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Old 11-14-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default How To: Hardbody To Pathfinder Grille Swap

You will need the following

Pathfinder Grille
Pathfinder Corners
Pathfinder Headlights
Pathfinder pigtails (the connectors for the headlights.)



Start by popping off the hardbody grille and corner lights. It's very simple, the grille just has 5 little turn tabs as I call them, that are removed with a flat head screwdriver. Each corner light has 3 screws, two obvious ones on the side and one on the bottom in the front, just above the front bumper.

Unplug the hardbody headlights and remove them, it should be 4 bolts. !!!SAVE THE HEADLIGHT BOLTS!!!

Mount the pathfinder headlights using the existing holes from the top corner of the hardbody lights. Then use the little side ones for the insides that only have one bolt, the bolt wont fit so I used a bigger bolt and a nut on the back side.



Should look like this


Next, cut the pigtails off of the hardbody and leave yourself enough room to strip the wires and solder them.
The black wire goes to ground, and there are two red wires with striped for high and low beams. The driver and passenger sides have different color stripes on the red wires.
Grab your Pathfinder pigtails and twist the copper together to the matching wires. Solder them,, then wrap them one by one, then all together with electrical tape to protect them from the elements.... or rats... rats suck too.


Plug them into the lights now.

Now then. pop that grille in there the same way that the hardbody grille goes in. Simple right?
After that, simply screw in the the corner lights after you plug them in.
DON'T FORGET TO PLUG THEM IN LIKE I DID!

Boom, pathfinder swap.

If i missed anything, please let me know!
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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Driver side
Red/Green is low beam
Red/Blue is high beam
Black is ground

Passenger side
Red/Black is low beam
Red/Yellow is high beam
Black is ground

Thanks for the write up bubba!
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:39 AM   #3
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Driver side
Red/Green is low beam
Red/Blue is high beam
Black is ground

Passenger side
Red/Black is low beam
Red/Yellow is high beam
Black is ground

Thanks for the write up bubba!
No problem. Figured I'd help everyone out that plans to do this in the future. Very simple swap.
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Old 11-15-2014, 05:55 AM   #4
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Bubba, there is a clip nut that I borrowed from the Pathy I got my lights from that goes into the odd hole - slides onto radiator support and gives you the threads.
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:54 PM   #5
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Nice pics and writeup.

If you want it to be reversable, try making a harness like mine. Saves the stock plugs from being cut off.

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=29388
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I might be wrong but the pathfinder headlights don't need a bracket like the HB lights? Or am I just not getting it. And how would I adjust the lights?
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the bracket is part of the headlight, and the adjustment is built in, here is a pic of my pathfinder headlights when I swapped to H4 hardbody style in my former pathfinder:

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I totally plan to rip this off.... and this too here from a different post / thread:

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=21901

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How do you even take the grill out without f---n up the screws? cuz I tried to take out mine to paint it and I didnt wanted to mess them since theyre plastic!??
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Turn them 1/8 th of a turn with a standard screwdriver until the squares line up with the square holes in the grille. Then the grille will slide off over them. To reinstall the grille, remove the clips from the body and install them on the grille. Then pop it back on.
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