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Nissan Frontier Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 2nd generation 2005 to 2016 Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

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2016 Frontier Dome Light
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Bulb Housing In Headliner
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Screwdriver In Small Notch

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation "D40 Series" (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Nissan Frontier pickup truck in changing a burnt out dome light bulb in the headliner.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Navara, Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Sentra, 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" style bulb is part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko.

You can also use a brighter LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace is a small flathead screwdriver or a small plastic pry bar tool.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Pull Back Metal Contact
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Remove Old Light Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or you can use a small plastic automotive panel pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch near the front edge of the lens cover close to the switch.

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

Pull back one of the metal electrical contacts to release the old bulb from the socket.

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Old Bulb Removed
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Insert New Bulb In Socket
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Test New Light Bulb
Insert a new # DE3175 light bulb in to the socket.

If you are installing an LED light bulb and it doesn't work at first, it might be polarized. Try flipping it around 180 degrees in the socket.

Test the new light bulb by moving the "On / Off" switch to the "On" position.

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Re-Insert Rear Edge First
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Pop In Front Edge
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Testing New Dome Light
Re-insert the rear edge of the lens cover in to the housing first.

Gently snap in the front edge of the lens cover.

For more, check out my other Nissan Frontier DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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