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Nissan Rogue Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change the overhead map light bulbs in a 1st generation 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue with photo illustrated steps.

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2011 Rogue Map Lights
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Pry Out Plastic Lens Cover
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Lens Cover Removed

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013) Nissan Rogue in changing a burnt out overhead map light bulb or upgrading them both to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Cube, Sentra, Altima, LEAF, Maxima, Juke, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Armada, Quest, Frontier, Titan, 370Z, G37, M37, EX37, FX37, JX35, and QX56 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement map light bulb for the 08-13 Rogue is either a miniature wedge base bulb such as a # 168, 175, 194 or a DE3175 "festoon" (fuse) style bulb depending on your model year. Either way, the steps for replacement are almost the same.

The only tool needed to replace the map light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the lens cover.

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Map Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Miniature Wedge Base
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the edge of the translucent map light bulb lens cover and the overhead console.

Gently pry out the lens at the front and rear of the outer edge.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger and pull it straight out of the socket.



 

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Map Light Bulb Socket
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Push In New Bulb
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Press Button - Test Bulb
The old T3 1/4 base bulb is marked "12V 8W" and the owner's manual specifies that the front map light bulb is "8 watts" but no part number is specified. The best I was able to find are the # 168 or 2825 bulbs which are both 5 watts.

Push in a new # 168 (or DE3175 bulb) straight in to the socket and test it by pressing the white "On/Off" button.

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Push Lens Cover In Place
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Testing Both Map Lights
Line up the white translucent plastic lens cover and gently snap it in to place.

Test both map lights by pressing on the front part of the lens cover to activate the On/Off switch.

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

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