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Thanks @Michael Alba for your feedback! They look great. Does it really give a much better lighting on the open road? How long did it take you to instal them? Do you do it yourself or through the dealer?

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You're welcome @JohnnyB . I installed them myself. You'll have to pop out most of the screws that hold the wheel well cover. Make sure you turn the wheels to get access to the screws. You can jack the car and remove the wheels for easy access but not necessary.

Once you're in, just screw the original bulbs to remove and insert and screw the new ones in by hand. All 6 bulbs took me about 30 minutes or so. Did it myself. You'll need 3M automotive double-sided molding/mounting tape to secure the ballast that comes with the PIAA LEDs. I secured them onto the inside of the bumper and on top of the wheel well.

Lighting is definitely brighter and wider. The brights truly lit up the night. I'll try to get photos to upload next time I'm out in the dark.

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Michael, Those links that you provided, are those exact links for ordering the bulbs?. Thanks
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I went with full LED's for the front:

Platinum H11 LED Bulb Twin Pack (1 set for Fog Lamps and 1 set for Headlights)
- http://www.piaa.com/store/p/992-Plat...Twin-Pack.aspx

2. Platinum 9005 LED Bulb Twin Pack (1 set for Brights/Daytime Running Lights)
- http://www.piaa.com/store/p/998-Plat...Twin-Pack.aspx

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- very bright (6,000 K)
- super white color
- upgraded look
- plug & play (no adjustment needed)
- no warning lights
- easy to install
- you will need double-sided automotive tape to stick the ballast in the bumper/wheel well

Those ballast your referring are attached to the FOG light not to the H11. Correct
I am looking for a 5000k there are pure white while 6000k have a slight blue.

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@Fiatbreath - yes, you can order them straight from PIAA or you can find them cheaper elsewhere from Amazon, Walmart, carid.com, etc. @frankmar - it's for all of them (each bulb has one) - the ballast houses the chip that ensures there are no error codes (among other things). It's 6,000K Platinum White (no blue tint at all).

Here's what the ballast looks like with the bulbs on the H11 (on Amazon).
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@Fiatbreath - yes, you can order them straight from PIAA or you can find them cheaper elsewhere from Amazon, Walmart, carid.com, etc. @frankmar - it's for all of them (each bulb has one) - the ballast houses the chip that ensures there are no error codes (among other things). It's 6,000K Platinum White (no blue tint at all).

Here's what the ballast looks like with the bulbs on the H11 (on Amazon).

I assume all H11 bulbs are the same, I wanted to install them on my 2017 Murano as Low Beam
Also the Lumen is that both bulbs combined or each. tia
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Is there a housing cover/dust boot on the back of the headlights? If so, were you able to put the cover back over the leds?
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Great info @Michael Alba ! I now have another thing to order... Getting 18" Abarth wheels arriving from Italy in two weeks. Looking forward to that!

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@GuidoVeloce - the OEM doesn't have any covers. The LED's have a huge heatsink at the back of it. Good tight seal though.

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@JohnnyB - thanks. Post some pics once they're in. I was thinking about going 18" maybe even 20" but 20 might be too much LOL.

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