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post #1 of 21 Old 01-03-2017, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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New Nissan OEM HID Headlamps are cheap!

Just wanted to let everyone know about new oem hid options for headlights on the 13 - 15 Altima.
I tried knockoff conversion kits but they were lame.

OEM Nissan hid headlamps for 13 - 15 Altima's are the cheapest I have ever seen on any make & model. Not sure why, but they may not continue making these for many more years.

$492.04 shipped for 2 brand new oem hid headlamp assemblies from a dealer I found in Massachusetts.
While I was shopping around, they emailed me a 5% coupon code which I then applied.
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Pretty excited to get these installed!

Now if only I could solve the wretched vibration coming from the tranny / exhaust.....





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Thanks for the find. I've been wanting to change to HIDs on my 2013 but didn't want the aftermarket stuff. I'm actually looking at them on their site right now.
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I own a 13 3.5SL and it came with HID from the factory and they are not very good. I have owned other cars with HID that were a lot brighter, but good luck
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You can use hids in your OEM headlight. I did and the pattern is good and the cut off line is clean. I doubt you'll get better lighting with OEMs since everyone says they suck.
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I own a 13 3.5SL and it came with HID from the factory and they are not very good. I have owned other cars with HID that were a lot brighter, but good luck
Do you know by any chance the wattage of the factory bulb?
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Are we sure the HID headlight housing assemblies you purchased include the high voltage ballast that power the xenon bulbs ?

$226 bucks seems really cheap if ya ask me.

Replacement ballast assemblies alone are close to $400 .

I don't mean to poop in your cornflakes but my guess is you are going to receive a bare headlight housing , by that I mean no bulbs no ballast and no wiring harness.

But hey, I could be wrong .
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I believe they are 35 watts
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Are we sure the HID headlight housing assemblies you purchased include the high voltage ballast that power the xenon bulbs ?

$226 bucks seems really cheap if ya ask me.

Replacement ballast assemblies alone are close to $400 .

I don't mean to poop in your cornflakes but my guess is you are going to receive a bare headlight housing , by that I mean no bulbs no ballast and no wiring harness.

But hey, I could be wrong .
It's funny that you made this comment because I was thinking the exact same thing. I went to the site that he listed and looked up the part numbers and was looking at the diagrams and I noticed that there were no ballast either. I thought the same thing as you that that's just the housing with the bulb. I think I might have came across the assembly with the ballast when I looking and if I remember correctly they were $400 something dollars.

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You do know you can buy an HID kit for less than half that price from the retrofit source... and they will give out better output then the oem HIDs..

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Sounds like just the headlight housing to me, no lighting/ballasts included.

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To the naysayers: here's a picture of what came in the box. You decide. (unfortunately the other headlamp arrived broken, and the dealer is sending me another one)





The lamp housings are definitely not as well made as other vehicles I have come across. Very flimsy and delicate. But the ballast, the igniter and Phillips D2s bulb are equivalent to other makes/models using Philips d2s. Now the light output may be different on other cars due to better glass refractors, better buckets, etc. These lights are really lightweight. The plastic is really thin on the housings.

I also bumped an older thread and put photos of the adapter that I'm going to make since I can't find one online that is H11 to ballast. I would have to buy an H11 to 9005, then 9005 to ballast, that would be two adapters which is too much. I just want one short adapter.

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Great score ! It s surprising that it comes with the ballasts also .One saves allot !

A nice project.

Where I live , it s $225 / hid only , but it s not the same application , D2Rs.

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I've never seen a D2R in person...I think the bulb is coated on one side so as to further cut off the beam in more restrictive areas of the world. Bummer
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I've never seen a D2R in person...I think the bulb is coated on one side so as to further cut off the beam in more restrictive areas of the world. Bummer
There is actually a black metal circular clip around the quartz glass tube to block light emission on D2Rs, otherwise they are identical to D2S. See below

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