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Nissan Murano Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam, turn signal or side marker bulb in a 2009-2014 Nissan Murano.

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2014 Murano Headlight
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Low Beam - Center
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Felt Fabric Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Nissan Murano SUV in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in the headlight housings.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, 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.

The replacement bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9006, Front Turn Signal # 1157NA and Side Marker # 2827 or WY5W.

No tools are needed to change the low beam, high beam or side marker bulbs.

To access the front turn signal bulb socket, you'll need a flathead screwdriver and a Phillips head screwdriver in order to take off the chrome colored plastic front grille.

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Pull Back Fabric Access Panel
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Base of Low Beam Bulb
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Disconnect Power Plug
The Low Beam headlight bulb can easily be accessed by folding up or pulling out the felt fabric access cover at the corner of the engine bay.

Press the release tab on the electrical connector and slide the plug straight off the base of the old low beam bulb.

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Electrical Connector Removed
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Old Low Beam Bulb
Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.
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Philips H11 LL 12V 55W
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Low Beam Bulb Housing
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Insert New # H11 Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Insert a new # H11 bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
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Side Marker - Outer Edge
Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new low beam bulb until it clicks in place.

The Front Side Marker bulb socket is located at the outer edge of the housing just past the low beam bulb.

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Grey Plastic Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Socket Removed
Reach in and rotate the grey plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Amber Colored # WY5W
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Push In New WY5W Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 2827 or WY5W bulb.

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

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High Beam - Near Inner Edge
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Base of Old Bulb
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Disconnect Power Plug
The High Beam bulb can easily be accessed just behind the headlight housing.

Press the release tab on the electrical connector and slide it straight off the base of the old high beam bulb.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Old High Beam
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Empty Bulb Housing
Rotate the base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and remove it from the housing.
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Insert New # 9006 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
Insert a new # 9006 high beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new high beam bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

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Turn Signal - Inner Corner
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Chrome Grille Fasteners
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Pry Up Center Piece
The Front Turn Signal light bulb is located at the inner corner of the headlight assembly.

The only way to access the bulb socket is to remove the chrome colored plastic grille between the two headlight housings.

Pry up the center piece of each pop rivet fastener that secure the radiator covers in place.

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Pry Out Base of Fastener
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Pry Out Other Pop Rivets
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6 Pop Rivets Removed
Once the center part of the pop rivet has been pulled out, you can pry out the base of the fastener.

If you have a pop rivet removal tool, that would be the easiest way to pull out the fasteners.

After you have removed the six pop rivet fasteners, you can pull off the passenger side radiator cover.

Repeat the process to remove the passenger side radiator cover.



 

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Remove Radiator Cover
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Loosen Plastic Phillips Head
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Remove Plastic Fastener
Loosen the black plastic Phillips head screws on the fasteners that secure the top of the chrome grille in place.

Once the black plastic Phillips head screw has been loosened, you can pry out the base of the fastener.

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Remove Other Plastic Screw
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Radiator Covers & Fasteners
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Pop Rivet - Bottom Inside
There are two fasteners with plastic Phillips head screws on the driver and passenger sides of the grille.

The last pop rivet fastener is located at the middle bottom edge of the grille.

Reach in behind the "Nissan" logo on the grill and pry up the center of the last pop rivet to before removing the base.

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Remove Last Pop Rivet
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Black Plastic Retaining Clip
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Driver Side Retaining Clip
The grille is still held in place to the front bumper cover of the car by a few retaining clips inserted in to slots.
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Release With Screwdriver
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Clip Released
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Release Passenger Side Clip
Gently push in the upper retaining clips to release them from their slots.
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Release Bottom Clips
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Gently Pull Off Grille
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One Broken Clip
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the black plastic clips along the bottom edge of the grille.

I accidentally broke a retaining clip or two, but I was still able to securely re-install the grille after changing the turn signal bulb.

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Releasing Other Clips
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Slot On Front Bumper Cover
Gently pull the grille away from the front of the vehicle.
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Chrome Grille Released
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Set Grille Aside
Set the grille aside in a safe place.
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Inner Corner of Housing
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Once the grille has been removed, you can easily access the front turn signal light bulb socket.

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

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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Insert New 1157NA Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
Push the old bulb down in to socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Push a new amber colored # 1157NA bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Slots On Front End
Test the new bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.
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Slots - Passenger Side
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Hole For Bottom Pop Rivet
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Line Up Clips & Slots
Hold the chrome grille near the front of the SUV and line up the retaining clips with their corresponding slots.
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Gently Push On Grille
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Bottom Clips Secured
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Secure Clips - Top Edge
Gently push the grille back in to place on the front of the car.

Make sure that the retaining clips all "click" securely in to place.

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Push In Black Plastic Screws
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Pop In Passenger Side Screw
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Replace Radiator Cover
Push in the two fasteners on the driver and passenger sides and pop in the black plastic Phillips head screws to secure them in place.

Lower the black plastic radiator covers back in to place.

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Driver Side Radiator Cover
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Re-Insert Pop Rivets
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Locate Hole - Bottom Front
Re-insert the black plastic fasteners and pop in the center pieces to secure them in place.

Don't forget to re-insert the pop rivet located at the center bottom edge of the grille just below the "Nissan" logo.

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Push In Last Pop Rivet
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Last Pop Rivet Secured
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Chrome Grill Replaced
Reach in next to the hood latch mechanism and replace the final pop rivet.

Double check that you have replaced all of the grille fasteners.

For more, check out my other 2009-2014 Nissan Murano DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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