the paint on the grounds, as that can screw with the connection. So while that might have explained why my drivers side HID was out more often than on, it shouldn't have anything to do with both highbeams being off.

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