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Nissan Sentra Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in the headliner of a 7th generation 2013 to 2015 Nissan Sentra.

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2014 Sentra Dome Light
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Pull Down Driver Side

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the revised 2016 and 2017 model years) Nissan Sentra sedan in changing a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in the headliner.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" type light bulb is part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

I recommend the Sylvania DE3175 Long Life light bulbs.

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

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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Back Electrical Contact
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the lens cover and the housing on the left (driver) side near the switch.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Pull back the tab on the metal electrical contact to release the old bulb from the socket.

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Release Old Light Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
The replacement festoon style light bulb part number is DE3175.



 

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Insert New DE3175 Bulb
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Test New Light Bulb
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs
Pull back the metal tab and install the new DE3175 bulb in to the socket.

(Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around in the socket.)

Test the new dome light bulb by sliding the switch to the "On" position.

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Gently Pop In Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Slide Switch To "Door"
Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the right (passenger) side of the lens cover in first.

Gently snap in the left (driver) side of the lens cover in to the housing.

I'd recommend moving the "On / Off / Door" switch to the "Door" position so that the dome light will turn on when ever a passenger door is opened.

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

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