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post #1 of 13 Old 09-06-2010, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hi! I want to buy some Jeep OEM off road lights for my compass. Does anybody know if they are HID compatible? The wires for halogen bulbs are already there with a waterproof seal. Is there a way I could pass HID wires and reseal this?

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I take it you're looking to add lights? "Offroad" lights are still going to be halogen simply because when you do HID's, you're doing a halogen to xenon conversion. Your best bet would be to go HID heads/fogs and just add the offroad lights, (KC makes some awesome ones for that and, IMO, they are the brightest) where you have options as to how and where you want to mount them, behind the grille or a lightbar on the front bumper.

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So it is impossible to put HID in the off road lights?


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I know that KC used to make HID upgrade kits for thier lights, they may be compatable with the stock light. KC also makes aftermarket HID off road lights with wiring harnesses. It might be easier to install them than try to swap everything out, especially if you have to install the lights anyway.

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I just bought the lights for 180$ CAN on Ebay. With the covers, bumper kit and wiring kit.
I'll figure out what to do when I will receive them.


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I just bought the lights for 180$ CAN on Ebay. With the covers, bumper kit and wiring kit.
I'll figure out what to do when I will receive them.
So you did find the offroad HID's? Not a bad price there if you did.

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I received my Mopar OEM off road lights today. I've figured out how to convert them to HID but I am a bit aware that water may enter in the lens if I don't seal everything back properly.

The part of drilling the bumper is a bit scary though!


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Sounds cool! A thin bead of silicone should help with sealing them back up and keeping water out. Can't wait to see some pics!

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Does anybody here added the Mopar off road lights to their compass?
I am a bit confused with the mouting brackets.


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Pretty sure someone on here has written up the off road lights install. Think u have to drill holes into the top of the bumper and there are some clasps for the bolts that have to go in there too. Not that sure. Have a search on the forum.

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When I added mine the bumper was drilled then the beam inside the bumper was drilled into. You then require a special tool to install the rivnuts to hold the light bracket in place. After being bolted on the adhesive cap is put in place and lights are added.

These are most likely the instructions you got with the Mopar lights
http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82210706AE.pdf

Here's the bumper when I added mine. Only difference is you won't have the spacer, will drill a second hole and just bolt directly to the bumper beam.
http://www.myjeepcompass.com/forums/...5&postcount=28

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Yeah that's the part with the rivnut. And when you drill the 1 1/2" hole, you remove the bumper cover and the impact foam, but when (or with what dimension) you drill in the bumper frame? The rivnut will be installed in the bumper frame?


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I didn't remove my facia and impact foam, just drilled straight through and had a nice pilot for the next bit. I didn't use the mopar arms with mine but it looks like the smaller locating hole is 16mm center to center behind the larger rivnut hole. I'd drill through until I hit the bumper frame and leave a mark for the center hole, drop the pilot bit back inside the hole saw and finish the hole or completely remove the pilot bit and finish the hole. You could remove the bumper at that point and measure back 16mm for the 3/16 locating hole and drill the locating hole and the 9/16" rivnut hole and add the rivnut I assume it would be easier to keep everything straight.

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