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Nissan Rogue License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate of a 2nd generation 2014 to 2018 Nissan Rogue.

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2016 Rogue License Plate
Left License Plate Light
Light Housing Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016 and the refreshed 2017 or 2018 model year Nissan Rogue SUV in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate door.

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.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (or W5W). You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool.

Gently Pry Off Interior Panel
Release Pop Rivets
Tailgate Panel Removed
The first step is to open the tailgate.

In order to access the license plate light bulb sockets, you'll have to remove the entire plastic panel on the interior of the tailgate.

Use the plastic automotive pry bar tool to gently pull off the edges of the panel and release the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The panel should pop off relatively easily.

Set the tailgate's interior panel aside in a safe place.

Underside of Tailgate Door
Bulb Sockets Exposed
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Locate the two grey plastic license plate light bulb sockets.

Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Bulb Socket Removed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.


Push In New Light Bulb
Empty Bulb Housing
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push a new number 2825 or W5W miniature wedge base light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you would like to have brighter license plate lights, choose some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.

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

Line Up Tailgate Panel
Pink Plastic Pop Rivets
Re-Insert Fasteners
Line up the plastic tailgate panel with the tailgate door.

Firmly push the tailgate panel back in to place to secure the purple / pink colored plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

Tailgate Panel Secured
Testing New Light Bulbs
Left License Plate Light
Double check that the tailgate's interior panel is securely in place.

To test the new license plate light bulbs, turn on the headlights or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the exterior lights.

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

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