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Old 08-20-2017, 09:06 PM
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great post. but couldn't you have just had the lower newer grille cut out to allow the FLIR sensor to be able to "See" the road?

EDIT: you can align the cameras yourself directly through the front AV/head unit. look in the FSM for the tech package stuff like the camera and sensors.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:54 PM
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Hello everyone, after reading through this forum I decided to do the QX80 front end retrofit on my own QX56 and thought I would share my experience with it.

I have a 2012 QX56 with the Theater, Deluxe Touring, and Technology packages.


Below are the part numbers needed and prices from infinitpartsdeal.com

Front bumper: 62022-5ZA1H, $415
Left Fog Lamp: 261554GA0B, $210
Right Fog Lamp: 261504GA0B, $210
Left Turn Signal Lamp: 261355ZA0A, $66
Right Turn Signal Lamp: 261305ZA0A, $66
Left Fog Lamp Bezel: 622575ZA0A, $63
Right Fog Lamp Bezel: 622565ZA0A, $63
Lower Grille: 622565ZA0B, $137
Shipping for all parts: $230
Left Headlamp Washer: 286421LA0A, $156 (dealership)
Right Headlamp Washer: 286411LA0A $156 (dealership)
Left Headlamp Washer Cover: 286591LA0A $100 (dealership)
Right Headlamp Washer Cover: 286581LA0A $100 (dealership)
Badges: $130 (dealership)
Various hardware: $430 (dealership)
Aftermarket parking sensors: $20 each (eBay)
Grille Assembly (used): $300
Paint, Labor, Tax, etc.: $1600
Wow. Just wow. Truly a great post. I missed seeing this a while ago. I wish you could have posted some pictures of your finished product. Do you have pictures of your QX you would like to share with us?

I love the detail you put in this post. Lol, I was waiting for you to sum up the amount and tell us, but I guess you left it up to us to do it. Well, I just did it.

I got a total of $4,472. So I guess that is what it cost you based on the prices you posted.

Please help correct me if I am wrong. So this face uplift cost you about $4,500 drive out? I bet your car looks good now, but I know this cost is not cheap for sure. Many people who wanted to do such a change may probably just change their mind now after seeing this price.

Share some pictures if you wish and feel free to let us know if this did finally cost you about $4,500 or less or more?

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Awesome post! I have not performed this myself, but here is what I found for how to do this on a 2011:

http://www.infiniti-club.org/manual/2011_QX/AV.pdf

Page 112/240 is the section.

Well, if you want to upgrade yours like him with brand new parts and not used parts where most often a piece or 2 may be scratched, broken or cracked, then it seems this will cost you around $4,500 out the door. Pretty steep, but I am sure the result will look great.

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Old 12-03-2017, 09:48 AM
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Wow. Just wow. Truly a great post. I missed seeing this a while ago. I wish you could have posted some pictures of your finished product. Do you have pictures of your QX you would like to share with us?

I love the detail you put in this post. Lol, I was waiting for you to sum up the amount and tell us, but I guess you left it up to us to do it. Well, I just did it.

I got a total of $4,472. So I guess that is what it cost you based on the prices you posted.

Please help correct me if I am wrong. So this face uplift cost you about $4,500 drive out? I bet your car looks good now, but I know this cost is not cheap for sure. Many people who wanted to do such a change may probably just change their mind now after seeing this price.

Share some pictures if you wish and feel free to let us know if this did finally cost you about $4,500 or less or more?



Well, if you want to upgrade yours like him with brand new parts and not used parts where most often a piece or 2 may be scratched, broken or cracked, then it seems this will cost you around $4,500 out the door. Pretty steep, but I am sure the result will look great.
Is it possible to swap the qx80 headlights into the qx56 bumper? I went through other threads and it appears it may not be entirely plug and play due to the high been assist if you have a qx56 without high beam assist?
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:40 PM
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If you own 2011 to 2014 headlights, the 2015 headlights are somewhat plug-in and play. The plug is the same as the 2015 but the wires are slightly different. Meaning you could use the 2015 headlights but you will lose the DRL function. I believe that the AFS will still work as long as 2011 to 2014 QX came with it. You can make the DRL work by doing a little modifying. When I look at the service manual, the DRL is controlled by a CAN-signal sent by the BCM to the IPDM E/R (which is where your fuses and relays are). Based on the diagram from the service manual, the CAN signal that is sent is to tell the IPDM E/R to supply power to the DRL from the battery. One could get creative and bypass all of the systems by using a custom switch to supply the necessary 12v to DRL for them to come on. One way which is a clean way I think is to make a T-harness with the necessary power wires and relays to a switch inside the car to control the DRL and tie that into the car so that the DRL only runs when the car is on, but can still be controlled by a switch.

The QX80 headlights should fit the QX56 as far as fitment.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:32 PM
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great post. but couldn't you have just had the lower newer grille cut out to allow the FLIR sensor to be able to "See" the road?

EDIT: you can align the cameras yourself directly through the front AV/head unit. look in the FSM for the tech package stuff like the camera and sensors.
Yes, the body shop that did the work said they could attempt to cut out the area in the lower grille so that the sensor would be visible, but they were unsure how clean it would look and I didn't want to risk them making a mistake and damaging it completely.

I guess one benefit to the sensor being covered is I never get error messages due to the sensor being dirty, and I no longer have the cruise control completely shut off when the sun is shining head on (this would previously happen even if it was in conventional cruise control mode).

As far as calibrating the camera, I took it to the dealership to get it done. They tried to calibrate it and even showed me how to make adjustments to the cameras from the head unit, but the new camera on the front still cannot be adjusted since it doesn't respond to the old software found in the pre-facelifted models.

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Wow. Just wow. Truly a great post. I missed seeing this a while ago. I wish you could have posted some pictures of your finished product. Do you have pictures of your QX you would like to share with us?

I love the detail you put in this post. Lol, I was waiting for you to sum up the amount and tell us, but I guess you left it up to us to do it. Well, I just did it.

I got a total of $4,472. So I guess that is what it cost you based on the prices you posted.

Please help correct me if I am wrong. So this face uplift cost you about $4,500 drive out? I bet your car looks good now, but I know this cost is not cheap for sure. Many people who wanted to do such a change may probably just change their mind now after seeing this price.

Share some pictures if you wish and feel free to let us know if this did finally cost you about $4,500 or less or more?



Well, if you want to upgrade yours like him with brand new parts and not used parts where most often a piece or 2 may be scratched, broken or cracked, then it seems this will cost you around $4,500 out the door. Pretty steep, but I am sure the result will look great.
Sorry for the late response, I haven't checked this thread in a long time. Yes, the final project did end up costing me almost $4500 out the door. But I'm sure it can be done for a bit less if you can find used parts or complete assemblies in good shape.

I found someone locally selling the newer style 22" wheels for a good deal that he just took off his 2017 QX80 so I purchased them and will be getting them mounted in the near future. I'll try to post some pictures of the finished project once I get them installed.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:30 PM
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Hey everyone I just had my local pro shop do the retrofit and took all the advice on this thread. I love the new look. Its more aggressive and stylish. The blinkers were spliced and made to be day time running lamps. I have 2014 22 inch wheels. The truck now looks like a signature edition. Thank to everyone on this thread.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:32 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:54 AM
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Hey everyone I just had my local pro shop do the retrofit and took all the advice on this thread. I love the new look. Its more aggressive and stylish. The blinkers were spliced and made to be day time running lamps. I have 2014 22 inch wheels. The truck now looks like a signature edition. Thank to everyone on this thread.
Metallicbluews6,
Please email me at cmvance2@gmail.com
I have a few questions about your retrofit...which looks awesome!
Thanks,
Charles
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:00 PM
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Yes, the body shop that did the work said they could attempt to cut out the area in the lower grille so that the sensor would be visible, but they were unsure how clean it would look and I didn't want to risk them making a mistake and damaging it completely.

I guess one benefit to the sensor being covered is I never get error messages due to the sensor being dirty, and I no longer have the cruise control completely shut off when the sun is shining head on (this would previously happen even if it was in conventional cruise control mode).

As far as calibrating the camera, I took it to the dealership to get it done. They tried to calibrate it and even showed me how to make adjustments to the cameras from the head unit, but the new camera on the front still cannot be adjusted since it doesn't respond to the old software found in the pre-facelifted models.



Sorry for the late response, I haven't checked this thread in a long time. Yes, the final project did end up costing me almost $4500 out the door. But I'm sure it can be done for a bit less if you can find used parts or complete assemblies in good shape.

I found someone locally selling the newer style 22" wheels for a good deal that he just took off his 2017 QX80 so I purchased them and will be getting them mounted in the near future. I'll try to post some pictures of the finished project once I get them installed.
is it possible to take the camera off the old Grill and put it on the new grill so that the software will work?
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:44 PM
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is it possible to take the camera off the old Grill and put it on the new grill so that the software will work?
Yes, should be plug and play.
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