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Old 12-20-2018, 12:54 PM
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Exclamation 2019 LED Conversion

I need a parts guy to find these headlights and taillights and maybe a wiring schematic so I can find out how to put these on my 2016! Please

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Old 12-20-2018, 01:42 PM
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Maybe it's just me, but couldn't you find a "parts guy" behind the parts counter of your local Nissan dealership?
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:21 PM
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Hey Rick. I contacted two dealers and allegedly they don't have parts numbers or pricing on the 19s yet.
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Hey Rick. I contacted two dealers and allegedly they don't have parts numbers or pricing on the 19s yet.
Nissan dealers will have the new 2019 parts list soon, but the lights will be on back order for a while.
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I see this is going to be a weekly topic here lol

Unless you have $10K set aside don’t bother anyone.
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Yeah, I was talking to my Nissan service writer yesterday about getting 19 headlights for my 16 and he said no one has parts yet for them. He also confirmed what ChrisMan287 is saying, they will be astronomically expensive. Not worth it to me, personally. YMMV
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i'm 99.9% sure no sheet metal was changed for 8.5 gen-update. If that is the case then mounting point should(?) be the same. The bigger question is wiring, I'm sure this will not be plug and play.

For me the tail-lights is where I would spend my time and money. Going to all LED (as it should have been for 8th gen) is a bigger win + amber turn signals.
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Quote

Finally got a quote from Naplteon Nissan on the tails (I prefer the tails over the headlights). Far less than $10k...
Inner and outer, both sides, $907. They can have them in two weeks. (Outer $292.65, Inner $160.86)
All thatís left is building a relay box to eliminate hyper flash and to get the factory wire ends to connect to the new tails.
Iím not sure if the inners are identical so I priced them as well, if they are the same then you save $321.72.
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Originally Posted by 573dave View Post
Finally got a quote from Naplteon Nissan on the tails (I prefer the tails over the headlights). Far less than $10k...
Inner and outer, both sides, $907. They can have them in two weeks. (Outer $292.65, Inner $160.86)
All thatís left is building a relay box to eliminate hyper flash and to get the factory wire ends to connect to the new tails.
Iím not sure if the inners are identical so I priced them as well, if they are the same then you save $321.72.
That price doesn't sound right at all.....
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Call em up. I used this 2019 vin.

1N4AA6AV2KC362451
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I don’t believe it.
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:49 AM
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why can't people use SEARCH? This will not work unless you have $8-10k for the wiring and other conversion. And then will look like crap.
(and common sense?)
Geez.
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Originally Posted by lindros2 View Post
why can't people use SEARCH? This will not work unless you have $8-10k for the wiring and other conversion. And then will look like crap.
(and common sense?)
Geez.
Care to show me a thread that discusses and solves my question? Itís a brake led and a turn led. And itís 12 volts. This is some beginner level electronics. Also the exterior will line up perfectly as there are no sheet metal changes so it wonít look like crap. Thanks for your common sense though.
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Also for those that say just trade up, I paid $25k for my 16 platinum with 18k miles on it in July. Trade now is probably $21. 2019 Maxima Platinum is $41k. So yeah.
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Also for those that say just trade up, I paid $25k for my 16 platinum with 18k miles on it in July. Trade now is probably $21. 2019 Maxima Platinum is $41k. So yeah.
That's why I lease.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 573dave View Post
Care to show me a thread that discusses and solves my question? Itís a brake led and a turn led. And itís 12 volts. This is some beginner level electronics. Also the exterior will line up perfectly as there are no sheet metal changes so it wonít look like crap. Thanks for your common sense though.
Nissan is not going to make it easy to "just line up" new parts with an old design.
And - based on my experience with other cars - people who have attempted this (and done wiring harness changes) have started fires. Not saying that's the case here, but it could be.
A cheaper solution would be to gut the 2015-2018 module and make it as similar as you can.
I still don't get why people want to do this. They're fugging taillights. CarPlay would be a far greater benefit for me (2016 owner).
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How about being satisfied with what you have and don't envy others. I think the design still looks great up to the 2018s. I wouldn't purchase a 2019 moving forward simply because of those ugly exhaust tips... lol. I always felt one if Nissan's signature looks were the rounded exhaust tips. Oh well.
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Guys, itís car Culture. Majority of these type of forums were created based on people looking for ways to modify cars themselves. Do I think itís going to cost 10k to retro refreshed taillights and headlights? No. Would I be interested? Sure. Why not? Letís share knowledge

I dont see the need for negativity or the ďHow could you?Ē syndrome. Itís a car, mod away or leave it base. Up to you.
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Guys, itís car Culture. Majority of these type of forums were created based on people looking for ways to modify cars themselves. Do I think itís going to cost 10k to retro refreshed taillights and headlights? No. Would I be interested? Sure. Why not? Letís share knowledge

I dont see the need for negativity or the ďHow could you?Ē syndrome. Itís a car, mod away or leave it base. Up to you.
Best response since I started this thread. Thank you . As I work towards my goal Iíll do a write up. And if anyone else has anything helpful to add please do.
Pretty much the only thing Iím unsure of is where to get just the connectors (the male on the end of the harness going to the brake light and turn signal, and the female on the lights themselves).
I have modified this car to improve it to my liking and will continue to do so. So far itís basic, tint, led reverse, led fogs, shaved all trunk badges, but this is by far my largest endeavor in modifications.

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573dave can you add pics also?
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Iíll be adding a full write up and maybe even selling a kit to easily convert. But it may be a bit while I save the $1,000 up.
Mine on the left.


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It's a free country and this is an open forum and all, but I can't understand some people's fascination with mods they can't either see, or feel, when they themselves are driving the car ... My 2016 Toyota Camry LE, the one I traded in for my 18 Max, had LED backup lights and license plate lights. A basic, barebones 2016 Camry, which I bought used with about 1000 miles on it, LED lights were put in by previous owner. It just perplexed the crap out of me.

Then when one of the license plate LED lights went out the price was ridiculous for an in-kind replacement, so I ordered two regular light bulbs.

I just don't get it.
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LEDs are cleaner, brighter, safer, longer lasting, literally every single advantage over incandescent minus the price. Lots of car mods you canít see from the driver seat. I see my tail lights regularly though. Just like I walk by my front bumper.
That being said, I feel leaving full led out of the 2016-2018 Maxima Platinums was a large disappointment. SO many less premium cars had full LED before 2019. The base 2013 Dodge Dart ($15,995 MSRP) had full LED...
Also when Iím showing off that 300 hp, that guy is seeing my tail lights.
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why can't people use SEARCH? This will not work unless you have $8-10k for the wiring and other conversion. And then will look like crap.
(and common sense?)
Geez.
Not true . They are plug and play. It may need a relay for the back tails. The front also work but the is a gap between the bumper and headlights.

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Care to show me a thread that discusses and solves my question? Itís a brake led and a turn led. And itís 12 volts. This is some beginner level electronics. Also the exterior will line up perfectly as there are no sheet metal changes so it wonít look like crap. Thanks for your common sense though.
They are plug and play.

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Nissan is not going to make it easy to "just line up" new parts with an old design.
And - based on my experience with other cars - people who have attempted this (and done wiring harness changes) have started fires. Not saying that's the case here, but it could be.
A cheaper solution would be to gut the 2015-2018 module and make it as similar as you can.
I still don't get why people want to do this. They're fugging taillights. CarPlay would be a far greater benefit for me (2016 owner).
They fit . For carplay and Android auto just change your head unit .It's discussed here in another thread .
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I have updated reverse lights to LED. Not seeing a huge difference but whatever.
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I am starting to see 2019 Maxima headlights on EBAY. The tailights look to be an easy swap though there might be a need to add resistors to the tailights if they aren't already there. Also might have to replace the T/S flasher.
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I am starting to see 2019 Maxima headlights on EBAY. The tailights look to be an easy swap though there might be a need to add resistors to the tailights if they aren't already there. Also might have to replace the T/S flasher.
$699 PLUS $702 in shipping?
This is a scam. Or these are stolen.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2019-Nissan...=true#shpCntId
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Nissan dealers should offer a light upgrade when these parts are more available. I think alot of maxima owners would do it and it's easy money for nissan dealerships. But yes I know they wouldnt
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why can't people use SEARCH? This will not work unless you have $8-10k for the wiring and other conversion. And then will look like crap.
(and common sense?)
Geez.
Look up @ menacingmaximas on instagram, complete rear swap. only issue was hyper flash and a $40 resistor fixed that issue.
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thread cleaned up. Stay civil guys or I'll blow the dust off my ban hammer.
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I did the 2019 tail lights on my 2017 for 2 reasons. They look better than the big red blobby POS tail lights and both turn lights had cracks in them, everytime I washed the car there'd be a fog inside until they dried. I felt as long as I was replacing them, I'd do the 19s lights. Exact fit. I did the reverse as well, since the 17s look out of place with the 19s if you don't. The lights are trimmed all around in black which look really good on my all black SR. They'd really look nice on a white SR Midnight. As far as the front lights, not messing with that nonsense, the headlights need the 19 bumper or else you will have an eyesore gap along the bottom. It's not huge but it would drive you nuts. Bought mine at Coulter Nissan in Surprize AZ. Yeah, it's not cheap at $870 for all 4 but I was into it for $560 anyway for the new turns.

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I did the 2019 tail lights on my 2017 for 2 reasons. They look better than the big red blobby POS tail lights and both turn lights had cracks in them, everytime I washed the car there'd be a fog inside until they dried. I felt as long as I was replacing them, I'd do the 19s lights. Exact fit. I did the reverse as well, since the 17s look out of place with the 19s if you don't. The lights are trimmed all around in black which look really good on my all black SR. They'd really look nice on a white SR Midnight. As far as the front lights, not messing with that nonsense, the headlights need the 19 bumper or else you will have an eyesore gap along the bottom. It's not huge but it would drive you nuts. Bought mine at Coulter Nissan in Surprize AZ. Yeah, it's not cheap at $870 for all 4 but I was into it for $560 anyway for the new turns.
So was it all plug and play?
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Yes. The rear lights are basically the same with a new outer lens. Fit and harness are the same. While the front LED headlights will fit and connect, there's the gap and the 2019 lights throw a code (voltage?). I'm not worried about the fronts though, not changing them. I wouldn't have tried it if I hadn't seen this:

https://www.my4dsc.com/swapping-head...8thgen-maxima/

I also wouldn't have bothered if the lights weren't already cracked but I do like the look of the car better with the 19 tail lights.

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My 17 SR with 2019 lights. No bulbs in the turns, sealed LED units, plug and play.
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My 17 SR with 2019 lights. No bulbs in the turns, sealed LED units, plug and play.
Hey great job with the upgrade- looks good. Will you take a pic of the lights with brakes on and off when it gets darker.... kinda a buying decision for me.

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Will do. Pouring rain right now but when it quiets down I'll do it. Car is a dirty mess though, sorry. When I get it clean, the black trim on the lights will perfectly match the paint, almost looking like part of the body, at least on this Super Black. I'll hit the 4ways too, that clear bar really pops yellow. The reverse section is not LED though, same as the 16-18 lights, just a dif lens on it and the black trim of course. I have a 6000k LED in those. The tails look black from the side as you walk toward the back, the lens is smoked grey, sort of like the SE & Limited Edition Maxima of the 7th gens. The hardest part of the whole job was convincing the parts guy to sell them to me. He kept saying I don't want them because I have a 17 and these are for a 19 and I can't return them if they don't work. Sort of like the parts guy who wouldn't sell me a rear valve cover for my 2003 Max from a 2004 Max (half the price of the 2003 cover) even though they are the same damn part in every way.

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Will do. Pouring rain right now but when it quiets down I'll do it. Car is a dirty mess though, sorry. When I get it clean, the black trim on the lights will perfectly match the paint, almost looking like part of the body, at least on this Super Black. I'll hit the 4ways too, that clear bar really pops yellow. The reverse section is not LED though, same as the 16-18 lights, just a dif lens on it and the black trim of course. I have a 6000k LED in those. The tails look black from the side as you walk toward the back, the lens is smoked grey, sort of like the SE & Limited Edition Maxima of the 7th gens.

Sweet! Thanks!

Did you get the lights new or used?

Thanks!
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New. I actually saw a used 19 left turn lens on Ebay but nothing else and they still wanted 200 for it. I was buying turns because of cracks in the L and R both. Make sure you're sitting down.

26545-9DJ0A Backup Lamp Assembly-Left-Hand $137.58

26555-9DJ0A Combination Lamp Assembly-Rear, Left-Hand $251.87

26550-9DJ0A Combination Lamp Assembly-Rear, Right-Hand $251.87

26540-9DJ0A Backup Lamp Assembly-Right-Hand $137.58

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New. I actually saw a used 19 left turn lens on Ebay but nothing else and they still wanted 200 for it. I was buying turns because of cracks in the L and R both. Make sure you're sitting down.

26545-9DJ0A Backup Lamp Assembly-Left-Hand $137.58

26555-9DJ0A Combination Lamp Assembly-Rear, Left-Hand $251.87

26550-9DJ0A Combination Lamp Assembly-Rear, Right-Hand $251.87

26540-9DJ0A Backup Lamp Assembly-Right-Hand $137.58
awesome! thanks, lol not to bad... ebay sellers want your first born for the 2019 lights.

i saw a review on the headlights for the '19 ... looks cool, but the bumper tho..... :/
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