henrydehoja
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:48 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:40 am
henrydehoja wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:11 pm
superhua wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Does anyone know if the Leaf has the same headlights as another Nissan vehicle?
Based on what I see on the parts.nissanusa.com site, the following cars use the same headlight halogen bulb:
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Nissan Maxima 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
List seems suspect. I bought an 02 Maxima new. I had the GXE trim which was the lowest trim and it came standard with HIDs at least for the low beams. There were almost no options on the GXE trim (headlights for sure weren't one of them). I'm pretty sure the SE and highest GLE trims wouldn't have regressed to halogens.

The HIDs on that car were also quite good.

Even if the bulb is used on other Nissan models, it doesn't mean the reflector design is the same and has equivalent performance.
The above list I provided only addresses the headlight bulb. I didn't look into the headlight assembly.
I figured the OP may find that data useful.
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danrjones
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Re: Leaf have same headlights as another Nissan vehicle? / Headlight quality?

Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:54 pm

My 2018 headlights are good, I do wish the fog lights stayed on with high beams, and wish the fog lights were matching LED.

I would say my Outback's LEDs headlights are slightly better. But the Leaf is pretty good.

I went to check IIHS, since they officially rate headlights, but they never did the Leaf.
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