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post #1 of 6 Old 12-10-2012, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Headlights problems

Hi! I got problems with my Murano here in Sweden. I changed the original halogen headlights to xenon headlights on my Murano(2003 from Canada). Everything fitted just fine, but the highbeam doesn't work, the lowbeam just switches off when I'm trying to change, then nothing...

I thought a reprogramming might help, but not even my local official Nissan dealer here in Stockholm could help, they say that swedish software can't "communicate" with my "Canadian" Murano, wich sound crazy for me... Does Nissan use complettely different software in different "languages" in different countries just to complicate things?.. Idiots at Nissan here say they can't fix the ritght software and all they could do 300 bucks later is to give me advise to get it from the internet

Now I wonder what to do? Can I use ordinary halogen bulbs too in the xenon headlights?.. I used extra lights in the front as a complement, but it didn't approved this year I'm so mad right now, never a Nissan again for me I guess

I did changed to xenon headlights few times on my Audi and BMW before and everything worked just fine...
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I did this conversion on my 2007 several years ago. Read the link below, you need to install a diode to make it work on high beams. I used this for 4 or 5 years until I traded the '07 in for an '11. Here are two options. I used the Diode trick in the first link. I didn't even pull the IPDM, I just put the diode in from the top. Happy reading!
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Why are you blaming Nissan? This is all on you because you never finished your Halogen to HID conversion project.

hodgeman has provided you with the links you need to complete the project.

Unlike some other cars, the HID in Murano incorporates a single light bulb and a mechanical shutter that moves the light to provide low or high beam. By adding the diode or the relay the high beam will become operational.

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Thank you so much Hodgeman, now I know exactly what to do!

Zebelkhan, the reason why I was blaming Nissan was because of totall incompetence at Nissan Sätra in Stockholm. Can you believe me, they have even moved the headlights from an another MO, but still had no idea what the problem was... For that I had to pay about $300. They could at least give me suggestions for possible solutions, but all they came up with was external lights!..

Now I want to rephrase what I said earlier: all glory to Nissan for their amazing cars, but never go to Nissan Sätra in Southern Stockholm!
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It is difficult to blame a dealer for being unable to repair a modification that the owner performed. The folks at the dealership just go by the shop manual, and that does not include any aftermarket modifications, whether quality or junk, that the owner had installed. The highbeams on the HID equipped Murano are not really highbeams at all - they just move a shutter to allow more light to pass through the projector (its the exact same brightness, exact same "bulb") and aim it further down the road.

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I finally managed to fix my high beams by adding a relay, thank you so much all of you guys, I'm so thankful for your tips!
I'm lucky that I found this forum, you have to be an enthusiast to know how high beams works on Murano, my local dealer apparently doesn't have a clue...
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