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Infiniti QX60 Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb in a 2013 to 2020 Infiniti QX60.

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2020 QX60 Reading Light
Pry Out Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
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 overhead rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb in the housing attached to the headliner above the window frame.

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 OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb was marked as part number 12V8W U96.

It can be replaced with any other miniature wedge base light bulbs such as the 2825, 194, W5W or 168.

If you would like to have brighter rear passenger courtesy reading lights that will also last much longer before burning out, install some 2825 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is a small flat head screwdriver.

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

Carefully insert the blade of your screwdriver in between the rear edge of the lens cover and the light housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

Do NOT pry at the front edge of the lens cover. There are two slightly larger tabs on the front edge that could be broken.

Avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.


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

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

The original bulb was marked as a 12V8W U96. Most of the other common miniature wedge base light bulbs that are easy to find have lower wattage ratings than the 8 watt OEM bulb.

For example here are some of the other compatible bulbs and their wattage ratings: 194 - 3.78W, 2825 - 4.8W and W5W - 5W.

I recommend buying a longer lasting and brighter 2825 LED bulb that will also produce less heat.

Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New Light Bulb
Tabs - Front Edge
Push a new light bulb straight into the socket.

Line up the lens cover with the opening in the light housing.

First, re-insert the two tabs on the front edge into the slots in the housing.

Pop In Retaining Clips
Lens Cover Secured
Test New Light Bulb
Gently snap in the rear edge of the lens cover to secure the retaining clips.

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

To test the new light bulb, press the "On / Off" button.

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.

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

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

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