nerys
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Convert non led to LED?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:08 pm

Just got a 2016 Nissan Leaf SL has every stinking feature Under the Sun except one LED headlights want to take the LED headlights from my 12 and put them in my 16 but I know that I don't have the aiming adjustment knob in the 16 any chance that's Plug and Play? Any other gotchas for a swap?

Thanks also any other changes or modifications I should make to my 16 settings I should adjust it cetera?
2012 SV 4802miles. 1month 2400 miles. 9 weeks 5000 miles. 6 months 13,300 miles. 4/18 15,000 miles.

nerys
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Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:11 pm
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Re: Convert non led to LED?

Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:29 pm

in case anyone else reads this wanting to do this.

answer is a definite NO. regardless of year.

while they are mechanically identical they are electrically unique. the LED car has an 8 pin connector while the incan unit is 6pin and the LED unit (as expected not super critical) has an additional connection that is separate for the vertical adjustment (the little wheel in the cab that lets you adjust the aim of the LED lights) this is manual (knob) on the incan fixture.

so while they will bolt in they will not plug in. whether this can be adapted I am unsure of as I am not yet willing to go dicking around with my brand new $18,000 car :-)
2012 SV 4802miles. 1month 2400 miles. 9 weeks 5000 miles. 6 months 13,300 miles. 4/18 15,000 miles.

mazdaboi
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Re: Convert non led to LED?

Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 am

ITs easier just to swap out the Halogen Bulbs for LED bulbs. I did this on my 2013 S a few weeks ago. My headlights were adjusted correctly from the start, no additional scattered beam on the LEDs than on the Halogens. Nice bright lights and I they also have Hi-Beams. $37 off Amazon. best purchase yet.

if your apart of the Nissan Leaf FB group, I recently posted pics on there.
2013 Leaf S - White (Current Town Commuter)
Chargepoint Home L2 EVSE
2013 Volt Base - Cyber Gray (Traded)
2012 Leaf SL- Glacier White Pearl (Traded)
ECOtality, Blink L2 EVSE (Sold)

nerys
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Re: Convert non led to LED?

Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:57 am

Links to the specific bulbs you used?
2012 SV 4802miles. 1month 2400 miles. 9 weeks 5000 miles. 6 months 13,300 miles. 4/18 15,000 miles.

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