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Nissan Versa Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out dome light bulb in a second generation 2012 to 2019 Nissan Versa sedan.

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2019 Versa Dome Light
Dome Light Bulb Housing
Pry Off Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Nissan Versa sedan in changing a burnt out dome light bulb (or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit).

Owners of other Nissan vehicle such as the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue,  Note, Leaf, Juke, Kicks, Latio, Almera, Sunny, Qashqai, NV200, Pathfinder, Frontier and X-Trail may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement "festoon" style light bulb part number is DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Bosch, GE and Philips.

If you'd like to have a brighter dome light, install a DE3175 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is either a small flat head screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces or tearing the fabric headliner, either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of your plastic pry bar tool in between the translucent lens cover and the light housing on the left (driver) side near the "On / Off / Door" switch.

Gently pry open the left side of the lens cover.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover's retaining clips should pop out relatively easily.


Swing Down Left Side
Remove Hook - Right
Two Hooks & Slot
Swing down the left side of the lens cover.

Carefully remove the two small plastic hooks on the right side of the lens cover from the slot.

Old Light Bulb Exposed
Pull Back Metal Tab
Remove Old Light Bulb
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Gently pull back the flexible metal electrical contact on the left (driver side) of the socket.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Old Light Bulb Removed
Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New Light Bulb
Push a new DE3175 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you'd like to have a brighter dome light that will also last much longer before burning out like the traditional incandescent bulb, install a compatible replacement DE3175 LED bulb.

Make sure the new light bulb is securely seated in the socket.

Test New Light Bulb
Line Up Hooks & Slot
Re-Attach Hooks
To test the new light, move the "On / Off / Door" switch to the "On" position.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, try removing it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some brands of LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Line up the two small hooks on the right (passenger) side of the lens cover with the slot on the right side of the light housing.

Re-insert the hooks into the slot.

Swing To Left & Up
Test New Light Bulb
Set Switch To "Door"
Swing the left side of the lens cover up and towards the light housing.

Gently pop the retaining clips back into place to secure the lens cover.

I recommend moving the switch to the "Door" position so that the dome light will turn on when ever the driver door or any passenger door is opened.

Be sure to write down the bulb change in your car's service records.

Please check out all of my 2012-2019 Nissan Versa DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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