LED side lights for Qashqai 2013 360

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Janner Lad
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Post by Janner Lad » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:13 am

Hello, I have recently bought a 360, just joined the Forum, and looking forward to some very interesting topics. Hopefully someone can help me on this query. I would like to fit LED side lights…is this possible please..?

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Post by gloucester » Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:32 pm

Welcome to this forum.

Your car uses ordinary sidelight bulbs so it's just a matter of swapping them over - and reversing if necessary for polarity reasons. (Been there, done that!)

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... or am I missing something?
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Janner Lad
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Post by Janner Lad » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:09 pm

Wow … that simple! Thank you . Didn’t want to upset the computer with Voltage diff. or something .. 👍

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Post by Pandjh » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:59 pm

Swap them back out for your MOT...

Autobulbs site says:

LED upgrade bulbs can't be classed as road legal because they cannot be E marked or have the British Standard mark. The reason that LED upgrade bulbs can't be E marked is simply because no legislation exists for the use of LED technology in a headlight unit built for halogens.
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Post by gloucester » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:04 pm

I think it's only headlights that are now banned from having LED bulbs inserted - that doesn't apply to sidelights?

Please note that since January 2021, the MOT Inspection manual has been updated to include LED bulbs.

Section 4.1.4 now states the following:

“Existing halogen headlamp units should 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.”

This is a brand new update that seems to only focus on headlights.

There are no mentions to fail other LED bulbs such as brake lights, tail lights or reversing lights.
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Post by Janner Lad » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:17 am

Thank you all once again for your very helpful comments..

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