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Nissan Altima Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of a 5th generation 2013, 2014 & 2015 Nissan Altima sedan.

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2014 Altima Sun Visor
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Flip Open Mirror Cover
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Gently Pry Off Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and the revised 2016 model year) Nissan Altima sedan in changing a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor.

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.

A replacement vanity mirror light bulb is either part # 13502343 from ACDelco or # TS-14V1CP from various manufacturers.

Other compatible miniature "fuse" type bulbs include the # 6614F, Eiko 40842 - 6614F, Bulbrite 756320 - 6614F, and the Putco 230003 LED.

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

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Carefully Pull Off Lens
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Retaining Clips On Lens Cover
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Carefully Pry Out Old Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the end of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the edge of the lens cover and the bulb housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover with out placing pressure on the glass mirror.

You may need to re-insert the screwdriver in several locations to release the lens cover.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Either pull out the old bulb with your fingers or very carefully pry it out at one of the metal end caps with the screwdriver.

Do not pry out the bulb at the glass middle section to prevent from having it shatter and send glass shards in to your face.

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Empty Bulb Socket
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Old Bulb Removed
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Push In New Light Bulb
Insert a new miniature "fuse" type bulb such as the ACDelco # 13502343, the # TS-14V1CP bulb or a # 6614F.

The OEM bulb is a 12V (12 volt) 0.15A bulb and the owner's manual specifies that the part number is HTU-14V. I was unable to locate this bulb at various retail websites.

Push the new bulb straight in to the socket.



 

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New Bulb Working
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Line Up Retaining Clips
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Push On Lens Cover
If the new bulb is working properly, it should light up immediately.

Line up the retaining clips on the back side of the lens cover with the bulb housing.

Gently push the lens cover back in to place.

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Pop In Retaining Clips
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Testing New Vanity Bulb
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Close Mirror Cover
Test the new vanity mirror light bulb by opening and closing the cover.

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

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