LED it be!
I finally got around to installing Chinese made led-H4 bulbs to my Micra...
Friend of mine checked the lights with an aiming device at his garage. He said aim is great, and almost none of that weird reflection that is blinding/troubles on coming traffic, associated with H4-led bulbs.
Compared to halogen H4 bulbs, these put two times more light, in rain on black tarmac, I was able to see very well.
Autumn/winter is very near here in the Land of the Finns, interesting to find out how long they will last.
Small excitement for me when driving around, cause H4-led bulbs don't have any kind of E-approval.
I have to change bulbs to H4-halogens prior Finnish yearly MOT in March.
Bible: "Let there be light, and there was light."
Terve Rane!Moro Mika!
Could you link those H4's? Also, are your parks just regular osram/philips led ones or did you order them online too?
Led H4 are from eBay, can't find link for them.
Park bulbs are standard Osram led's, ordered from UK.
DRL's also from ebäy.
I'll try to look.Iltaa Mika!
Would be nice if you would find the ones you're using for me, there's so many options on eBay.
Were they hard to install? Since I had to go to Motonet to install my halogens, it was nearly impossible even though I don't have big hands.
Also, I saw Biltema selling H4 leds for like 69€ and they seem to have more lumens than for example the philips ultinon ones that are a little bit cheaper.
PS. Those DLR's look sick! I might have to get myself those too. Was it an easy job? I might just get fog lamps with halo's or something.
I'll try to look.
Experienced mechanic replaces the bulb in 3 min/side...
I send you pm with phone number, call me at descent time?
For those of you that maybe consider to install DLR 1157-led bulbs to your vehicle.
Here is practical advise. Most of you have noticed that Americans have amber/orange parking/position bulb on front of their vehicles, incluging Nissan's.
I ordered from states three wire 1157 bulb sockets, that are direct plug in to turn signal lamp housing of Micra.
A Pair Amber White Switchback 1157 BAY15D 4014 66smd LED Turn Signal Bulbs 990LM
Your stock turn signal bulb/socket has one contact point. Led switchback bulbs are 1157 with two contact points and changeable.Hi Mika, so are those working just like DLR's? Without the wiring hassle?
As biker, I don't like DRL's in fog light position. Due location you see them at last second, like they are in many modern vehicles now days.Hi Mika,
Thanks for your great blog and awesome k12. Your posts have been incredible for a new k12 owner (and new site member)
I just ordered these angel eye fog lights for our C+C. https://www.amazon.fr/antibrouillard-Cabriolet-2005-2015-Voiture-diurnes/dp/B09XK6RQCJ/
I had a question about your lowering springs, as I am thinking about the same ones and am trying to work out the plan for doing it. But I see you just posted about buying new shocks on a different thread? Did/do the lower springs on your setup wear the shocks hard?
Oh! A second question if you have the time. You showed us closing off the silences on the air intake? What tape did you use for the job? Standard insulation tape or something else?
Thanks again for you posts,
Higher DLR's are on nose of the vehicle, earlier motorcyclist, 'cage' drivers & others, can see them, improving safety of all street/road users?!... If the angel eyes DLR/fogs were together with your DLR setup? would that be ok for bikers?...
I was wondering if you could help me. I’m trying to install rear speakers in my micra k12 (two door). I have taken off the rear panels but can’t tell if I have the right cable to install a speaker. On both sides there is a small brown cable is this the right one?In last autumn I upgraded original speakers to Pioneer TS-G1723i 17cm 6.5" 3-way in rear, Pioneer TS-G1722i 17cm 6.5" 2-way front ones will follow when weather warms up in here. At same time I started sound proofing of noisy rear section in these vehicles, but yearly winter season with cold weather interrupted it. So whole winter time I had tiny Micra van, cause I removed back seat and interior rear side panels in order to do sound proofing Miraculously spacious van, when rear seat is off.
In addition on left side under drives seat nestles Pioneer TS-WX120A Active Subwoofer 150 Watt, I made a base for it from wood and this way it stays in place with out screws. Enough of sound system improvement to my preference & wallet
Under rear speakers I made anti rattle rings from 20mm plywood, old trick to get rid of rattle noises after new speakers have been installed. They reinforce speaker surroundings when speakers-thin body metal-plywood bolted all together.
Moi AlexGreen01!I was wondering if you could help me. I’m trying to install rear speakers in my micra k12 (two door). I have taken off the rear panels but can’t tell if I have the right cable to install a speaker. On both sides there is a small brown cable is this the right one?
When changing connectors for speakers you have to be careful not to get a 'phasing' error. The original connectors are not reversible, so they ensure that the speaker is 'in phase' with the others in the system. Speakers are polarity conscious, and if one is connected the wrong way round it will be out of phase with the others, this means that the cone of the speaker will travel in the opposite direction for the same input......this will make for very poor stereo reproduction... THIS demonstrates what I mean, run the video and listen to what happens when a speaker is not in phase...Moi AlexGreen01!
Brown connetor is correct one, those 2 wires feed music to speaker.
Most likely your new speakers don't have Nissan specific pins. You need to cut wires and grimp correct connectors to wires, in oder to connect them to your new speakers.