2nd gen Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby darkelipse04 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:39 am

frijolito wrote:Hey Guys,

Been lurking her ea while reading all the posts. I have a xtrail (rogue) in Panama and this forums great, thought I would share my experience of the lights.

My Rogue/Xtrail has normal reflector lights, not the LED projectors so i wanted to play around with the lights. I hated the yellow halogens it came with as made my nice new car look old. I had also been looking at LEDs for a while, but never went for them on my old pathfinder.

I started off trying these LEDs

Image

Which looked like

Image

They were good, but the beam pattern wasnt 100% plus the fogs still were yellow as hadn't done anything.

I then decided to splash out and go for these after the reviews I saw:

Image

The beam pattern is near perfect and I love them, plus don't get flashed at night, so not too dazzling to others:

Image

I took the first lights and put them in the fogs, so final result, nice white light, very happy:

One yellow fog, one white:

Image

Final job:

Image

Over all very happy, and thanks to Leo2005 posting instructions, I managed to squeeze the fogs in undoing the 4 hex bolts and pulling back the cover so had enough space to play with.
Wow, this looks fantastic!

What size did you get for the headlights? I see them on Amazon for a pretty decent price.

http://www.amazon.com/OPT7-Headlight-Bu ... automotive


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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby iRogue » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:31 pm

Hi all,

Could someone please provide me with an instruction on how to install the Morimoto hid kit on my '15 Rogue. I have connected the wires together to the HD Relay. Pretty much, I need to know where inside the hood is ground and where is there power for the kit to be connected to.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:12 pm

darkelipse04 wrote: Wow, this looks fantastic!

What size did you get for the headlights? I see them on Amazon for a pretty decent price.

http://www.amazon.com/OPT7-Headlight-Bu ... automotive
Thanks and the size for both fog and low beam is H11

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby darkelipse04 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:28 am

frijolito wrote:
darkelipse04 wrote: Wow, this looks fantastic!

What size did you get for the headlights? I see them on Amazon for a pretty decent price.

http://www.amazon.com/OPT7-Headlight-Bu ... automotive
Thanks and the size for both fog and low beam is H11
Thanks, did you experience any issues with the headlight housing getting foggy or water vapor getting in after replacing the bulb?

Someone on Amazon was saying the bulb gasket did not fit tight enough letting moisture get in.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby colonelcasey » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:53 am

Has anyone tried replacing the 2nd row personal lights on a moonroof model with LED's? Are they the same kind of bulb that's used in the cargo area?

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:02 am

colonelcasey wrote:Has anyone tried replacing the 2nd row personal lights on a moonroof model with LED's? Are they the same kind of bulb that's used in the cargo area?
I did yeah, they are not the same as the cargo, they are the smaller sidelight bulbs, I used these they give a nice white light (I had some before that were slightly blue and i didnt like them)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1E ... ge_o01_s00

I also just changed my mirror lights

Before:

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After:

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For the mirror I used these ones:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KUI ... ailpages00

Good luck.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby colonelcasey » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:41 pm

Thanks for the link to the 194 LED bulbs. I bought a pack to change out the personal lights and the license plate lights. Hopefully all will go well.

I also sprung for a set of JDM ASTAR 800 lumen 921 reverse bulbs as well for my project. I'll post pictures once everything is done.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby colonelcasey » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:12 am

Leo2005 wrote:Start by pulling the handle and the clips. Then start prying with screwdriver covered with towel from the center. Leave the white panels on the trunk lid but black one (large piece) have to go down. Dont rush and you will not break anything. Plastic in the car is pretty tough. The worst case scenario is that you will have to buy a few clips for $.50/each but thats about it.
Little confused by this...where exactly should I start prying when trying to pop the black trunk lid trim? I bought a set of plastic trim pry bars to deal with it but don't really know what's the best place to start.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby yearoftherat » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:43 pm

colonelcasey wrote: Little confused by this...where exactly should I start prying when trying to pop the black trunk lid trim? I bought a set of plastic trim pry bars to deal with it but don't really know what's the best place to start.
This should help..see page 38

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Rogue/2015%20Rogue/int.pdf

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby colonelcasey » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:06 pm

frijolito wrote:
colonelcasey wrote:Has anyone tried replacing the 2nd row personal lights on a moonroof model with LED's? Are they the same kind of bulb that's used in the cargo area?
I did yeah, they are not the same as the cargo, they are the smaller sidelight bulbs, I used these they give a nice white light (I had some before that were slightly blue and i didnt like them)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1E ... ge_o01_s00
I just got the MicTuning 194 LED bulbs. Tried it out on the personal lights and a couple lights on my Subaru. So far everything seems to light up well and it's a bit brighter too. The color temperature is a bit cooler than preferred at around 6000K but otherwise, it's looking good so far. I'll see how they really perform when the sun goes down.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby colonelcasey » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:28 pm

I finished changing my license plate bulbs and reverse tail lamps to LED's...looks great now. Went with JDM ASTAR 800 lumen LED 921 reverse lamps and they're a lot brighter and whiter than the OEM bulbs.

I put back in my tail light assembly into the hatch but noticed that there's a small rubber strip between the rear windshield and the tail lamp assembly. I didn't take note of it before but is it supposed to be tucked beneath the tail lamp assembly or just run over it?

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:36 pm

colonelcasey wrote:I finished changing my license plate bulbs and reverse tail lamps to LED's...looks great now. Went with JDM ASTAR 800 lumen LED 921 reverse lamps and they're a lot brighter and whiter than the OEM bulbs.

I put back in my tail light assembly into the hatch but noticed that there's a small rubber strip between the rear windshield and the tail lamp assembly. I didn't take note of it before but is it supposed to be tucked beneath the tail lamp assembly or just run over it?
Nice, if you have pics please share, curious to see how they look.

Not sure about the strip, will have a look in the morning for you.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby colonelcasey » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:16 pm

This is the rubber piece I'm referring to on the hatch tail lamp assembly. Is it supposed to be under the tail lamp assembly or over it?

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:55 am

Just looked and its under on my car mate, so think your good.

Any pics of the reversing lights in action?

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby colonelcasey » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:09 pm

frijolito wrote:Just looked and its under on my car mate, so think your good.

Any pics of the reversing lights in action?
Let's just say it's really, really bright. Almost looks like daylight in the backup camera.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:41 pm

Wow, those things are impressive, may have to order some of those, didnt think they would be that bright..

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby Pounds » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:59 am

What's involved in swapping the Halogen headlights out for the LED's on the SL? Is it straight plug and play? I see a few sets of SL LED's on FleBay.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby darkelipse04 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:26 pm

frijolito wrote:Hey Guys,

Been lurking her ea while reading all the posts. I have a xtrail (rogue) in Panama and this forums great, thought I would share my experience of the lights.

My Rogue/Xtrail has normal reflector lights, not the LED projectors so i wanted to play around with the lights. I hated the yellow halogens it came with as made my nice new car look old. I had also been looking at LEDs for a while, but never went for them on my old pathfinder.

I started off trying these LEDs

Image

Which looked like

Image

They were good, but the beam pattern wasnt 100% plus the fogs still were yellow as hadn't done anything.

I then decided to splash out and go for these after the reviews I saw:

Image

The beam pattern is near perfect and I love them, plus don't get flashed at night, so not too dazzling to others:

Image

I took the first lights and put them in the fogs, so final result, nice white light, very happy:

One yellow fog, one white:

Image

Final job:

Image

Over all very happy, and thanks to Leo2005 posting instructions, I managed to squeeze the fogs in undoing the 4 hex bolts and pulling back the cover so had enough space to play with.
I'm getting ready to order the OPT7 LED Bulb (for a reflectors housing) so I took under the hood and the low beam bulbs look like they are accessible without having to take anything apart. Is that how you did it?

The 2015 Rogue manual says it must be taken to a dealer because of the assembly needing to be taken apart for bulb replacement.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:22 pm

Nope, no need to take anything apart, it was pretty easy, just twist and fiddle out.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:38 pm

Just installed my DRL LED Fog light surrounds, loving them, they work as DRL and turn signal. The only thing I worry about is they are BLINDING and don't dim at night... will have to see how they go. Apologies for the pictures, they are the best i could get out of my phone:

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Was a kit I got from eBay was like $82 from China.

This is the one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171699481564?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby Jubmasterflex » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:26 am

Those actually look pretty awesome - how tough of an install was this?

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:29 pm

Pretty easy actually. The old surrounds just pop out from the back when you squeeze the clips, then just wire them up.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby Kozidos » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:26 am

Does anybody know where is the flasher relay located?
Did anyone replate it by a LED relay to avoid rapid blinking when installing leds?
thanks

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby Rogue One » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:51 am

Kozidos wrote:Does anybody know where is the flasher relay located?
Did anyone replate it by a LED relay to avoid rapid blinking when installing leds?
thanks
Did you look at the FSM? There's a link in my sig line.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby Kozidos » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:10 am

Rogue One wrote:
Kozidos wrote:Does anybody know where is the flasher relay located?
Did anyone replate it by a LED relay to avoid rapid blinking when installing leds?
thanks
Did you look at the FSM? There's a link in my sig line.
Yes I did, I looked at the EXL.pdf and I found information on inginition, horn, fan, wiper, etc but nothing on flashers
Thanks

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby domo325 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:15 pm

Hey guys. I'm attempting to install hid headlights on my rogue 2015. Where do you guys mount the ballasts? And what do you use to mount it? I prefer not to drill and holes under my hood. Is electrical tape safe? Solutions with pictures would be really, really appreciated.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:58 am

Zip ties and double sided tape to avoid vibration and slipping is good, anywhere out of the way where it cant fall into anything moving if it comes loose is generally fine.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby darkelipse04 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:14 am

frijolito wrote:Zip ties and double sided tape to avoid vibration and slipping is good, anywhere out of the way where it cant fall into anything moving if it comes loose is generally fine.
Just installed the OPT7 LED bulbs and they are awesome.

It does seem like there is a bit of glare that goes a bit higher than it should with these in the reflector housing.

Did you experience this? Or were you able to adjust their positioning somehow?

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby yearoftherat » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:07 pm

I had a HID kit leftover from my previous car and decided to give it a try in my Rogue.

I bought a set of H11R bulbs which are suppose to reduce the glare when installed in a reflector based headlight.
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Here is a pic of the stock lighting:
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Here is the result of the HID kit installed:
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As you can see there is now a dead spot between the lights. I guess you can see some cut-off to prevent glare.

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Yes the output is brighter but look at the deadspot that is also thrown...brutal.

Conclusion: The results speaks for themselves. Yes, HIDs are brighter than the stock lighting. The output is crap. I could have used regular H11 bulbs but don't want to deal with glare. So until I find a set of OEM LED projector headlights, I'm going back to stock.

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Re: 2014 Rogue's bulb replacement / LED upgrade

Postby frijolito » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:53 pm

darkelipse04 wrote:
frijolito wrote:Zip ties and double sided tape to avoid vibration and slipping is good, anywhere out of the way where it cant fall into anything moving if it comes loose is generally fine.
Just installed the OPT7 LED bulbs and they are awesome.

It does seem like there is a bit of glare that goes a bit higher than it should with these in the reflector housing.

Did you experience this? Or were you able to adjust their positioning somehow?
I got a little glare, but nothing that seems to bother any other road users, i did aim my lights down a little too though just in case..

I don't seem to have the beam separation problem though..


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