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Nissan Murano Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out reverse light bulb in the tailgate of a 3rd generation 2015 to 2018 Nissan Murano SUV.

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2017 Murano Reverse Light
Open Tailgate Door
Pry Out Access Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the face lifted 2019 & 2020 model years) Nissan Murano SUV in changing a burnt out reverse light bulb located in the housing attached to the tailgate door.

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 miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 921 (also known as W16W).

If you would like to have brighter reverse lights, install some compatible 921 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool. You may need a pair of needle nose pliers if the socket is stuck.

Access Cover Removed
Locate Reverse Bulb Socket
Grey Plastic Bulb Socket
The first two steps are to open the tailgate door for the cargo area and then move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out reverse light bulb.

Locate the small square plastic access cover on the tailgate's interior panel.

Insert the blade of a small flathead screwdriver or the tip of a plastic pry bar tool into the notch on the inner edge of the access cover.

Gently pry out the access cover and set it aside in a safe place.

(If you need to replace the other tail light bulbs such as the rear turn signal and the rear side marker light, please check out my 2015-2018 Nissan Murano Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide.)

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Needle Nose Pliers
Rotate Tight Socket
Rotate the grey plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

If the bulb socket seems to be stuck in the housing, use a pair of needle nose pliers to gently turn it in the counterclockwise direction.


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

If you have trouble removing the old light bulb, try gently wiggling it back and forth while pulling it out.

Push In New Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
New Light Bulb Installed
Push a new number 921 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter reverse lights, install some compatible 921 LED bulbs.

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

Pop In Access Cover
Access Cover Secured
Test New Reverse Bulb
Line up the access cover and gently snap it back into place.

To test the new light bulbs, have an assistant step on the brake pedal and place the transmission into reverse.

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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