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post #1 of 9 Old 11-06-2016, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a step-by-step guide for Lens Swap

2014 Altima

HEADLIGHTS SUCK!!!!

I do a lot of night time driving, 2 years now and the headlights are horrible. They're too dim. I tried HIDs. And now LEDs.

When I got the LEDs, I ordered 3 sets. Replaced the fogs, and highbeams as well. For fogs and high beams those lights are pretty damn bright. But through the projectors for low beams. They're real dim. I will attach a photo when it gets a bit dark. I researched it a little bit and decided I will go ahead and swap it with the black maxima projectors from TRS. (2.5")

Now, i've never done this before. So I was hoping if someone has and can guide me properly so I do not screw it up. I asked around a little bit and people are charging quite a bit like 800+ to swap out lenses that cost 40$. I do understand the amount of work that goes into it. But i'd rather do it myself as i'm pretty good with my hands and learn something new during the process.

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-25-2016, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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So no one has done it on their altima?
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I'm experiencing the same dimness with my LED headlights from JDMastar i bought from Amazon.
It's not super dim but not super bright. I have another car with the same type of leds and it's bright af.

Not sure what's going on with the Altimas. I possibly need to angle the headlights a little better or something. I was actually going to Google on how to angle the beam from the projectors to a better point.

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Oh, to answer your question..

Put your headlights in the oven and melt it.
Then pry it open and swap those lenses you think that are much better.

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I just put LEDs in my 99 Altima lol

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I just put LEDs in my 99 Altima lol
I feel it.
Doing that Lens swap is a tedious project.

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I feel it.
Doing that Lens swap is a tedious project.
I haven't gotten them to work right? The stock assemblies have these sleeve/reflector things that the headlights slide into and they seem to be messing up the focus of the light. I contacted XKGlow and online they said leave them but over the phone the guy said take them off. Idk what to do.

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I haven't gotten them to work right? The stock assemblies have these sleeve/reflector things that the headlights slide into and they seem to be messing up the focus of the light. I contacted XKGlow and online they said leave them but over the phone the guy said take them off. Idk what to do.
well it's dim af right? make the switch.
IMO, I wouldn't do the switch unless I was going to add halo rings, more leds, more projectors, etc..
Once i'm in those dang headlights, i'd better do something significant.

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well it's dim af right? make the switch.
IMO, I wouldn't do the switch unless I was going to add halo rings, more leds, more projectors, etc..
Once i'm in those dang headlights, i'd better do something significant.
I just want a better look and improved visibility, but I could probably get around to other stuff later

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