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Nissan Altima Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker bulb in a 2013, 2014 or 2015 Nissan Altima.

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2014 Altima Headlight
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Turn Front Wheels
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Turn Signal In Lower Bumper

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the refreshed 2016 model year) Nissan Altima sedan in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker bulb in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The replacement bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # H9, Front Turn Signal # 7444NA and Side Marker # 2825 (also 168 or W5W).

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the plastic pop rivet fasteners.

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Pry Out Center Part of Fastener
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Remove Entire Fastener
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Pull Back Wheel Well Liner
Turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out headlight bulb.

To access the Low Beam bulb, you'll need to remove the plastic pop rivet at the front of the wheel well liner or the "splash guard".

Gently pry out the center part of the pop rivet before pulling the fastener straight out.

Carefully pull back the black plastic wheel well liner.

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Low Beam Headlight Bulb
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Release Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Pull back the release tab on the low beam bulb's electrical connector and slide the plug straight off the base of the old bulb.

Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Remove Old Bulb
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Philips H11 LL
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Empty Bulb Housing
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol.

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Insert New H11 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
Insert a new # H11 bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new low beam bulb.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Side Marker Bulb
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Old # W5W Bulb
The Front Side Marker bulb socket is located next to the low beam bulb.

Rotate the small black plastic socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 2825, 168 or W5W bulb.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 194 or a compatible LED unit.



 

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Sidemarker Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Reach In To Turn Signal
Re-insert the side marker bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The Front Turn Signal bulb socket is located near the bottom of the front bumper cover.

Reach in past the wheel well liner and rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it out of the housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Push In New # 7444NA
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 7444NA bulb.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Close Wheel Well Liner
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Re-Insert Fastener
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Push In Center Part
Replace the wheel well liner and re-insert the plastic fastener.

Push in the center part of the pop rivet to secure it in place.

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High Beam - Inner Corner
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Washer Fluid Filler Hose
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Pry Up Center of Fastener
The High Beam bulb is located at the inner corner of the headlight housing.

To access the high beam bulb on the driver side of the vehicle, you may need to remove the 12V battery. (For more info on that procedure, check out my 2013-2015 Nissan Altima 12V Battery Replacement Guide.)

To access the high beam bulb on the passenger side, you will need to remove the windshield wiper fluid fill tube.

Pry up the part of the black plastic pop rivet and then pull out the entire fastener.

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Fastener Removed
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Pull Out Filler Tube
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Reach In To High Beam
Pull the windshield wiper fluid filler tub straight out of the engine bay and set it aside in a safe place.

Reach in behind the headlight assembly and disconnect the power plug on the base of the old high beam bulb.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Osram H9 High Beam Bulb
Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Insert New High Beam
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Testing New Headlight Bulbs
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Test Turn Signal Bulb
Insert a new # H9 high beam bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

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Re-Insert Wiper Fluid Tube
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Replace Plastic Fastener
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Pop Rivet Replaced
Push the wiper fluid fill tube back down in to place.

Re-insert the black plastic pop rivet and push down the center of the fastener to secure it in place.

For more, check out my other 2013-2015 Nissan Altima DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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