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Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2021 Nissan Qashqai or Rogue Sport.

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2020 Rogue Sport
Right Cargo Area Light
Insert Screwdriver
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Qashqai and the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport (USA) in changing a burnt out cargo area (also known as the "trunk") light bulb or upgrading both of the lights to brighter LED units.

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

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb was marked as part number HT A12V5W * 99 and measured about 27mm to 28mm in length.

The compatible replacement aftermarket "festoon" style light bulb part numbers include the following DE3021 (1.1" or 27.94mm long) and DE3022 (1.15" or 29.21mm long).

If you'd like to have brighter cargo area lights that will also last much longer before burning out compared to the traditional incandescent bulbs, install some DE3021 LED or DE3022 LED bulbs.

You could probably also fit a larger DE3175 (1.23" or 31mm long) festoon bulb into the socket by bending back the metal electrical contacts.

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

Insert the blade of the screwdriver into the notch at the front edge of the light housing.

Gently pry out the front edge of the housing (located closer to the front of the car).


Pry Out Light Housing
Light Housing Removed
Push In Release Tab
Pull the light housing straight out of the opening in the cargo area's interior panel.

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

Disconnect Power Plug
Light Housing Removed
Pry Off Gray Cover
Use the flat head screwdriver or the plastic pry bar tool to separate the gray plastic cover from the back side of the light housing.
Back Cover Removed
Pull Back Metal Contact
Lift Bulb Out of Socket
Be careful when you remove the old light bulb. If it was recently turned on, the bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull back one of the flexible electrical contacts and pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Old Light Bulb Removed
Install New Light Bulb
Pop On Rear Cover
The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb was marked as part number HT A12V5W*99. It measures about 27mm to 28mm or 1.1".

Push a new number DE3021 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter cargo area lights, install some compatible replacement DE3021 LED units.

Make sure the new bulb is properly seated in the socket between the two metal electrical contacts.

Gently snap the gray plastic cover back over the light housing.

Slide In Power Plug
Re-Insert Wires First
Push In Front Edge
Push the electrical connector straight into the socket.

The new cargo area light bulb should turn on immediately. If the new bulb doesn't turn on, press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

Re-insert the wires into the opening in the cargo area panel.

Then gently pop in the retaining clip on the front edge of the light housing.

Test New Light Bulb
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Cargo Area Bulb Changed
Make sure the light housing is flush with the cargo area's interior panel at every edge.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, remove it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Don't forget to write down the bulb change in your car's service records.

Please check out all of the 2014-2021 Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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