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Nissan Sentra Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 6th generation B16 2007 to 2012 Nissan Sentra.

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2012 Sentra Trunk Light
Pull Back Retaining Clip
Swing Open Plastic Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation "B16" (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012) Nissan Sentra sedan in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk.

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

A replacement bulb is part number 158 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, W5W, 2825 or a brighter LED unit.

No tools are needed to replace the bulb.

Pull Out Old Bulb
Old # 158 Mini Wedge Base
Empty Bulb Socket
The first two steps are to pop open the trunk and then locate the bulb housing on the ceiling of the trunk in between the two rear deck speakers.

Gently pull back the plastic retaining clip on the front of the housing and swing open the plastic cover.

If the old bulb was recently on or it is still illuminated, be careful since the bulb may be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

Push In New Bulb
New Trunk Bulb Working
Snap Plastic Cover Closed
Push a new # 158 bulb straight in to the socket. (You could also use a 168, W5W or 2825 light bulb.)

If you would like to have a brighter cargo area light, install a compatible replacement 168 LED bulb.

Close the plastic lens cover and gently snap the retaining clip back in to place.

For more, check out my other 2007-2012 Nissan Sentra Maintenance & Repair Guides.

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