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 Post subject: Re: X-trail from Estonia Vol.2 T31 2012 2.0Dci auto LE
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 4:42 pm 
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Car:: Xtrail
Model: T31 2.0dci auto, LE
Year/Plate: 2012
Colour: Grey
Mods: Towbar, ptc heater fix, probright drl system, Eberspächer aux FBH with GSM remote.
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It is the W-light wave 500. And i ordered 3mm stainless number plate bracket. The 2mm steel bracket is more common and more suited for smaller lights.

Installing was a challenge, because I wanted attatch the bracket to the bumber bar, because hanging like 1,5 kg on to plastic and foam does not sound secure.

The problem is that the distance from the bumper to the steel bar is 130 mm, so no way to tap a thread without take the bumper and the foam cushion off.
Went to hardware store to look what can i use. Steel self taping screws ended at 125mm.
Only option for me was for me to use 6x160mm wood srews.
In my store I had a long 4,5 mm long drill and i used it to drill pre holes for screws. It is now very secure, no wobles what so ever. Just took time to get the right tension, because 1 turn too much pulled the bumper too much in. Had the ruler out all the time.

The lights usually do not come with a wiring, so i bought it separetly too.
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And a male and female water proof connectors to connect the light to the harness nea the bumper.
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Used a steel wire to pull the switch side harness thu the firewall.
The law says that the aux beam lights can work only with the high beams and there has to be a way to turn it on and off separetly.
Usually, they splice the switch wire to the head lamp wire, but the x-trail has the safarl lights relay in the inside fusebox near the drivers knee. The safari lights allso work, when the high beams are on.
I spliced the switch harness and cripmed a male connector and inserted it in the relay signal slot. Used a voltmeter to detect it.
Pics from the night test soon


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 Post subject: Re: X-trail from Estonia Vol.2 T31 2012 2.0Dci auto LE
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 8:31 am 
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Location: Estonia
Car:: Xtrail
Model: T31 2.0dci auto, LE
Year/Plate: 2012
Colour: Grey
Mods: Towbar, ptc heater fix, probright drl system, Eberspächer aux FBH with GSM remote.
Low beam
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High beams with Ring 130% xenon max
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Full POWER
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There is some eye adjusting time when there is soo much light and then not, but I am happy with the result right now


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 Post subject: Re: X-trail from Estonia Vol.2 T31 2012 2.0Dci auto LE
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:36 am 
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Location: Estonia
Car:: Xtrail
Model: T31 2.0dci auto, LE
Year/Plate: 2012
Colour: Grey
Mods: Towbar, ptc heater fix, probright drl system, Eberspächer aux FBH with GSM remote.
Long story short: I did feel some vibration from the driveline when accelerating. Checked few time the prop shaft on the car, but did not find any play. My brother thought that maybe the U-joints are seized. The only way to confirm that, is to take the shaft off.
Bought 4 jack stands.
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It took onli like 20 minutes to take the prop shaft off.

And then the verdict.
Rear joint was in tact, but seized one way.

The front one was shot.
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 Post subject: Re: X-trail from Estonia Vol.2 T31 2012 2.0Dci auto LE
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:50 am 
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Car:: Xtrail
Model: T31 2.0dci auto, LE
Year/Plate: 2012
Colour: Grey
Mods: Towbar, ptc heater fix, probright drl system, Eberspächer aux FBH with GSM remote.
As you all know, I am a DIY'er and wanted to change the joints my self.
A lot of searching and YT, how to change staked u-joints.

Did not find the clipped and greasable ones, but find same one like the oems- GKN driveline, Part nr U-167.
The seals where not so great, but it was the only one that I clould find.

Took my ball joint press and begun to work.
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It was not easy
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 Post subject: Re: X-trail from Estonia Vol.2 T31 2012 2.0Dci auto LE
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:11 am 
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Car:: Xtrail
Model: T31 2.0dci auto, LE
Year/Plate: 2012
Colour: Grey
Mods: Towbar, ptc heater fix, probright drl system, Eberspächer aux FBH with GSM remote.
Then took a 24mm reamer and a file to clean the holes,

Pressing the new joint in
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Used a punch to renew the stakes.
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Next thing was to install it under the car again. The front joint was a bit harder to install because the access is limited there. DPF is in the way.

Result was that the under acceleration vibration was cured, but from the out of balance, over 80kmh vibration came on soomth roads.

Pite the bullet and took it of again and went to a known machinist shop, that rebuilds them. They reamed the holes from 24 to 25mm and installed greaseable and changeable U joints. After that balancing of corse.


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 Post subject: Re: X-trail from Estonia Vol.2 T31 2012 2.0Dci auto LE
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:15 am 
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Location: Estonia
Car:: Xtrail
Model: T31 2.0dci auto, LE
Year/Plate: 2012
Colour: Grey
Mods: Towbar, ptc heater fix, probright drl system, Eberspächer aux FBH with GSM remote.
grease nipple

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Now, every engine oil change I add grease few pumps.
All vibration from the driveline are gone for now.

Price wise, it was a bit more than the other shops, but I know that they do not use the HD Joints.


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