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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:12 pm

Went to swap out my reverse lights and couldn't get the assembly off. Unscrewed the three obvious hex bolts but something else is holding it tight. Before I risk breaking something assuming it's just a spring clip, I wanted to ask if there was some special trick.

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:29 pm

No it is just tight pull from the bottom work it side to side a bit watch out at the top it is easy to catch the corner of the car and it will chip.

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:42 pm

I was thinking that the Piaa Extreme Plus would make a $71 difference in the light output and color
I only installed one and left the other stock

http://www.amazon.com/PIAA-19665-Xtra-Xtreme-White/dp/B004FXIUSM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325990855&sr=8-1




I am returning them Monday
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:43 pm

Thanks. Took more force then I thought it ought, but it popped off. Just needed that reassurance that I wasn't missing a bolt or special technique. Thanks again!

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:46 pm

The HID's I purchased look promising but it means cutting and rewiring highs as the ballast will not fit inside the housing.
So I will need to mod the harness and the screw on cover to take more wires

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:56 pm

I take it you changed the driver's side? I have a couple sets of bulbs we can play with at the meet next week.
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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:09 pm

I will bring the HIDs

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:10 am

Alex wrote:
Brightonuk wrote:I am reading all these posts about upgrading this bulb and that bulb, Does anyone have a comprehensive list on bulb upgrades with part numbers and outlets?
I replaced most of my lights with LEDs that I bought from eBay. Here is a list of links:



After sitting on my shelf for months, I finally got around to installing these. I found, however, that the Reverse Lights indicated are too focused and only illuminates a narrow area on each side of the field of view so I put the "Front White Parking Lights" in the reverse socket instead and this resulted in a great improvement in visibility IMO. They also are much brighter from all angles and, therefore, more likely to be seen by pedestrians when you are backing out of a parking space.

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HID High-beam upgrade

Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:21 am

I did a HID high-beam update on my Leaf yesterday, and will have the car at the next Bay Leafs meeting in Los Altos on the 14th if anyone is interested in seeing it.

It is very straight forward, no cutting of wires is necessary, just cutting at 7/8" hole in the headlight assembly access cover to for the new wiring and sealing grommet. You don't even need to remove the headlights to do this mod. It takes about 30 minutes to do.

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Re: Nissan LEAF Light Bulb Mods: LEDs Anyone?

Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:23 pm

Did the same upgrade as OrientExpress I just changed one side to see the difference

Can you tell which one if the HID?
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