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Old 04-08-2015, 11:38 PM
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Default Want to upgrade my Headlights..but wow.

I have a new 2015 Big Horn, and I am thrilled with it...other than the headlights.

Bare with me here...I have spent 3 days reading this forum and I'm still confused.

Having some European vehicles in my collection, its amazing that Chrysler sent these trucks out with sorry incandescent lighting. I mean, thats so 90's!

Anyways, I'm not interested in HIDS, but I do like the LED markers and lighting on the projectors in the Laramie trucks.

Question is..are there any other lights you can put in that don't flicker, go out, bring up a warning light, etc? Can you simply retrofit the OEM projectors over to the dual halogen trucks with the special harness and not have ANY issues?

Honestly it seems like a total PITA from reading the posts on here. Its like Chrysler went out of their way to make sure no ne could mess with the lights on these trucks!
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Yup, biggest PITA paying that much for a truck, then watching a Toyota or a Kia go by sporting HID's right out of the factory.
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Yup...good lights on these trucks ain't easy. I looked at my options and since I have halogen projectors with a separate high beam bulb and horizontal shaped fog lights I'm just gonna install 6500K HIDs in the low beams and fogs.

I used to be against this as I had nothing but trouble getting HIDs to work on my 2007 MegaCab but that was rectified and there are companies out there that have figured out the idiosyncracys of the CanBus system.

I'll use a capacitor harness on the fogs so I can use the correctional splitter harness that allows me to operate the high beams and fogs at the same time.

As for the low beams, a simple CanBus compatible harness should do the trick.
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Hold on a minute here.

If you want better lights and you are after the OEM projector Laramie headlights then you are in luck.

Google retro shop. There is a plug and play solution as well as aftermarket look a likes for much less than OEM.

There are a few threads on here about how hard it is but it has gotten much easier in recent time since the demand for different headlights is so high.
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Hold on a minute here.

If you want better lights and you are after the OEM projector Laramie headlights then you are in luck.

Google retro shop. There is a plug and play solution as well as aftermarket look a likes for much less than OEM.

There are a few threads on here about how hard it is but it has gotten much easier in recent time since the demand for different headlights is so high.
x2!! I am going through the struggles of retrofitting my own set but its going to be worth it in the end. Like Arth said, you can buy the specific harness and projectors from the retro shop and be good.
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