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Nissan Versa Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low / high beam, turn signal and side marker light bulb in a 2009 to 2012 Nissan Versa.

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2019 Versa Headlight
Look Behind Housing
Low & High Beam Bulb
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Nissan Versa sedan in changing a burnt out dual filament combination low beam and high beam headlight bulb, front turn signal light bulb or the front side marker light bulb.

Owners of other Nissan vehicle such as the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue,  Note, Leaf, Juke, Kicks, Latio, Almera, Sunny, Qashqai, NV200, Pathfinder, Frontier and X-Trail may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low / High Beam # 9003 (HB2 H4), Front Turn Signal # 3457A (also known as 3457NA or 3457AK) and Front Side Marker # 2825 (also known as W5W).

If you would like to have brighter headlight bulbs that will also last much longer before burning out compared to the traditional halogen and incandescent light bulbs, install some 9003 LED, 3457A LED and 2825 LED bulbs.

Note - The earlier 2012 and 2013 Nissan Versa model years were equipped with bayonet style front turn signal light bulbs which are part number 7507 (also known PY21W).

Please check your old light bulbs before buying new ones. The correct light bulb part numbers might vary depending on the model year, trim level and where your vehicle was manufactured.

The first two steps are to open the hood and move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out light bulb.

The headlight is a dual filament bulb that acts as both the low beam and high beam lights.


Pull Off Power Plug
Pull Off Rubber Cover
Dust Cap Removed
Gently pull the black plastic electrical connector straight off the three metal blades on the base of the old light bulb.

If you have trouble removing the power plug, try gently wiggling it back and forth while pulling it straight off.

Carefully pull the rubber dust cap off the back side of the headlight housing.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

Two Metal Retaining Bars
Push Forward & Down
Release Top Metal Bar
The headlight bulb retaining clip has two metal bars that securely hold it in place.

Gently push the end of the lower arm forward and then down out of the metal hook on the bulb socket.

Repeat the process to release the top arm of the retaining clip.

Swing Open Retaining Clip
Remove Old Light Bulb
Osram HB2 9003 H4 Bulb
Swing open the two arms of the retaining clip to release the old light bulb.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket in the headlight housing.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb was marked as part number Osram HB2 DOT 9003 L Germany Bilux 12V 60/55W H4 U 37R E1 00801 w8b7.

Clean New Light Bulb
Empty Bulb Housing
Install New Headlight Bulb
Avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, clean it off with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Any grease or dirt left on the glass surface of the new bulb could lead to a hot spot which may reduce the life span of the bulb and cause it to burn out prematurely.

Orientate the three metal tabs on the new bulb in the correct position.

Insert the new 9003 bulb into the opening in the rear of the headlight assembly.

If you would like to have bright headlights, install a compatible replacement 9003 LED bulb.

Secure Retaining Arms
Rubber Debris Cover
Push On Rubber Cover
Swing the retaining bars back over the new base of the new light bulb.

Push the two retaining arms forward and then secure them to the top and bottom hooks.

Push the rubber dust boot back into place over the base of the new light bulb.

Push On Power Plug
Side Marker - Outer Edge
Small Black Bulb Socket
Line up the electrical connector and push it back into place over the three metal blades on the base of the new headlight bulb.

The front side marker light bulb is located at the rear outer edge of the housing.

Locate the small black plastic bulb socket inside the engine bay.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Gently pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing the old bulb due to corrosion (rust) or other debris, try carefully wiggling the bulb back and forth before pulling it straight out.

Push In New Light Bulb
Empty Bulb Housing
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Push a new number 2825 miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

If you'd like to have brighter front side marker lights, install a pair of compatible replacement 2825 LED bulbs.

Re-insert the bulb socket into the opening in the rear of the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Turn Signal - Inner Corner
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Front Turn Signal Light
The front turn signal light bulb is situated at the inner edge of the housing.

Reach down into the engine bay and rotate the round orange / tan colored plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out.

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
Push In New Turn Signal
Carefully pull the old wedge base turn signal light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing the old light bulb due to rust, sand or other debris, put on some protective gloves and gently wiggle the bulb back and forth while pulling it straight out.

Avoid using excessive pressure on the old bulb to prevent from having it break and cut your fingers.

If you have a 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Versa, the compatible replacement light bulb should be the 3457AK (also known as 3457A or 3457NA).

If you have an earlier 2012 or 2013 Versa, the owner's manual lists the compatible front turn signal light bulb as being part number 7507.

For the 7507 bayonet style light bulb with the round base, you will need to push the bulb down into the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out. Then to install a new bayonet style bulb, push it down into the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Push a new wedge base 3457AK light bulb down into the socket.

1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Test New Light Bulbs
Headlight Bulb Replaced
Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

To test the new light bulbs, turn on the parking lights, turn on the headlights, flash the high beams and activate the hazard signals.

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

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

Please check out all of my 2012-2019 Nissan Versa DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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