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Nissan Altima Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam or side marker light bulb in a 2019 to 2024 Nissan Altima.

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2020 Altima Headlights
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Turn Wheels, Make Room
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Wheel Well Liner
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and the revised or "face lifted" 2023 and 2024 Nissan Altima sedan in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or front side marker light bulb in the headlight housings. (The front turn signal and fog light bulbs are located in a separate housing at the bottom of the front bumper cover.)

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 compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005 and Front Side Marker # W5W (or 2825).

If you'd like to have brighter headlight bulbs, install some H11 LED, 9005 LED and W5W LED units.

The tools needed to access and replace the low beam and the front side marker light bulb include a flat head screwdriver and a plastic pry bar tool.

The first two steps are to turn the front wheels in the opposite direction of the low beam or side marker light bulb you'd like to replace first. This will create more working room in the wheel well in front of the tire.



 

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Unlock Fastener
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Pop Rivet Removed
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Pry Out Wheel Well Liner
Locate the black plastic pop rivet fastener in front of the tire.

Unlock the center of the pop rivet by using a flat head screwdriver.

Then pry out the base of the pop rivet and set the fastener aside in a safe place.

Use a plastic pry bar tool to gently remove the black plastic wheel well liner.

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Wheel Liner Released
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Bulb Sockets Exposed
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Pull Back Release Clip
Pull back the wheel well liner to access the low beam and front side marker bulb sockets.

The low beam bulb (on this 2020 Altima) has a green plastic piece with the manufacturer and part number information.

Gently pull back the clip towards the back of the car to release the electrical connector.

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<-- Pull Back Clip
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Power Plug Disconnected
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
While holding the release clip back (towards the rear of the car), slide the power plug off the old low beam light bulb.

Rotate the base of the old low beam bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it out of the housing.

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Low Beam Bulb Removed
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OEM Part Number
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Empty Bulb Housing
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen light bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Any grease or oil on the new bulb may cause a hot spot that will lead to the bulb burning out prematurely.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Push On Power Plug
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Gray Side Marker Socket
Insert the new H11 bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

If you'd like to have a brighter low beam light bulb that will also last much longer before burning out like the halogen bulb, install a compatible replacement H11 LED bulb.

Push the power plug back on to the base of the new low beam bulb. It should "click" securely into place.

Locate the small gray plastic front side marker light bulb socket on the right of the low beam bulb.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
Rotate the front side marker bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket. Push a new number W5W miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

Wipe the new bulb clean.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Replace Well Liner
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Reinsert Pop Rivet
Reinsert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

Replace the wheel well liner and replace the pop rivet.

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Push In Pop Rivet
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High Beam - Inner Corner
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Top of Engine Bay
The high beam bulb light bulb is located closer to the inner corner of the headlight housing.

It can be accessed from the top of the engine bay.

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High Beam Bulb
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Push In Release Tab
Reach in from the top of the engine bay and push in the release tab on the electrical connector for the high beam bulb.

Slide the power plug straight off the base of the old high beam bulb.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Base of Old High Beam
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Rotate the base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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High Beam Bulb Removed
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High Beam Part Number
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High Beam Bulb Housing
The OEM high beam light was a Sylvania HB3 U 9005 E1 22N 12V 60W halogen bulb.
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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Push On Power Plug
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
Wipe the new 9005 high beam bulb clean and insert it in the housing.

Rotate the bulb 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

Push on the power plug.

To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights and flash the high beams.

If you need to change the front turn signal or fog light bulb, check the link below for my other tutorials.

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

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