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Nissan Altima Rear Passenger Courtesy Reading Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb by the grab handle of a 2013, 2014 or 2015 Nissan Altima.

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2014 Altima Rear Passenger Light
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the updated 2016 model year) Nissan Altima sedan in changing a burnt out overhead rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb located in the headliner near the grab handle.

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 OEM bulb in this 2014 Altima sedan was a Toshiba 12V 8W (12 volts, 8 watts). But you can use any miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, W5W, 2825, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
Gently pry out the lens cover with the small flathead screwdriver.

Set aside the lens cover in a safe place.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Toshiba 12V 8W
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Push In New Bulb
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Test New Light Bulb
Push a new miniature wedge base bulb straight in to the socket.

You may use various miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, W5W, 194, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

Test the new bulb by flipping the "On/Off" rocker switch to the "On" position.

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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
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Gently Pop In Lens Cover
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New Bulb Installed
Re-insert the plastic tabs on one edge of the lens cover back in to the housing.

Gently pop in the other edge of the lens cover.

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

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