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Nissan Altima Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change burnt out dome light bulbs in a 6th generation 2019 to 2024 Nissan Altima sedan.

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2020 Altima Dome Light
Gently Pry Off Lens Cover
Plastic Pry Bar Tool
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and the revised or "facelifted" 2023 and 2024 Nissan Altima sedan in changing a burnt out dome light bulb or upgrading both of them to brighter LED units.

Owners of other Nissan, Infiniti or related Renault vehicles such as the Rogue, X-Trail, Note, Versa, Rogue Sport / Qashqai, Maxima, Sentra, Juke, Kicks, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada, Frontier, Titan, Quest, NV200, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) dome light bulb in this 2020 Altima was marked as part number W8W (8 watts) which can be difficult to find.

I recommend buying the similar and easy to find W5W or 2825 (5 watt) bulbs.

The best choice would be to buy brighter 2825 LED units that will last much longer before burning out like the traditional incandescent bulbs.

The only tool needed to remove the lens cover in order to access and replace the bulbs is a small plastic pry bar tool or a small flat head screwdriver such as from a precision screwdriver set.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver or the plastic pry bar tool in between the front edge of the lens cover and the headliner.


Lens Cover Removed
Two Bulbs Exposed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Gently pry off the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop off relatively easily.

There are two dome light bulbs. Allow them to cool off before touching them.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Old Light Bulb Removed
Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New Light Bulb
The OEM light bulb is marked as part number "W8W" (8 watts) which seems almost impossible to find.

I just replace W8W bulbs with the easier to find W5W or 2825 (5 watt) bulbs.

Push a new W5W light bulb straight into the socket.

Translucent Lens Cover
Line Up Lens Cover
Secure Retaining Clips
Line up the lens cover and gently snap it back into place.
Lens Cover Secured
Test New Light Bulb
Map Light Bulbs Changed
To test the new light bulbs, press the "On / Off" buttons.

Tip - If you installed LED bulbs and they don't work, try removing them from the sockets, rotate them 180 degrees and push them back into place. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

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

Please take a look at all of my 2019-2024 Nissan Altima DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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