Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

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Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by ColB » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:31 pm

Hello. I am after some advice on the headlights. They do not seem very bright when on low beam and on dark roads. I have looked at all the settings and I am not able to resolve this problem on my own. The car is just 6 months old so I am not over happy with having to purchase new units/bulbs. Any advice would very greatfully received.

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Re: Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by gloucester » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:08 pm

Not a point anyone's raised before. What's the problem? Output or aim?

I had LEDs on my Tekna but in previous cars I've put in updated output bulbs - usually Osram Nightbreakers.
(2015 Nissan Qashqai Tekna DIG-T 1.2 sold 15/6/18) ~ 2018 Suzuki Ignis SZ5 - 2018 Yamaha MT-07

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Re: Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by MikeGC » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:48 pm

Can’t help, sorry, I have the Tekna version with LED headlights.
My previous QQ had adequate headlights but I upgraded to Osram night breaker bulbs which improved things (although they came 3rd in an auto express test - https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product-g ... bulbs-2021 )
July 2019 Qashqai 1.3DIG-T 160 DCT Tekna in Vivid Blue
previous March 2017 Qashqai 1.5dci n-connecta in Gun Metal Grey
previous September 2014 Juke 1.5dci n-connecta in Gun Metal Grey

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Re: Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by ColB » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:52 pm

Thank you for replies. The main problem is brightness. When driving on A roads that are dark, the low beam just seems dim in comparison to other cars I have had. I dont want it so bright that I can see the on coming drivers soul but bright enough that I can see oncoming bends with confidence. Had my eyes checked and they are ok..

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Re: Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by MikeGC » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:53 pm

Now I have thought about it the headlights in the Juke weren’t tip-top either.
They were improved using some Phillips bulbs IIRC - it’s unfortunate that there’s a need to change the headlights on a new car but "safety first"
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Re: Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by ColB » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:32 pm

Thank you MikeGC for the information, can these bulbs be just swapped, plug and play or are there adaptors involved?

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Re: Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by MikeGC » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:43 pm

ColB wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:32 pm
Thank you MikeGC for the information, can these bulbs be just swapped, plug and play or are there adaptors involved?
Straight swap but mine were done by a nimble fingered young mechanic who played at my rugby club. He didn’t say it was awkward and it didn’t take long, and only cost me a few pints.
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Re: Low beam issues on 2020 Nissan Qashqai 1.3 digt 140

Post by ColB » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:55 pm

Thank you for the information

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