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Hello,
I'm fairly novice in working with cars, but comfortable enough to replace the bulbs in the xenon fixture. I replaced both with LED lights after the driver's side went out. Now the driver's stays on for approx. 2 seconds, then goes out, and the passenger follows 3-5 minutes later. Turning lights off then back on brings them back on and it takes the same amount of time for them to go out again. I tested fuses and there are 3 7.5's in the interior that go on then go out. Which I don't understand given that the lights are supposed to be 15's. Also, the fuse layout doesn't match the diagram I found.
An Autozone employee suggested that the main fuse box may have lost connection with it's ground.

I've owned the car for 4+ years, and I've not had an issue with electrical components before.
Help please!
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Hi there and welcome :)

Ok, let's a get a few things straightened out first :

1) You mentioned 'xenon fixture' and then replace with LED bulbs ? What model/trim and model year is your Cherokee ? Cherokee or Grand Cherokee ?

2) What you describe there sounds like your Jeep has OEM halogen headlights, then you installed an LED bulb kit, and now you are fighting the headlight monitoring system. If that is the case, just know you are not alone... we've seen doznes and dozens of forum members complain about similar situations, with aftermarket LED bulbs ; they are not easy to tame on this Jeep. More on that later...

3) Fuse layout in the manual is wrong. Headlight fuses are not what they seem to be, but that depends on your model. On halogen equipped Cherokees, the headlight bulbs are fused directly via the body control module, not where the manual says they are fused.

So... let's start with your model, model year and which type of bulbs you had originally and we'll take it from there ;)
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Thanks.

Don't know how inspections work where you are and how quickly you need to correct the situation, but for now I'd suggest you re-install halogen bulbs asap, to get your headlights back. If you don't have the original bulbs, what you need are 9012 halogen bulbs.

Troubleshooting non working aftermarket LED bulbs is a bit of a nightmare, we have many threads on this very subject here on the forum. Do you know which LED kit was purchased, exactly ? Did it come with a 'CANbus' option ? You probably need resistors... to overcome the sensitivie headlight monitor. Something like these :
The main reason I installed these bulbs was because the driver's side halogen went out. I didn't install an LED kit, I got plug and play LED bulbs.
From Autozone:
Sylvania OFF Road LED Headlight, Fog light and PowerSport Bulb 9005SLBX2

You suggest I install new halogen bulbs and see if there's any further electrical issues?
 

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^^ Exactly.
Does anyone have any suggestions for the halogen bulb? I would like to get the brightest I can run on oem fixtures. I live in NY and travel through farm and country regularly, and I was trying to achieve the best visibility I could. I know I could Google and come up with something but, that's how this happened.

Also, thank you all for chiming in so quickly. I definitely appreciate the peace of mind with a solution for a common problem.
 
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