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Nissan Murano Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in a 3rd generation 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Nissan Murano.

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2017 Murano Cargo Area
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Pry Out Light Housing
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Light Housing Removed
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the revised 2019 & 2020 model years) Nissan Murano SUV in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb near the tailgate door or upgrading it to a brighter LED.

Owners of other Nissan and Infiniti vehicles such as the Rogue, Pathfinder, Armada, Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Frontier, Titan, NV200, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement festoon style light bulb part number is DE3022.

You can also use a brighter DE3022 LED bulb.

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



 
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Push In Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
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Pry Off Rear Cover
The first two steps are to open the tailgate door and then move to the left (driver) side of the cargo area.

Insert a plastic pry bar tool into the notch at the front edge of the light housing (closer to the front of the SUV).

Gently pry out the light housing.

If you use a flathead screwdriver, I recommend covering the blade with a thin micro fiber cloth to prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces.

Pull the housing out of the cargo area plastic panel.

Push in the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector before pulling it straight out of its socket.

Gently pry off the grey plastic cover on the back side of the light housing.

Try to avoid using excessive force, the cover should pop off relatively easily.

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Grey Cover Removed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Light Bulb Removed
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The old light bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Gently pull the old light bulb out of the socket. You may need to pull back one of the flexible metal electrical contacts.

The OEM bulb in this 2017 Murano was marked as part number HT A12V5W-65.



 

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Install New Light Bulb
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Push On Rear Cover
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Push In Electrical Connector
Push a new number DE3022 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have a brighter cargo area light, install a DE3022 LED bulb.

Push the grey plastic cover back on to the rear of the light housing.

Push the power plug straight into the socket on the light housing until it "clicks" securely into place.

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Re-Insert Wires First
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Pop In Retaining Clip
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Test New Cargo Light Bulb
Re-insert the wires and the rear edge of the light housing into the opening in the cargo area panel.

Gently snap in the retaining clip on the front edge of the light housing.

To test the new cargo area light bulb, press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights, or close and open the tailgate door.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2018 Nissan Murano DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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