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Infiniti QX60 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in a first generation 2013 to 2020 Infiniti QX60 SUV.

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2020 QX60 Cargo Light
Pry Out Lens Cover
Swing Down Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Infiniti QX60 luxury SUV in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the housing attached to the headliner near the tailgate.

Owners of other Infiniti and Nissan vehicles such as the JX35, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX80, Pathfinder, Murano, Rogue, Armada, Kicks, Frontier, Titan, NV, NV200, 370Z, GT-R, Leaf, Maxima, Altima, Sentra and Versa might also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

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

If you would like to have a brighter cargo area light that will also last much longer before burning out, install a DE3175 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is either a small flat head screwdriver or a small plastic pry bar tool.

To avoid scratching the plastic surfaces, you can either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the flat head screwdriver in between the translucent plastic lens cover and the light housing near the "On / Off / Door" switch.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Swing down the right (driver) side of the lens cover.


Remove Hooks - Left
Old Light Bulb Exposed
Pull Back Metal Tab
Continue rotating down the lens cover until you can remove the two plastic hooks on the left (passenger) side.

Gently pull back the flexible metal electrical contact on the right (driver) side of the socket to release the old light bulb.

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

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2020 QX60 was marked as part number Toshiba 12V8WAL:95.

Install New Light Bulb
Test New Light Bulb
Line Up Hooks
Push a new number DE3175 light bulb into the socket.

If you would like to have a brighter cargo area light, install a compatible replacement DE3175 LED light bulb.

To test the new light bulb, move the switch to the "On" position.

Line up the lens cover with the light housing.

The two small plastic hooks should be situated on the left (passenger) side of the housing as shown in the picture above.

Re-attach the two hooks.

Swing Up Lens Cover
Push To Secure Clips
Bulb Change Done
Swing up the right (driver) side of the lens cover.

Gently push on the lens cover to secure the retaining clips.

Double check that the lens cover is flush with the rest of the light housing.

I recommend moving the "On / Off / Door" switch to the "Door" position so that the cargo area light will turn on when ever you open any of the doors.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, try pulling it out of the socket, rotating it 180 degrees and pushing it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are polarized and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Please take a look at all of the 2013-2020 Infiniti QX60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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