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Nissan Juke Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out brake, turn signal or reverse bulb in the tail lights of a 1st generation 2010-2016 Nissan Juke.

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2014 Juke Tail Light
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Open Cargo Tailgate Door
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Loosen Upper 10mm Screw

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Nissan Juke in changing a burnt out brake, rear turn signal / parking light

Owners of other Nissan vehicles such as the Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Cube, Leaf, Pathfinder, 370Z, Rogue, Xterra, Murano, Armada, Quest, Frontier and Titan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Brake # 7440, Turn Signal / Parking Light # 7443 and Reverse # 921.

The tools needed to remove the tail light assembly and replace the bulbs include a 10mm socket, an extension bar, a ratcheting wrench and a flathead screwdriver or a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool.

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Remove Lower 10mm Bolt
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Two 10mm Bolts Removed
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Pry On Outer Edge
The first two steps are to open the tailgate door and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out tail light bulb.

Remove the two bolts along the inner edge of the tail light housing by turning them counterclockwise ("lefty loosy") with the 10mm socket attached to an extension bar and a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

Set the two bolts aside in a safe place.

The tail light housing is still held in place to the rear corner of the vehicle by three pegs or "spikes" on the back side that act as friction fasteners inserted in to grommets.

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Loosen Side Peg Fasteners
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Pull Off Tail Light Housing
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Three Metal "Spikes"
If you have trouble pulling the housing off the rear of the vehicle, insert a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic automotive panel removal tool in between the outer edge of the housing and the metal body panel.

Gently pry at several locations along the outer edge of the tail light housing to loosen the three pegs from their grommets.

Pull the tail light housing straight off the rear of the vehicle.

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Turn Over Tail Light Assembly
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Turn Signal & Parking Light

Turn over the tail light housing and rest it on the bumper.

You may want to place a towel down on the bumper to protect the painted surfaces and the plastic tail light lens.

The Turn Signal & Parking light bulb is located near the outer edge of the housing.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove it from the housing.



 
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Pull Out Old # 7443 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old # 7440 Brake
Pull the old turn signal bulb straight out and push in a new # 7443 bulb.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The Brake light bulb socket is located near the center of the housing.

Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it from the housing.

Pull the old brake light bulb out of the socket and push in a new # 7440 bulb.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Reverse Light Bulb Socket
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Pull Out Old # 921 Bulb
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

The Reverse light bulb socket is located near the inner edge of the housing.

Rotate the small socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 921 bulb.

If you want brighter reverse lights, there are 921 LED bulb options available.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Line Up Pegs & Holes
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Push On Tail Light Housing
Re-insert the reverse bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 clockwise to secure it in place.

Line up the three metal pegs or "spikes" on the back of the tail light housing with their corresponding grommets on the rear corner of the vehicle.

Carefully push the tail light housing back in to place.

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Replace Upper 10mm Screw
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Tighten Both 10mm Bolts
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Test New Tail Light Bulbs
Replace the two 10mm bolts and tighten them in the clockwise direction.

Avoid over tightening the bolts to prevent from cracking the inner edge of the plastic tail light housing.

Test the new tail light bulbs by having someone step on the brake pedal, activate the hazard signals and place the transmission in reverse.

For more, check out my other Nissan Juke DIY Repair Guides.
 

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