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Nissan Altima Door Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the passenger door panels of a 2013, 2014 & 2015 Nissan Altima.

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2014 Altima Step Light
Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
Remove Light Housing
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the updated 2016 model year) Nissan Altima sedan in changing a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the housing at the bottom of the plastic interior passenger door panels.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is a miniature wedge base bulb such as the # 168, W5W, 2825, 194, 158 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flat head screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool used to pry out the light housing.

Press Release Tab
Remove Power Plug
Carefully Push Out Old Bulb
Insert the blade of your small flathead screwdriver in between the rear edge of the courtesy step light bulb housing and the interior door panel.

Gently pry out the housing and remove it from the door panel.

Press the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector before sliding the plug straight out of its socket.

Carefully pull the old bulb out of the socket.

If the old bulb is still hot, you can use the flathead screwdriver to gently push the old bulb out of the socket from the bottom edge.

Old Bulb Removed
Old Miniature Wedge Base

Push In New # 194 Bulb
Push On Power Plug
Re-Insert Wires
Push a new # 168 (or 194, W5W, 2825 or an LED) miniature wedge base bulb straight in to the socket.

Push the electrical connector back in to its socket.

If the new bulb is working properly, it should light up immediately.

First, re-insert the wires in to the opening at the bottom of the interior door panel.

Pop In Light Housing
Light Housing Replaced
New Step Light Installed
Gently snap in the light housing.

For more, check out my other 2013-2015 Nissan Altima DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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