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How do i change a headlight for my 2003 nissan sentra gxe?

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how do i change a headlight for my 2003 nissan sentra gxe?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  BigBob replied 8 years ago.

Bulb Replacement
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.

Grasp only the plastic base when handling the bulb. Never touch the glass envelope.

  1. Disconnect the battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the harness connector from the back side of the headlamp bulb.
  3. Turn the bulb retaining ring counterclockwise and remove.
  4. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out of the headlamp assembly. Do not shake the bulb when removing it.
  5. Install in the reverse order of removal.
CAUTION: Do not leave headlamp reflector without bulb for a long period of time. Dust, moisture, smoke, etc. entering headlamp body may affect the performance of the headlamp. Remove headlamp bulb from the headlamp reflector just before a replacement bulb is installed.

Good luck,