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how do i change a headlight bulb on a 1999 nissan maxima

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how do i change a headlight bulb on a 1999 nissan maxima
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.

The headlamp is a semi-sealed beam type which uses a replaceable halogen bulb. The bulb can be replaced from the engine compartment side without removing the headlamp body.


  • Disconnect the battery cable.
  • Turn the bulb retaining ring counterclockwise until it is free from the headlamp reflector, and then remove it.
  • Disconnect the harness connector from the back side of the bulb.
  • Remove the headlamp bulb carefully. Do not shake or rotate the bulb when removing it.
  • Install in the reverse order of removal.

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