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I see several LED bulbs that claim to fit and come with CANBUS compatible resistors.

One set has fans, others don't. Prices vary wildly.

Anybody have positive experience with a model or brand?

I do not like the contrasting colors (LED low beams/ halogen high beams) while driving back roads. I find it distracting.
 

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I had a set of the Xenon Depot LED Extreme Pros and they are exactly the same color as the lows, they are not fan design, they are Fins and they do surprisingly fit inside the housing. They come with the can bus thing so they haven't thrown off the computer. You will have to drill a hole in the dust cover cap but they do come with grommets that fit nicely and they are bright.
 

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i went and got a pair of 100 wat hella 9005 bulbs and they are a good bit brighter than the stock bulbs . I can actually see down the road when i use the brights. only 12.00 on ebay and work great.
 

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Any more on this? Been a while since anyone chimed in. I'm thinking about going with the first option mentioned, but dislike the idea of having to drill holes in the housing. Anyone find something better?
 

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These were the slimmest I could find (and why I tried them), they fit behind the dust plugs without any drilling and color match the lows. However they don't throw the light down the road very well.

Something higher powered should offer better distance performance but there's not a whole lot of room behind the bulb.
Since the lows are good enough for most of my driving and I usually only get to use them to remind oncoming traffic when their highs are on these will be sufficient for now.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QDBBSY7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xokjEbXJ98A82
 

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So would I be correct in saying basically any 9005 would fit? Maybe if I went with one of the 9005 10k or 12k lumen sets, it would get closer to what I'm hoping for.
 

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I was concerned they might be too deep on the backside of the bulb to fit without modifying the dust plug but never tried a deeper set to find out.
 

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I replaced the halogen high beam bulbs with these from Lasfit:
https://www.amazon.com/LASFIT-Headlight-Bulbs-7600LM-6000K/dp/B081BDS6RC/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=lasfit+9005&qid=1579520738&sr=8-4

These bulbs are self-contained without the separate resistor section some other bulbs have; they fit behind the dust covers with room to spare. While my untrained eye says these are brighter than the stock bulbs, as much as anything they match the low beams so it's not as visually distracting seeing multiple shades of white when using the low and high beams together. Only had a short period of time and don't use my high beams very often, but so far so good. Hope this helps.
 

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I replaced the halogen high beam bulbs with these from Lasfit:
https://www.amazon.com/LASFIT-Headl..._4?keywords=lasfit+9005&qid=1579520738&sr=8-4

These bulbs are self-contained without the separate resistor section some other bulbs have; they fit behind the dust covers with room to spare. While my untrained eye says these are brighter than the stock bulbs, as much as anything they match the low beams so it's not as visually distracting seeing multiple shades of white when using the low and high beams together. Only had a short period of time and don't use my high beams very often, but so far so good. Hope this helps.
Ok so its around 50 bucks but is that for 1 bulb or 2. They really dont make it clear.
And its as simple as unplugging the old bulb and plugging in the new? No extra wiring or anything i hope?
 

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I'm using lasfit bulbs in other areas and they seem a high quality build. This design looks better for reflector lenses, like our high beams use, and should have less glare thrown up into the trees. If they fit easily without modification I may try them as well.

Since most of the heat will be directly behind this bulb have you noticed any burning of the silica pack on the dustcap?
 

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I'm using lasfit bulbs in other areas and they seem a high quality build. This design looks better for reflector lenses, like our high beams use, and should have less glare thrown up into the trees. If they fit easily without modification I may try them as well.

Since most of the heat will be directly behind this bulb have you noticed any burning of the silica pack on the dustcap?
To catch up on some questions...

1) The $50 (less with a coupon) on AMZN was for a pack of two.
2) For me, this was a simple remove dust cap, unplug old, plug in new, situate in housing (easy enough), and replace dust cap.
3) I just checked one of my dust caps and see no sign of burning. Full disclosure: I live in the 'burbs, so my high beams are usually not on for extended periods of time.
 

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Just wanted to add. Im new, no surprise, yet think I can help add to this forum for our unique little car.

But I just added Lasfit 9005 high beams, 1157a front turn LED (not worth it IMHO) 1156a rear turn LED, L-T15 reverse lights, L-t10 license plate lights that I just installed plus a few other still waiting to go in (L-T10 and L-28 interior).

The turn signal LEDs are stupid bright. Holy **** stupid. But by front left keeps going out. Thought maybe a bulb issue 2nd set same dam thing. When warm, it works, when cold NOPE. Going to put he incans back in the front but will keep the LED rears. The L-T15 reverse lights.. nice, but not nearly as bright as the diode dynamic XPR LEDs on the Xterra. But they are nice, the 1156A turn signals. Lets just say I feel sorry for anyone behind me. DAM! stupid bright. The 1157 fronts I have an issue with, drivers side keeps going out, thought it was unique to the bulb, bought a second set, nope same thing passenger side is fine just the drivers side. But they are bright, if they work for you. At 69F they worked, but at 30F, no way. $100 wasted, but hopefully it helps some of you.

Now the 9005 LED high beams mentioned above DAM nice. Check the youtube video below of me pulling into my neighorhood this evening.


For a factory LED housed LED light, im impressed. Not nearly as bright as the Rigid light bar, but completely separate category of light. If you have 50-60USD free, recommend checking these out. Hope the video helps those on the fence on these.
 

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I agrees on the brightness of the turn signals, I have the same ones and ended up blacking out 90% of the bulb. I was worried it might effect reliability but so far no issues (about 3 months).
 

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Just wanted to add. Im new, no surprise, yet think I can help add to this forum for our unique little car.

But I just added Lasfit 9005 high beams, 1157a front turn LED (not worth it IMHO) 1156a rear turn LED, L-T15 reverse lights, L-t10 license plate lights that I just installed plus a few other still waiting to go in (L-T10 and L-28 interior).

The turn signal LEDs are stupid bright. Holy **** stupid. But by front left keeps going out. Thought maybe a bulb issue 2nd set same dam thing. When warm, it works, when cold NOPE. Going to put he incans back in the front but will keep the LED rears. The L-T15 reverse lights.. nice, but not nearly as bright as the diode dynamic XPR LEDs on the Xterra. But they are nice, the 1156A turn signals. Lets just say I feel sorry for anyone behind me. DAM! stupid bright. The 1157 fronts I have an issue with, drivers side keeps going out, thought it was unique to the bulb, bought a second set, nope same thing passenger side is fine just the drivers side. But they are bright, if they work for you. At 69F they worked, but at 30F, no way. $100 wasted, but hopefully it helps some of you.

Now the 9005 LED high beams mentioned above DAM nice. Check the youtube video below of me pulling into my neighorhood this evening.


For a factory LED housed LED light, im impressed. Not nearly as bright as the Rigid light bar, but completely separate category of light. If you have 50-60USD free, recommend checking these out. Hope the video helps those on the fence on these.
Do you have a link to where you got the high beams from? I have searched for the lights you said you use, but the site is saying they won't fit.

Edit: I answered my own question Nevermind.
 

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Great question friend and thanks for asking as I am sure it will help others later in similar searches..


They say they dont fit, but they do. If you search their site it says nothing, but their youtube channel nailed, I linked a clip to start right before them doing the high beam.....
 

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Also notice how these lock in unlike the other aftermarket ones they removed that were just sitting in the housing... These are great lights, just be sure to adjust them properly and you are golden. I have used mine MANY times over the last 5 months and they have been great. Bear in mind, I do not use mine full time, IE I use them mainly to get attention of inattentive drivers, if you live in a rural area, I do not know how these do staying on for LONG times, they are fan cooled, but I have never personally done it. The only time I have had to use stupid amounts of light for long periods is camping, and I would take the X over the N for that adventure. Even with over 38,000 (yes 38 thousand) lumens off added light to the front of my Xterra I still use them more for inattentive drivers than offroad.. sad as that is to say. But when I need light, I have it.


I do drop an F bomb in this clip so NSFW or kids....
 

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Thanks again @utspoolup as I added these a couple of months ago and I'm happy. One thing I saw somewhere and it was my experience too is to make sure when installing them is have the led chips at 3 and 9 o'clock not 6 and 12. I originally had the headlights in the different orientations and the 3 and 9 o'clock side was definitely brighter and better focused before I fixed that.
 

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Correct, proper aiming of them are essential for proper operation. For the high beam you also want the wide portion to be at the bottom to reflect the light more upward, where as headlights are positioned with the wide portion at the top to reflect the beam down.
 

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To catch up on some questions...

1) The $50 (less with a coupon) on AMZN was for a pack of two.
2) For me, this was a simple remove dust cap, unplug old, plug in new, situate in housing (easy enough), and replace dust cap.
3) I just checked one of my dust caps and see no sign of burning. Full disclosure: I live in the 'burbs, so my high beams are usually not on for extended periods of time.
How easy is it to replace the low and high beams? In the LASfit video it looks like they took the front bumper off.
 
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