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Nissan Maxima, Lights
#121 of 229 Re: I'm sorry, where's the flaw??? [bretfraz #7]
May 03, 2004 (12:49 pm)
BRETFRAZ, please do not defend NISSAN, at least on this board. This is a design flaw. Had they made the headlight more difficult to steal as opposed to the four (4) quatro PLASTICS screws that hold them in. Also has the incorporated XENON into all their models, no one would want them. They only fit on other MAXIMA's without XENON's.
The CAMRY is not flawed by the way just an overall good car, that when sold in parts is very expensive(more than the Max.) The NISSAN 2001-2002 MAXIMA, yes that year design is flawed, Consider that for the new generation MAXIMA white (regular) lights are the option and XENON are standard, I guess this may fix this problem. My heart goes out to all XENON owners
2004 TSX black/ ebony
2004 TL anthricte/ camel
#122 of 229 WHOA there Kelset. Bretffraz has just as much right
May 03, 2004 (3:26 pm)
to defend Nissan as YOU have to bash it. Unfortunately for you, I agree with Bret. I just don't see it as a flaw. Nissan made it easy for the DIY's to change/replace the light. How were they to know that lowlifes would steal the lights? As info, how would you like it if the lights were made in such a manner to require replacement by only the dealer? Imagine how you'd feel paying the mega dollar charge from the dealer for the labor on top of the lights!
#123 of 229 Re: WHOA there Kelset. Bretffraz has just as much right [tmart #122]
May 03, 2004 (8:45 pm)
I just don't see it as a flaw.
Maybe not a flaw but it certainly doesn't qualify as brilliant (no pun intended) engineering!
And, yes, Bret and everyone else are free to offer their opinions. I think tsx4me was just being dramatic!
#124 of 229 Re: WHOA there Kelset. Bretffraz has just as much right [tidester #123]
May 05, 2004 (6:07 am)
sorry Bretffraz, if I came accross a bit strong.....I just feel this could have been anticipated with proper research.
#125 of 229 Re: My question [bigfur #10]
May 05, 2004 (6:13 am)
They pop the door handle off, disconnect and connect certain wires that lower the two front windows, (this bypasses the factory alarm they then proceed to pop the hood unscrew the healdights( 4 screws), and cut the cable. Smart thinking by NISSAN? u decide....
#127 of 229 tsx4me, just curious about your name. The posts above are
May 05, 2004 (7:42 am)
signed Kelsey, but your profile shows Kelset. Which is correct?
#128 of 229 Re: tsx4me, just curious about your name. The posts above are [tmart #127]
May 05, 2004 (7:44 am)
The correct spelling is Kelsey....
May 05, 2004 (9:18 am)
tsx4me - FYI the 2001 Maximas do not have the Xenon headlights. You don't know what you are talking about.
#130 of 229 Ease of removal
May 05, 2004 (10:22 am)
can be debated as good/bad. The Mazda RX-8 has HID low beams. To remove, first remove front of car . Really. Those owners pray they don't get broken they are so hard to get off. Maybe somewhere in between would be perfect.