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Nissan Pathfinder Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover of a 4th generation 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder.

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2016 Pathfinder Fog Light
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Look Under Bumper Cover
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Loosen Counterclockwise

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and probably also the updated 2017 model year) Nissan Pathfinder SUV in changing a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Sentra, 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 compatible replacement fog light bulb is part number H11.

The tools needed to access and replace the fog light bulbs include a Torx T20 star bit screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver.

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Remove 2nd T20 Screw
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Third T-20 Screw
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Pry Out Center of Fastener
The first two steps are to move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out fog light bulb and then look under the front bumper cover.

Locate the three Torx T20 screws and the one plastic pop rivet fastener that secures the fog light bulb access panel to underside of the bumper cover.

Remove the three screws by turning them counterclockwise with the Torx T-20 screwdriver.

Set the three screws aside in a safe place.

Then pry out the center of the plastic pop rivet fastener with a flathead screwdriver.

After the center of the fastener has been released, gently pry out the base of the pop rivet to remove it.

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Pull Out Plastic Pop Rivet
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3 T20 Screws & 1 Fastener
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Remove Access Panel
Set the plastic pop rivet aside with the three screws.

Gently pull out the plastic access cover from the underside of the bumper cover.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

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Fog Light Bulb Exposed
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Disconnect Power Plug
Look under the front bumper cover and locate the black plastic base of the old fog light bulb.

Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Gently pull back on the release tab before sliding the electrical connector straight off the base of the old light bulb.



 

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Osram H11 Halogen Bulb
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Electrical Connector
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Empty Bulb Housing
The OEM bulb was an Osram H11 12V 55W.
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Line Up Access Cover
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Push In Plastic Pop Rivet
Install the new H11 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 fog light bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

Line up the access cover with the underside of the bumper cover.

Re-insert the plastic pop rivet and push in the center of the fastener to secure it in place.

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Tighten T20 Clockwise
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Access Cover Replaced
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Test New Fog Light Bulb
Re-insert the three screws and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the Torx T-20 screwdriver until they are snug.

Test the new light bulb by turning on the headlights and activating the fog light switch.

For more, check out all of my 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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