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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Fri May 29, 2015 5:43 pm

It looks like I'm missing this:

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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Fri May 29, 2015 9:11 pm

Before I contact the Ebay seller, can someone post a list of exactly what comes in these kits? I got two bulbs, an installation manual with tiny print and pictures, two big rubber weather-covers, two pigtails, and four of the same bulb collars, two on the bulbs and two loose in the box.

I'm also wondering why my halogen high beam bulb plug has three wires and three sockets. Can it be possible I have an H-13 setup, on an SV...?
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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sat May 30, 2015 5:25 am

I was not happy with the light dispersal on my led high beam. I found this video. It is a very good primer for those who want more information on headlight bulbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRqxTl4rxlg
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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sat May 30, 2015 1:08 pm

I could really use some help here. I was told that this was a plug & play installation, but the parts don't fit. I need to find out if the wrong kit was sent, or if my 2013 SV has, for some reason, the same headlights as a 2013 S. I need a parts list for the H-9 kit, and photos of the SV/SL configuration. In the meantime I'll pull the driver's side bulb again, and look for two filaments...
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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sat May 30, 2015 2:51 pm

It sounds like you purchased an H9 LED kit which is for LEAFs with LED low-beams. The H9 bulb is for the SL and optional with the LED lighting package for the SV.

It also sounds like you are trying to upgrade a LEAF SV with the standard single halogen High/Low Beam which is the H13 bulb. The H13 single bulb dual-filament halogen bulb is standard on all years of the LEAF S & SV.
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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sat May 30, 2015 7:59 pm

OrientExpress wrote:It sounds like you purchased an H9 LED kit which is for LEAFs with LED low-beams. The H9 bulb is for the SL and optional with the LED lighting package for the SV.

It also sounds like you are trying to upgrade a LEAF SV with the standard single halogen High/Low Beam which is the H13 bulb. The H13 single bulb dual-filament halogen bulb is standard on all years of the LEAF S & SV.


That's just bloody wonderful. I actually asked about this, and your response was ambiguous enough that I misunderstood it to mean that the SV and SL *come with LED low beams*. I'm also sure I read that elsewhere here.

OrientExpress wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:
My SV has the hard plastic dust cover, and I'm not clear on whether I have to leave that off Can someone clarify? .


For the SV and SL with LED low beam headlights, everything for the LED high beam upgrade will fit inside the enclosure. No modifications are needed to the access cover.
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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sat May 30, 2015 9:23 pm

I was told the same thing. SV and SL come with LED low beams. not an "option" on the 2012 at least.
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Re: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sat May 30, 2015 10:15 pm

Well, it appears they don't come with LED low beams. I think I can return the upgrade kit, and while I damaged a bulb clip it seems like it will hold either without it or with a little super glue on the clip. The headlight still works, although now I'm really stuck with that terrible "High" beam. What this topic needs is a FAQ, with some photos and accurate specs.
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Updated: LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sun May 31, 2015 8:21 am

This is great feedback, and I have updated the information on the original post to reflect the questions raised on this thread. Click here to see the updated DIY

But with all due respect to the readers of this thread, it is necessary that the person attempting this DIY have a certain amount of basic knowledge to be successful with this DIY mod, primarily knowing how to remove and replace an automobile headlight bulb, and knowing what the headlight configuration of your LEAF is. Without these two pieces of basic information, then it is probably best to avoid attempting this DIY.

The headlight configurations of the 2011-2015 LEAF are:
2011-2015 LEAF SL: LED low beams, H9 halogen high beams
2011-2012 LEAF SV: LED low beams, H9 halogen high beams
2013-2015 LEAF SV: H13 Halogen low/high beams
2013-2015 LEAF SV w/LED Headlights and Quick Charge Port Package: LED low beams, H9 halogen high beams
2013-2015 LEAF S: H13 Halogen low/high beams

All headlight bulbs have alignment tabs which must be properly aligned with the headlight housing to properly mount the bulb. For H9 & H13 bulbs there are 3 tabs with the center tab being longer that the two other tabs. The bulb can only properly be inserted in one orientation and then twisted to lock it in place. The orientation (in relation to vertical) for the left and right headlights is intentionally not the same.
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Re: UPDATED- LEAF LED High-Beam upgrade

Sun May 31, 2015 1:05 pm

But with all due respect to the readers of this thread, it is necessary that the person attempting this DIY have a certain amount of basic knowledge to be successful with this DIY mod, primarily knowing how to remove and replace an automobile headlight bulb, and knowing what the headlight configuration of your LEAF is. Without these two pieces of basic information, then it is probably best to avoid attempting this DIY.


Rather than reply with similar condescension, I'll note that I've replaced quite a few automotive halogen bulbs over the years. Had I been in doubt about my headlight type I would have been able to determine what lights my car has. Unfortunately, everyone at this forum who has bothered to mention it (and few have) has either mis-characterized the SV and SL as coming with standard LED low beams, or, like you, has given an ambiguously-worded response. Here is what I suggest you write in future: "If your SV or SL has the optional LED low beams, the H-9 LED set will be a plug & Play replacement for the high beam bulbs."
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