All bolts and nuts are 10 mm. It is almost hidden behind the frame that supports the radiator, headlights etc. Carefully pull back the black plastic wheel well liner. With a little wiggling the 2 headlight assemblies and the grille should come out as 1 piece. I purchased new high quality replacement bulbs, had headlights re-aimed, and had headlight covers professionally cleaned. On a highway with no streetlights visibility is only approximately 3 feet with a sharp cut off.
The dim headlights are so dim, on unlit roads, you must run the brights at all times in order to see the road and the curb. At the back of the headlamp capsule there is a large white cap with wires going into the center. Nissan does not honor any type of warranty on this issue, however they have given their service dept a bullitin so that they know of this problem. Loosen the lower outside headlamp bolt both headlight assemblies 2. Installation of the headlight assemblies is the reverse of removal with additional steps as noted below. If you have two nuts on each, one will adjust the vertical and the other will adjust the horizontal.
Even if the bottom tab breaks. If I drive with high beams other cars flash me to lower the light because I blind them with the high beams. The ring is located about 8 inches from either end of the car. The Front Side Marker bulb socket is located next to the low beam bulb. You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb.
Reach in behind the headlight assembly and disconnect the power plug on the base of the old high beam bulb. Looking inside of the reflector assembly in the projection headlight unit, the reflector is discolored and burnt up instead of bright and reflective. It has 82k miles on it. Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay. Its very hard to drive at night with this poor lighting. The failure mileage was 125,000. And do the opposite when putting the new headlights on.
Adding More Information If you would like to help the Modified Life community by adding any missing information or adding a new light bulb size information to our resource, please feel free to post it at the bottom of this page. Position the plastic ring and turn it ccw until it clicks into place. The contact stated that the low beam headlights were dim and the high beam headlights had to be used when driving. I got them both replaced for no charge. Remove upper outside headlight bolt both assemblies 3. When on coming cars pass visibility of the line on the either side of the road is very minimal. If you are doing the passenger side you can test your work by turning on your lights high and low beams.
As simple … as it sounds, the owner's manual is the best place to start for brake light bulb replacement instructions and illustrations. The arrow head shaped end of the clip projects out the back of the headlight assemblies and the metal frame. With a frame that was built to last and a luxurious, state-of-the-art interior, your car gets you where you need to go in style. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. On secondary roads with no line visibility of either side of the road when there is an on coming car is practically not there forcing me to slow my speed drastically to keep from either running off the road or hitting the on coming car. The vehicle was not diagnosed, but the headlights were replaced.
Unfortunately for me, I did not know about the high amount of customers having to spend so much money to fix a problem Nissan knows about?? As simple as it sounds, the… well I am getting ready to replace mine today and what the dealership told me was to replace the driver side I have to remove the air box and the air return just to get to the bulbs but after I do all of that I should be able to get to the bulbs just fine, or just bring it into the dealership and pay them 75 dollars to replace a bulb for me thanks…. Use of the replacement bulb size information is at your own risk. Always verify all light bulb sizes, bulb voltage usage and bulb wattage before applying any information found here to your 2009 Nissan Altima. If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol. Reconnect the top bracket with it's screw.
You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb. Before installing a light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt. You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb. When I looked into quotes on my 2003 Altima headlights, I found out that there was a recall issue on the headlight assembly and they were going out too fast. This again, is flat out disgusting. Please help support this website by shopping at.