afs ACTUATOR/BALLAST UNIT REPLACEMENT

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afs ACTUATOR/BALLAST UNIT REPLACEMENT

Postby jbatista3 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:37 pm

Hello there, have any of you changed the AFS actuator/ ballast/ bulb housing on a front headlight on a 2006 infiniti m35x? mine went bad after water went in cuple months ago. ( don't ask me how) lol found rear access cap out of place. wondering if its difficult/ procedures/ any ideas... tx guys


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Re: afs ACTUATOR/BALLAST UNIT REPLACEMENT

Postby Ilya » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:40 pm

Having changed the ballast on a 2011 (slightly different), you're probably better off changing the whole assembly if you are having issues with the AFS (I have AFS also).

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Re: afs ACTUATOR/BALLAST UNIT REPLACEMENT

Postby Larz » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:28 pm

Here is a youtube video that shows at least one way to replace the bulb in a G35 - same process as M35. I can't be bothered with all that trouble so I pay the dealer about an hour of labor to do it. If you need a ballast/ actuator / harness, etc 1lya is correct. You may as well just buy a whole new headlamp, but do NOT let the dealer provide it. Places like https://www.infinitipartsonline.com/cart sell genuine OEM parts at a huge savings - it's the only place I use for part replacement. There are also used parts on places like Ebay. Replacing the assembly might require removal of the bumper, but you will have peace of mind knowing there will be no more leaks.
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Re: afs ACTUATOR/BALLAST UNIT REPLACEMENT

Postby jbatista3 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:03 pm

Ilya wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Having changed the ballast on a 2011 (slightly different), you're probably better off changing the whole assembly if you are having issues with the AFS (I have AFS also).
i was thinking to do some clean retrofit work on them due to the fact that i had to open the assembly and close it again in order to change the afs. but i guess i'll go with just buy the assembly and replace the whole unit. tx

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Re: afs ACTUATOR/BALLAST UNIT REPLACEMENT

Postby jbatista3 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:05 pm

Larz wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Here is a youtube video that shows at least one way to replace the bulb in a G35 - same process as M35. I can't be bothered with all that trouble so I pay the dealer about an hour of labor to do it. If you need a ballast/ actuator / harness, etc 1lya is correct. You may as well just buy a whole new headlamp, but do NOT let the dealer provide it. Places like https://www.infinitipartsonline.com/cart sell genuine OEM parts at a huge savings - it's the only place I use for part replacement. There are also used parts on places like Ebay. Replacing the assembly might require removal of the bumper, but you will have peace of mind knowing there will be no more leaks.
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youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_wzgNbjJR8[/youtube]
yeah... you are right. i was thinking to do some clean retrofit job on them, but seems its a lot of work to put in to. im just going to buy the assy and leave it OEM looking. tx

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Re: afs ACTUATOR/BALLAST UNIT REPLACEMENT

Postby JDMZguys » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:06 pm

Hi, did you change the ballast, or ballast and HID bulb together? I want to replace my HID bulbs and ballasts. I watched some videos, I have to remove the whole headlight assembly if I replace the ballast


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