Headlights

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Cscars
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Headlights

Post by Cscars » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:41 pm

Hi all
I have a 2018 qashqai and have just upgraded the headlights and main beam to led
The high beam works but not the low beam

Is there anything I have done wrong or are they just plug and play

I know on some cars you have to lock and unlock cars to reset lights

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gloucester
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Location: Gloucestershire, England
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Headlights

Post by gloucester » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:36 pm

Welcome to this forum

The unfortunate news is that you've wasted your time and money. The MoT regulations have recently been updated to ban LED bulbs in headlights designed for halogen bulbs:

Existing halogen headlamp units on vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986 must not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp for light source and lamp not compatible.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspect ... tion-4-1-1

Note it's also a MAJOR fail:

Light source and lamp not compatible - Major
(2015 Nissan Qashqai Tekna DIG-T 1.2 sold 15/6/18) ~ 2018 Suzuki Ignis SZ5 - 2018 Yamaha MT-07

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