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Nissan Murano Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 3rd generation 2015-2018 Nissan Murano.

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2017 Murano Tail Lights
Open Tailgate Door
Pry Off Trim 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 rear turn signal or side marker light bulb in the tail light housings.

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 light bulb part numbers are as follows: Rear Turn Signal # 7440A (also 7740NA or WY21W) and Side Marker # 2825 (or W5W).

The tools needed to remove the tail light assembly and access the bulb sockets include a plastic pry bar tool, a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Black Plastic Trim Piece
Trim Cover Removed
Two Bolts Exposed
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 tail light bulb.

(If you only need to change the reverse light which is located in a separate housing attached to the tailgate door, please check out my 2015-2018 Nissan Murano Reverse Light Bulb Replacement Guide.)

Locate the black plastic trim cover on the inner edge of the tail light housing.

Use the plastic pry bar tool to gently pry off the trim piece.

Set the trim cover aside in a safe place.

Loosen Counterclockwise
Upper Bolt Removed
Loosen Lower Bolt
Loosen the two bolts by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.
Bottom Bolt Removed
Two Bolts Removed
Gently Pry Out Side
Set two bolts aside in a safe place.

The tail light housing is still held in place by two plastic pop rivet friction fasteners located along the outer edge of the housing.

The two friction fasteners face in towards the center of the cargo area.

Release Two Fasteners
Pull Off Tail Light Housing
Access Bulb Sockets
Gently pry along the outer edge of the tail light housing to release the two fasteners.

Please be sure to take a look at the pictures above to see how the friction fasteners are situated on the tail light housing.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The friction fasteners should pop out relatively easily.

Turn over the tail light assembly to access the bulb sockets.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
The brake lights are LED bulbs that should last the life time of the vehicle.

The larger grey plastic socket contains the rear turn signal bulb.

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

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


Push In New Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Side Marker Bulb Socket
Push a new amber colored number 7440A light bulb straight into the socket.

It is also known as part number 7740NA or WY21W.

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

The smaller grey socket contains the rear side marker light bulb.

Rotate the side marker bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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 straight out.

Push a new number 2825 (also known as # W5W) miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter rear side marker lights, install some compatible 2825 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.

Line Up Two Plastic Pegs
Two Plastic Grommets
Push In Side Fasteners
Line up the two plastic friction fastener pegs or "spikes" on the front inner area of the tail light housing with their corresponding grommets on the rear corner of the SUV.

Push the tail light housing back on to the rear corner of the SUV.

Make sure the two friction fasteners are securely inserted into the grommets.

Push On Tail Light Housing
Re-Insert Two Bolts
Tighten Bolts Clockwise
Hold the rear of the tail light assembly against the vehicle.

Spin in the two 10mm bolts a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction.

Two Bolts Secured
Push On Trim Cover
Test New Tail Light Bulbs
Tighten the two bolts in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Try to avoid over tightening the bolts to prevent from cracking the plastic inner edge of the housing.

Line up the retaining clips on the rear of the black plastic trim cover with their corresponding slots.

Push the trim piece back into place on the inner edge of the tail light housing.

Close the tailgate to complete the procedure.

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

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

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