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Old 04-15-2018, 09:47 AM   #1  
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1988 LED Headlights upgrade?

So it seems my headlights, both high and low, just are not bright enough. Is it possible to upgrade the bulbs to something brighter/ to LEDs?
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Do you know if the reflector arrays have gone bad? There was a thread I was reading the other day about how to clean the arrays up and fix them, but I don't remember what the link is right now. Will edit when I find it.
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more then likely you will need to repaint the reflectors, pull the head lights out heat your oven up, warm them up, carefully pull the glass off, sand and repaint, glue back close.
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Do you know if the reflector arrays have gone bad? There was a thread I was reading the other day about how to clean the arrays up and fix them, but I don't remember what the link is right now. Will edit when I find it.
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more then likely you will need to repaint the reflectors, pull the head lights out heat your oven up, warm them up, carefully pull the glass off, sand and repaint, glue back close.
I didn't even know that was a thing. Is there a youtube video of the process i can follow?
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not sure if there is a video on the 2nd gen Maxima, I think there might be write up on here somewhere, but it's relativity simple, there are 4 metal clips you need to pull off you can see 2 of them when you open your hood and look at the light, but they are glass lenses on plastic housings, you want to warm them up enough to soften the glue but not hot enough to melt the plastic, and carefully pull the lenses, off refinish the housing inside (chrome paint) and put back together
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HID kits are reasonably priced and not very difficult to install which could also be an option. I found they gave off amazing light on my 3rd gen which were glass lenses aswell. I don't have the HID's anymore but still have the headlights themselves if your interested though I'm not sure if they can be modded to fit a 2nd gen.

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I installed LED's into mine, night and day difference. I'll get the model number when I get home. and some pictures.
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HID kits are reasonably priced and not very difficult to install which could also be an option. I found they gave off amazing light on my 3rd gen which were glass lenses aswell. I don't have the HID's anymore but still have the headlights themselves if your interested though I'm not sure if they can be modded to fit a 2nd gen.
:v I dont think they can.. not sure.

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I installed LED's into mine, night and day difference. I'll get the model number when I get home. and some pictures.
i'd love to see!
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