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Nissan Maxima Footwell Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front passenger footwell light bulb in an 8th generation 2016, 2017 or 2018 Nissan Maxima.

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2016 Maxima Glove Box
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Front Passenger Footwell
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the eighth generation (2016, 2017, 2018 and maybe also the 2019 and 2020 model years) Nissan Maxima sports sedan in changing a burnt out front passenger side footwell light bulb located under the glove box.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Altima, Juke, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Sentra, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, Kicks, NV, NV200, G25, G37, M35 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb is part number 158 (14V 3.4W).

You can also use a brighter 158 LED bulb.

No tools are needed to access and replace the light bulb.



 
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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Allow Bulb To Cool
The front passenger side footwell light bulb can easily be accessed under the glove box.

If the old bulb was recently turned on, allow it to cool off before touching it. The old bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

The OEM light bulb in this 2016 Maxima was a Toshiba 158.



 

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Old Toshiba 158 Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
Push a new # 158 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you'd like to have brighter footwell lights, install some compatible replacement 158 LED bulbs.

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Test New Light Bulb
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Footwell Bulb Replaced
If the new light bulb didn't turn on immediately, re-activate the interior lights by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

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

Please check out all of my 2016-2018 Nissan Maxima DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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