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#154 of 229 Re: NJ SUES NISSAN OVER XENONS by mparis1 [mparis1]
Apr 11, 2005 (8:01 am)
My headlights was just stolen last Tuesday!!.I have a 2002 Maxima. I can not believe that Nissan doesn't design the non-xenon lights. Now I'm stuck buying the headlights with HID and having to risk getting it stolen again; which I know it will because whomever stole it knows where i live and will come back for it again! My car is damaged by the thieves who took it.. It seems to me like it only took them 5 minutes to take both headlights out and the manufactured alarm didn't even go off!!!
I am furious. I've read about their safeguard brackets but that doesn't seem to work.
I don't know what to do.. I just bought this car in January used.
#155 of 229 Re: NJ SUES NISSAN OVER XENONS by mparis1 [lydette]
Apr 18, 2005 (6:34 pm)
i told you so.................dump the maxima it is not worth it...stay away from the 2002/2003...unless you live in the desert........ALL YOU NISSAN LOVERS....WHY DON'T THEY MANUFACTURE NON- XENON REPLACEMENTS..................................MONEY ..THAT IS WHY........................good luck lydette : :
#156 of 229 Re: NJ SUES NISSAN OVER XENONS by mparis1 [lydette]
Apr 28, 2005 (4:13 am)
Have you come up with any solutions?
#158 of 229 Nissan's Recent Theft Kit Upgrade (4/29/05)
Apr 30, 2005 (4:54 am)
Recently purchased a 2003 Maxima. Love the car! Live in an area where theft of lights has occurred (Central NJ). Know several people that have had lights stolen. Still purchased the car.
Found out through a technician at my dealer that the thiefs aren't interested in the lights but the "ballast" that turns them on and off.
Nissan has since improved on its first attempt to rectify the problem. It takes about three hours to have done, but it gives me the piece of mind I needed. The "ballast" is removed from the light and mounted into the front bumper. They also protect your lights with a relatively new type of identification called DataDots in case theft occurs and the lights are recovered. (Datadotusa.com) To act as a slight deterrent, stickers are placed on the bulb lens' and front windows. I had it done yesterday.
When it's possible, I try to park in heavily trafficked aisles and back my car in a parking spot to deter theft. Don't think anyone will try to steal the lights if there are many witnesses. Then again in today's world, everyone's eyes are closed!
Regardless of the situation, it's tough to beat the quality of the Maxima when compared against similar vehicles in its class. Bought mine with 18K miles and the saying is true, the Maxima is a 4DSC!!! Good luck to all and hopefully this headlight theft is just a current fad. Anything worth stealing on the new Mustang? LOL
#159 of 229 add me to the victims list
May 07, 2005 (6:55 pm)
well now u can add me to the victims list. I am seeking anyones help. I would like to know the prices on the HID head light system with the special starter and the cost of the 2001 version with the wiring and what not. please please please help me out. i searched ebay and i found head lights for 300s but i doubt its the same. thank you
#160 of 229 Re: add me to the victims list [marteeenez]
by steve_ HOST
May 07, 2005 (7:01 pm)
Bummer, Marteeenez. Where are you (or where was the car parked) when the headlights were ripped off?
#161 of 229 Re: add me to the victims list [steve_]
May 07, 2005 (7:18 pm)
it was parked in long island, new york. i have a 1000 deductible so its not even worth issuing a claim with the damn insurance company.
#162 of 229 Re: add me to the victims list [marteeenez]
May 08, 2005 (8:29 am)
Uh, hate to bring bad news, but better get ready to submit a claim. As I recall, the costs of replacement will be in the $2500 range.
#163 of 229 add me to the victims list [marteeenez]
May 09, 2005 (1:50 pm)
marteeenez,you better submit a claim and trade your car in. my headlights got stole twice and cost my insurance to fix $10,000 first time, second time got stole again i just trade in my car without headlights(was estimated $5,000 to fix).