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Nissan Frontier Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 2nd generation 2005 to 2016 Nissan Frontier.

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2016 Frontier Map Lights
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver

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 map light bulb in the overhead console.

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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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to 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 flathead screwdriver in between the inner edge of the lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the lens cover. You might need to re-insert the screwdriver in another place near the inner edge.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Set the translucent plastic lens cover aside in a safe place.

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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
If the old bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it.

The bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Gently pull back one of two metal electrical contacts to release the old bulb from the socket.

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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
The OEM light bulb was a Toshiba 12V 8W festoon bulb.
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Insert New DE3175 Bulb
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Press Button - Test New Bulb
Insert a new number DE3175 bulb in to the socket.

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

Test the new light bulb by pressing the grey plastic "On/Off" buttons.

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Line Up Lens Cover
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Re-Insert Outer Edge
Re-insert the outer edge of the lens cover back in to the housing.
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Pop In Lens Cover
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Testing Map Lights
Gently snap in the inner edge of the lens cover.

Check that the new map light bulbs work properly by pressing the outer edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switches.

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

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