The replacement of the low beam lamps for Nissan Qashqai

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Low-beam lamps  is a common optical device in Nissan Qashqai. This device is used to illuminate the roadway directly in front of the vehicle not to blind car drivers driving from the opposite direction. According to the traffic regulations, low beam is required to be used in city traffic conditions, as well as on roads even during daylight.

headlamp for Nissan Qashqa

Thus, the low beam headlamp is always pressured. The service life of this lamp is much shorter than of the high beam headlamp, which means that such device is necessary to replace if it is defective. This article deals with the process of self-replacement of the low beam headlamp in Nissan Qashqai. If following the instruction and acting carefully you can put back the vehicle into operation within a very short time without spending money on car service.

Causes of Malfunctions

Besides visible causes of malfunctions of the illumination device, for instance, broken lamp or dim light, there are many other causes:

Halogen Lamp

  • blown core of the low beam headlamp;
  • damaged fuse (F5 for the left one, F6 for the right one);
  • incorrect installation of the illumination device;
  • disruption of the internal wiring.

 

Halogen Lamp

Halogen Lamp

As for tools, you only need a flat standard screwdriver and gloves. You also need to buy a new illumination device. Osram H7 12V 55W is often used.

Attention! It is recommended to buy illumination devices in specialized car and truck shops. Low beam headlamps are often counterfeit. Such devices function for three months, at most, and the quality of illumination leaves much to be desired.

Step-by-Step Instruction

  1. First of all, open the hood and remove clips fixing the air filter pipe. Use the screwdriver. Do not make strong efforts not to damage a clip occasionally.
  2. Deactivate and remove the pipe to reach the lamp.
  3. Remove the protective cover located at the rear of the lamp.
  4. Remove the socket together with the blown lamp.
  5. At this stage, put on the gloves not to stamp your fingerprints on the new low beam lamp. Place the illumination device into the socket.
  6. Finally, assemble all the parts in the reverse order.

Adjust screw of the right phase (in and out)

Adjust screw of the left phase (in and out)

Adjust screw of the left phase (up and down)

 

Adjust screws

Attention! If you need to replace only one low beam headlamp, you can adjust it after replacing relying on the light of the adjusted lamp.

List of Common Causes of Repeat Burnouts

Multiple reviews of the owners of Nissan Qashqai demonstrate that the replacement of the low beam headlamp of this car is quite a frequent process. The illumination device can also burn out in 2-3 month after being replaced. Despite the fact, that it is considered to be used for a year, low beam becomes dull much earlier. This primarily can happen due to the bad-quality device but there are also other causes:

  • failure of the alternator voltage regulator. In this case, there are frequent power surges, so the dashboard could fail;
  • too high current rate in the internal wiring;
  • non-compliance with the installation rules (when replacing the lamp you touched it with your hands without gloves);
  • failure of the fuse block.

The replacement of the low beam headlamp is a quite simple process that does not require some special skills and equipment. You can do it in your garage or in the open air. You need to:

  1. Park your car on a flat surface.
  2. Fix the wheels with the gear, handbrake or bearing.
  3. Turn off the ignition.
  4. Remove the negative terminal post.

 

Halogen Lamp

As for tools, you only need a flat standard screwdriver and gloves. You also need to buy a new illumination device. Osram H7 12V 55W is often used.

Attention! It is recommended to buy illumination devices in specialized car and truck shops. Low beam headlamps are often counterfeit. Such devices function for three months, at most, and the quality of illumination leaves much to be desired.

Step-by-Step Instruction

  1. First of all, open the hood and remove clips fixing the air filter pipe. Use the screwdriver. Do not make strong efforts not to damage a clip occasionally.
  2. Deactivate and remove the pipe to reach the lamp.
  3. Remove the protective cover located at the rear of the lamp.
  4. Remove the socket together with the blown lamp.
  5. At this stage, put on the gloves not to stamp your fingerprints on the new low beam lamp. Place the illumination device into the socket.
  6. Finally, assemble all the parts in the reverse order.

At this stage, the process of replacement of the low beam headlamp of Nissan Qashqai is finished.

Adjustment of Lamp

The low beam headlamp mush be adjusted by professionals but if you are sure of yourself, you can do it without visiting the car service. So, let’s start:

  1. First of all, you need to discharge the trunk and the vehicle cabin.
  2. Then set the wheel pressure according to the manual.
  3. Fill the full tank.
  4. The person with the build that is similar to yours should sit in the front seat of the car.
  5. The car should be parked on an even surface.
  6. To adjust the low beam headlamp, use special screws. One of them adjusts the height of light beam and the other adjusts its orientation. You need to start the vehicle and set the beam adjuster to zero value.
  7. Now stop the car at a distance of about 10 m from the garage wall.
  8. Then, mark the wall and adjust the beam light until it is directed exactly to the intersecting lines.

 

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