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Nissan Rogue Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area or "trunk" light bulb in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2018 Nissan Rogue SUV.

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2016 Rogue Cargo Light
Screwdriver In Notch
Pull Out Light Housing
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016 and the facelifted 2017 or 2018 model year Nissan Rogue SUV in changing a burnt out cargo area (or "trunk") light bulb.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Murano, Altima, Titan, Versa, Sentra, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Juke, Pathfinder, Armada, Patrol, Skyline, Cube, X-Trail, Xterra, Qashqai, Rogue Sport, NV200, NV400, Teana, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A compatible replacement "festoon" style light bulb is part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Press Release Tab
Disconnect Power Plug
Open Plastic Cover
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to either use a plastic pry bar tool or cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the tool in to the small notch on the top edge of the light housing.

Gently pry out the top edge of the housing and pull it out of the cargo area panel.

Pull open the hinged grey plastic cover. The cover opens from the side closest to the power socket.

Grey Plastic Shield Open
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
DE 3175 Light Bulb
Be careful when you remove the old light bulb.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Gently pull the old light bulb out of the socket.


Insert New Bulb
Close Plastic Cover
Push In Power Plug
Push a new number DE3175 festoon bulb straight in to the socket.

If you want to have a brighter cargo area light, you can use a DE3175 LED bulb instead of a traditional incandescent.

Tip - If you installed an LED light bulb and it doesn't work, it might be a polarized bulb. Try removing it, flipping it 180 degrees and pushing it back in to the socket.

Re-Insert Bottom Edge
Gently Pop In Light Housing
Test New Cargo Light Bulb
First re-insert the wires and the bottom edge of the light housing back in to the plastic cargo area panel.

Then gently snap in the retaining clip on the top edge of the housing.

If the new light bulb didn't turn on immediately when you pushed in the power plug, open and close the tailgate door or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

For more, check out all of my 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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