It is currently Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:02 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 1st Gen update : Lumen LED's and new headlights
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:12 pm 
Offline
Noob
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:45 pm
Posts: 62
Location: Craftsbury Common, VT / Memphis, TN
Finally found my unobtanium round tuit (driving to Oklahoma Monday to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary) and got the new lighting installed, holy underwear what a difference... Now my "down the road" lighting is on par with my wife's BMW 328xi.

Lumen® 9004HLC-G7S - G7S LED Conversion Kit (9004)

Fairly nondescript replacement lights


2001 glass vice new glass, yeah, it's pretty bad!
Image

Amazingly easy process and didn't even break a single body clip
Image

All cleaned up and installed new glassware
Image


A little bit down the road:
Image

Close up <<<BLING>>>, and that's the low beam.
Image




Next up is the Lumen® H3XXHLC-G7 - G7 LED Conversion Kit (H3) for the fog lamps

_________________
--
Very Respectfully
John Gunterman
OIF/OEF/OND/ONE
"Embrace the suck."

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/4096547/2001-nissan-xterra/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st Gen update : Lumen LED's and new headlights
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 pm 
Offline
Forum User
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 12, 2015 7:40 pm
Posts: 188
Location: Lynn, MA
Was this just plug and play? Lighting on my X is horrible and need some better headlights.

_________________
1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder Front-2" AC coils 4" SFD Rear-4.5"WJ lift coils 33" bfg k02's , trail gear rock sliders , Navara D22 Snorkel retro fitted, RC XJ steel bumper retro fitted


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st Gen update : Lumen LED's and new headlights
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:16 pm 
Offline
Events Committee Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 6663
Location: Middletown R.I.
Awesome !!

_________________
The Yota Guy
You need Big Sockets if you Have Big Nuts....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1st Gen update : Lumen LED's and new headlights
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:48 pm 
Offline
Noob
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:45 pm
Posts: 62
Location: Craftsbury Common, VT / Memphis, TN
Rusty wrote:
Was this just plug and play?


From the electrical/wiring side, plug and play yes, didn't even need the included decoder.

BUT

The way the heat-synch sits inside the bulb locking collar, WOW, I went through a lot of gyrations to actually get it installed.

Really wish I took pictures of that process! But it made me have bad thoughts and use curse words, pictures were the last thing on my mind, now in hindsight however.

Some issues:
There is not enough room to work in there!
The old fixtures had a wire bail type retainer that would not fit around the heat-synch.
The new glass/fixture has an updated plastic twist-lock type retaining collar, which is a must have, IMO. Still in the end, the ONLY way to get things to fit was to remove the heat-syncs, install the bulbs in the new fixtures, then re-install the heat-synchs (which required drilling one very small and inconsequential small hole in the plastic ring to reinstall the grub screw that hold the heat-sybch to the bulb), then install the whole thing in the vehicle. \Luckily I had ordered new glass fixtures at the same time as the bulbs, so I was ale to troubleshoot all this on the bench and not in the parking-lot.

Oh, and side by-side it blows away the stock lighting of my wifes BMW. So much so she has directed me to order the LED's for her car....

_________________
--
Very Respectfully
John Gunterman
OIF/OEF/OND/ONE
"Embrace the suck."

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/4096547/2001-nissan-xterra/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Theme designed by stylerbb.net & programy © 2008
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.629s | 13 Queries | GZIP : Off ]
All times are UTC - 5 hours