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Old 01-01-2016, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BlakMaxiJoey View Post
for these h16's, i see two types of connection: straight and right angle.
which works better?
There is limited space on there which is the reason for the right angle.
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Thought about changing to LED's for the fogs, but I like the ion yellow color for the fogs. Decided not mess with them with the many condensation issues, I decided to tint them with the vvivid auto vinyl. I really liked the way they turned out.
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Originally Posted by mpbclutch33 View Post
I ordered H11 LED Bulbs for the Fogs and have moisture issues. Returning them for H16 LEDs. I would imagine upgrading the fuse was for the person who did the HIDs in there.
The H11 bulbs you are now changing out to the H16 jdm Astar 1200 lumens they say they are at 90 degrees angled,i want them for my fogs,on my platinum,the ones on amazon are 26.99 is that for the pair or a piece? thanks,if you have good luck with them I will order a pair,and also from amazon the H11 HID kit for 69.00 for low beam.
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Originally Posted by mnmsnowbeast View Post
The H11 bulbs you are now changing out to the H16 jdm Astar 1200 lumens they say they are at 90 degrees angled,i want them for my fogs,on my platinum,the ones on amazon are 26.99 is that for the pair or a piece? thanks,if you have good luck with them I will order a pair,and also from amazon the H11 HID kit for 69.00 for low beam.
Fog Lights: You need 2 sets (4 bulbs). I used the "JDM ASTAR 1200 Lumens Extremely Bright 144-EX Chipsets H16 5202 TYPE 2 (with 90 degree angle) LED Bulbs with Projector for DRL or Fog Lights, Xenon White" from Amazon. I had the dealer install them and I have no moisture issues.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Duffmaster View Post
Thought about changing to LED's for the fogs, but I like the ion yellow color for the fogs. Decided not mess with them with the many condensation issues, I decided to tint them with the vvivid auto vinyl. I really liked the way they turned out.
How the light output at night? Very yellow?
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Old 01-08-2016, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Max8 View Post
Fog Lights: You need 2 sets (4 bulbs). I used the "JDM ASTAR 1200 Lumens Extremely Bright 144-EX Chipsets H16 5202 TYPE 2 (with 90 degree angle) LED Bulbs with Projector for DRL or Fog Lights, Xenon White" from Amazon. I had the dealer install them and I have no moisture issues.
Hi Max8 I figured that the 27 dollar price would end up being x 2 54 dollars,but as long as they shine out further into the road way,with the stock ones I now have,they shine out to the side ok,but not very far out front,the same reason I want HID low beams to replace the LED,my stock low beam shoots to close in to the car,and if I need to see very far out going down hill,i need high beams,did you change out low beams to HID?
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by mnmsnowbeast View Post
Hi Max8 I figured that the 27 dollar price would end up being x 2 54 dollars,but as long as they shine out further into the road way,with the stock ones I now have,they shine out to the side ok,but not very far out front,the same reason I want HID low beams to replace the LED,my stock low beam shoots to close in to the car,and if I need to see very far out going down hill,i need high beams,did you change out low beams to HID?
Yes, I paid about $56 for the 4 fogs. And no, I didn't change the low beams. They are already LED.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:25 PM
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Has there been any development on the condensation issues? I just took home my new platinum and already ordered the fog LED replacements. Did anyone have any luck with different installation techniques? Such as using the old seal or a separate sealant?
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:13 AM
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Also did anyone here use anything other than JDM Astars for the fogs? I'm definitely going to steer clear of those considering all the issues mentioned here.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by solariis View Post
Also did anyone here use anything other than JDM Astars for the fogs? I'm definitely going to steer clear of those considering all the issues mentioned here.
I tried the Opt7 LEDs on Amazon but I returned them thinking they were causing the moisture issues.
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Is there any chance that the fog lights are designed to use the heat from a halogen to boil off any moisture that enters?

EDIT: Did anyone that replaced the LED's with the OEM's have the issues persist?

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Old 01-13-2016, 10:22 AM
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i think the evaporation would need a way to escape though right? IDK..... Plus the bulbs are only like 19w each so I don't know how hot they really could get.
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mpbclutch33 View Post
i think the evaporation would need a way to escape though right? IDK..... Plus the bulbs are only like 19w each so I don't know how hot they really could get.
Honestly I haven't looked at the design a ton but someone mentioned earlier that there was some sort of vent cap? Just trying to figure out what the differences are between the two options. The engineer in me wants to know root cause, haha.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:33 AM
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That was me with the vent cap.... lol. There are two blue caps that you can pull off. I am guessing that is what its for. idk for sure though
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:41 AM
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Just an FYI, that I saw these available now.

http://www.usa.philips.com/c-p/78719...n-led-fog-lamp
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:47 AM
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Ouch though! $117 a pair and we need (4)!
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:57 PM
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Sometimes you gotta pay to play
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Freddy Castro View Post
I have read different reviews on this forum about changing to LED Fog Lights. I decided to do some research and then do them myself. The dealer wanted to charge $169 for 1 hr of labor, I did it in 30 mins flat.
I ordered these from Amazon that another member recommended.
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...a-ae354e75bef9

I also found a video that will help with accessing the fog lights.
2016 Nissan Maxima Foglight Bulb Installation - YouTube

About the condensation issue, my car had some condensation before I changed out the bulbs, so I dont believe changing the bulbs is the issue. Make sure you get H16 bulbs

Here are a few pictures of the final look and condensation.


Hey freddy,you stated to get the h16 bulbs,but in your vid you said you installed the H11,what is the difference between the two,the info was the h16 had a 90 degree angle,so does the H11 also have that angle,and if one does not and the other has the angle,and you put the angled one in,how do they sit in the case,both pointed in same direction,and are they turned down to the right side or to the left side. your vid looked good,so I don't think it will be to bad to do,but am confused as to which bulbs to buy?
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:23 PM
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Yes, I paid about $56 for the 4 fogs. And no, I didn't change the low beams. They are already LED.
Max did you buy the aster H16 fog bulbs,to replace stock? How are they fitting,tight?
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:20 PM
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I am buying 4 Jdm astar 1200 h16 for my fogs. What leds do you guys recommend for my headlights???
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:47 AM
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For headlights n fogs I'm going to go with OPT7 Fluxbeam LEDs. I posted a video of them after I installed on my wife's 2015 Durango. I love them! Check it out... Now to just come across the extra scratch to acquire them for my car lol!
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:04 AM
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Just as an FYI, Diode Dynamics is currently working up a list of the lights available for our cars. They recently worked on a members car and the turnout was AMAZING! I will be waiting to buy all my lights from them. Look at thread: 16 Maxima SR Switchback DRL.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:16 AM
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For headlights n fogs I'm going to go with OPT7 Fluxbeam LEDs. I posted a video of them after I installed on my wife's 2015 Durango. I love them! Check it out... Now to just come across the extra scratch to acquire them for my car lol!
My main concern with the OPT7 LEDs and any LEDs for that matter is the throw. Apparently all LEDs even VLED, OPT7 and most other top of the line just don't get light far enough down the road because of the way they scatter light. I was going to go this route to avoid having to mount ballasts with HIDs but after all of the reviews I've read and all of the research I've done, I just can't find a single LED bulb that works well in the 2016 Maxima stock projection housings for low beams. Most everything I've seen is showing very bright for about 6 feet out then the light seems to drop of significantly beyond that.

I'm still concerned about how to install some HIDs properly including having to remove the bumper, etc but I think in the long run it will be worth it.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:44 AM
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I currently have all HIDs installed in mine and I can tell you that you definitely do not need to remove the bumper to install.

I was probably 1 of a few of the firsts to install and provide tips i.e. upgrading fuses, how to install etc. Just 30-45 mins of your time that's including removing your wheel for max space and ballast mounting purposes.

If you need any further tips I'm a PM away.
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I currently have all HIDs installed in mine and I can tell you that you definitely do not need to remove the bumper to install.

I was probably 1 of a few of the firsts to install and provide tips i.e. upgrading fuses, how to install etc. Just 30-45 mins of your time that's including removing your wheel for max space and ballast mounting purposes.

If you need any further tips I'm a PM away.
Oh okay, I didn't realize you could do it through the wheel well. When I order mine I may send you a PM to get more specifics.

So as for your plan, you're going to take your HIDs out and replace them with LEDs?
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I may, I love the performance on my wife's 2015 Durango idk if its the way the dodge projector housings are or what but sitting behind the steering wheel and looking down the road the throw is awesome. This isn't me reading reviews... This is me utilizing in real world conditions. To each his own.

I'll wait n see what diode dynamics comes out with. I'm in no rush at all.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:08 PM
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I FINALLY Installed MY LED HEADLIGHTS I WENT WITH OPT7 LED'S AND FOR MY FOG LIGHT I WENT WITH JDM ASTAR 1200 I LIKE THE NEW LOOK


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Remedial foglight advice please



HI,
I want that look! When I followed your link, the bulb fitment guide said these WILL NOT fit my 2016 Maxima. Am I not following the rest of the class here?


Pic from Amazon site:


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Old 01-25-2016, 06:20 PM
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Mikeq00,

Yes, those are the exact bulbs I bought and from Amazon. The Amazon site says they don't fit the 2016 Maxima, but they do. And, like some others, I don't have any moisture issues, but I did have my dealer install them.
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after reading some stuff outside the forum..
if i am not mistaken, oem h11s run 55watts and h16s run 19watts.

and 5202s are not h16s... not even close.
which made me believe that h16s were straight in the first place.

so, h8, h9, h11, and h16 belong in the same family, but with different wattage.

i received the jdm astar 144 led as recommended here.
can't wait to install them. i got them from ebay at $26/pair plus change.
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I FINALLY Installed MY LED HEADLIGHTS I WENT WITH OPT7 LED'S AND FOR MY FOG LIGHT I WENT WITH JDM ASTAR 1200 I LIKE THE NEW LOOK


Why did you change out the low beam headlight to a LED when it already had a LED,was it a better bulb? And did you leave the high beam along?
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:17 PM
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On my SL the low and high beam are regular bulbs. I forgot to ask when I bought it just assumed they were so yeah I changed out the low beams to and the fogs to leds and left the high beams alone.
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installed the astar 144 led fogs and they look awesome.
looks a little brighter than the led low of the sr (off of a mirror-esque window).

saw condensation prior to install on driver side only; on the inside corner.
from a cold 50F morning to high 70s before noon.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by doctorpullit View Post
Did they have moisture issues before you put in the JDM Astar bulbs?
I live in WA so there's always rain here.

I didn't have any moisture issues before I switched the fogs to JDM Astar LED Bulbs. Once I switched them I started having moisture issues. My car got into an accident and I got a new passenger fog lamb. No moisture as it was brand new lamp. I left the JDM bulbs in there and 1 week later I got moisture again.

I told Nissan about the moisture and they ended up ordering brand new set of fog lamps. I got those installed and currently I have OEM Halogen H16 bulb in the fog lamps. It's sunny here nowadays so can't really test it with rain and mositure, but I am pretty sure that there shouldn't be any issue.

I found OEM Halogen Cool Blue H16 bulbs here: http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product...tense-h16-twin

Has anyone tried these? Yes, it's Halogen and not LED, but at least it's OEM and should have white/blue rather than yellow output.

Thoughts?
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Got the JDM Astar led's for my fog lights and had the dealer install them trying to avoid condensation issues. My driver side is covered in condensation and passenger side has a flickering bulb 2days after install. Going to stop at the dealer tomorrow and see what they can do.
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Just wanted to make everyone aware of the JDM Astar led's. Took my car to the dealer this morning and they showed me water in the bulb connections. These bulbs do not have the same seal as the factory bulbs. I would not buy them or if you already did I would pull them out before the water gets in and messes with your harness.
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Nissan is having issues with condensation in the factory fog lights. I got the JDM's and used the
o-rings off the factory fog lights and there is no condensation.
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installed LED Fog lights. I went with Diode Dynamics 6K HP48 LEDs (these are H11). Really wanted the 5K but didn't want to spend $120 per pair.



Install as most know was easy. I decided to take off the wheel and go in thru the wheel well. Couple of plastic push pins and six screws if i recall correctly.



Once your in there it is easy to deal with. Drivers side you can pull the bulb out while in the harness, passenger side was easier to unclip the harness first from both bulbs and then replace the bulbs and clip the harness back in place.



Definitely happy with the results. Install took about an hour.

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Originally Posted by R1talin View Post
installed LED Fog lights. I went with Diode Dynamics 6K HP48 LEDs (these are H11). Really wanted the 5K but didn't want to spend $120 per pair.



Install as most know was easy. I decided to take off the wheel and go in thru the wheel well. Couple of plastic push pins and six screws if i recall correctly.



Once your in there it is easy to deal with. Drivers side you can pull the bulb out while in the harness, passenger side was easier to unclip the harness first from both bulbs and then replace the bulbs and clip the harness back in place.



Definitely happy with the results. Install took about an hour.
They look great!!! Can you take a pictures at night to see how they look? And would you say its a close match to the led headlights?
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