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What is the best HID kit for the Edge?


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#141 OFFLINE   Nick Halstead

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 01:10 AM

MOPAR is for Dodge

I want to install HID on my Edge 2016 and I see that there are two additional options to the kit: CANBus and Mopar. What is the best option? Does anybody have experience with installation of HID kit on Edge 2015+?









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#142 OFFLINE   Vette10R

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:32 PM

Any one run LED headlights?



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 06:28 PM

I do, in a reflector housing.  But I find the dispersion not be quite like a halogen bulb, so orienting it properly in the housing is important.  Since your Edge has projectors, you might have better luck.  Dingo had installed PIAA LEDs on his Edge, took off the bulb "cap", and is very pleased with the outcome.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:06 PM

Really leaning towards dans kit since it seems a ton of people here have used them. I have a 2016. A bit concerned with some of the comments of people saying they are getting flashed by other drivers for these lights.

Can they be adjusted or are they just shootin light up too high regardless?

#145 OFFLINE   Nick Halstead

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 03:37 AM

Really leaning towards dans kit since it seems a ton of people here have used them. I have a 2016. A bit concerned with some of the comments of people saying they are getting flashed by other drivers for these lights.

Can they be adjusted or are they just shootin light up too high regardless?

you can't adjust the glare, it happens because you're putting the wrong bulb in your housing.


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#146 OFFLINE   TheWizard

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:21 PM

Before assuming the problem is light scatter and glare (which is actually quite uncommon with projector lamps converted to HID), you should check the aim of your headlights.  Manufacturers are becoming notorious for extremely bad headlight aiming from the factory.  I've seen various new vehicles from Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia and Toyota with headlights aimed too high by a significant amount along with Dodge and Mazda models aimed much too low.  If the lights are aimed too high, they will annoy other drivers regardless of the type of light but especially so with more powerful lights such as HID.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

I have a 2009 Edge with 3 wire rear brake/signal/tail light sockets.  

I am trying to replace the factory bulbs with LED's.

I am wearing out the wiring trying to installing the resistors across the proper wires. 

What is the right/proper way to connect the resistors?

I have 50W 6RJ resistors, installed in line with the flash wire on the front and back.

When I turn the key to ACC the blink is normal.  The blink goes to rapid flash when the engine is running.

HELP!



#148 OFFLINE   roots57

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

I have a 2009 Edge with 3 wire rear brake/signal/tail light sockets.  

I am trying to replace the factory bulbs with LED's.

I am wearing out the wiring trying to installing the resistors across the proper wires. 

What is the right/proper way to connect the resistors?

I have 50W 6RJ resistors, installed in line with the flash wire on the front and back.

When I turn the key to ACC the blink is normal.  The blink goes to rapid flash when the engine is running.

HELP!

 

You can get rid of all those resistors if you just disable the hyperflash feature, given that any thought?  If you don't want to do that and don't mind the risk of running the 4 hot resistors, the proper way to wire them is in parallel, not in series which it sounds like you have been trying.  The resistors basically trick the circuit into drawing enough power as to not trigger the hyperflash, since the LEDs use so much less power than incandescent bulbs.  If you want to shut off the hyperflash I can point you in the right direction.  I did it to my 2016 a few days ago.


Edited by roots57, 23 August 2017 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

Looking for feedback on 35w vs 55w...

 

Majority of my driving is city driving, so I'm looking for a little more light and clarity at night. Any reason why I would need more than a 35w system??

 

Also, I live in California and have DRL... From reading, it sounds like I would need to run through a relay. Correct?? 



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:59 AM

35w is like stock, from what I read, there is no need to go 55w. As for the DRL, I'd suggest changing them to the turn signals so to keep the HID for normal lighting. Or you can disable the DRL completely & use a kit from DriveBright for DRL function.


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#151 OFFLINE   walsh_dw

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:40 AM

35w is like stock, from what I read, there is no need to go 55w. As for the DRL, I'd suggest changing them to the turn signals so to keep the HID for normal lighting. Or you can disable the DRL completely & use a kit from DriveBright for DRL function.

 

And that is something that can be done at a dealership only right?? They basically reprogram what is powering the DRLs??



#152 OFFLINE   gtyates

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

 

And that is something that can be done at a dealership only right?? They basically reprogram what is powering the DRLs??

You can reprogram using Forscan software and an ELM plug-in device to your OBD port. I did this on my '13 Edge and I have the parking lamps as my DRL's. I am using Silverstar bulbs for headlights and I did not want them to burn out so fast. Parking lamp bulbs are cheap, Silverstars are not..



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:38 PM

Dealer can do it of course, but what gtyates stated is the DIY way. It is really simple & cheap.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

Awesome, thanks for the advice!!  In that case, any suggestions on which OBD scanner to buy?? I see most things work great with Android devices, but I am an Apple user.

 

I'm starting fresh so I'm trying to see if the investment in the scanner and software is better than paying a dealer to re-program this for me.



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:24 PM

I am looking at the Morimoto 2 Stroke LED kit for mine.



#156 OFFLINE   edge_st

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:04 AM

Isn't the dust boot needs to be removed to install their led lights? They need an outlet to vent out heat.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:53 PM

Awesome, thanks for the advice!!  In that case, any suggestions on which OBD scanner to buy?? I see most things work great with Android devices, but I am an Apple user.

 

I'm starting fresh so I'm trying to see if the investment in the scanner and software is better than paying a dealer to re-program this for me.

I used an ELM327 scanner with a usb connector. I used my laptop with Windows10 for the Forscan software. I bought my scanner off of Amazon.


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