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Infiniti QX60 Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step (puddle) light bulb in the door panel of a 2013 to 2020 Infiniti QX60.

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2020 QX60 Door Panel
Courtesy Step Light
Pry Out Light Housing
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Infiniti QX60 luxury SUV in changing a burnt out courtesy step light (or "puddle light") in the housing attached to the bottom of the plastic interior door panel.

Owners of other Infiniti and Nissan vehicles such as the JX35, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX80, Pathfinder, Murano, Rogue, Armada, Kicks, Frontier, Titan, NV, NV200, 370Z, GT-R, Leaf, Maxima, Altima, Sentra and Versa might also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Toshiba, Maxell, Philips and Bosch.

If you would like to have brighter step lights that will also last much longer before burning out, install some 168 LED bulbs.

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

The first two steps are to open the door and then move down to the bottom rear corner of the plastic interior door panel.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver or your plastic pry bar tool in between the bottom edge of the light housing and the door panel.


Gently Remove Housing
Light Housing Removed
Disconnect Power Plug
Gently pry out the light housing.

You may need to remove and re-insert the screwdriver on the other side of the housing.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The light housing should pop out relatively easily.

Pull the housing out of the opening in the door panel.

Push in the release button on the white plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight out of its socket.

Pry Off Lens Cover
Old Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Bulb
Place the light housing down on a soft surface to prevent from scratching the lens cover.

Gently pry the lens cover off the white plastic housing with the flat head screwdriver.

You may need to gently pry at each of the four corners to release all of the retaining clips holding the lens cover in place.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The old bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

Old Bulb Removed
Empty Bulb Socket
OEM Toshiba 168 Bulb
The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2020 QX60 was marked as part number Toshiba 168.
Push In New Light Bulb
Snap On Lens Cover
Push In Power Plug
Push a new number 168 miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter courtesy step lights, install some compatible replacement 168 LED bulbs.

Slide the electrical connector straight into the socket on the light housing.

You should hear or feel the power plug "click" securely into place.

Opening In Door Panel
Pop In Light Housing
Test New Light Bulb
Re-insert the wire back into the opening in the door panel.

Gently snap the light housing back into place.

Double check that the housing is securely attached to the door panel.

To test the new bulb, open and close the door or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

Tip - If you installed LED bulbs and they don't work, try removing them from their sockets, rotating them 180 degrees and pushing them back into their sockets. 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 SUV's service records.

Please take a look at all of the 2013-2020 Infiniti QX60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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