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Infiniti QX60 Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out reverse light bulb in the tailgate of a first generation 2013 to 2020 Infiniti QX60 SUV.

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2020 QX60 Tail Lights
Reverse Light Housing
Tailgate Interior Panel
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 reverse light bulb in the tailgate door.

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 wedge base light bulb part number is 921 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Bosch, Philips, PIAA and Eiko.

If you would like to have brighter reverse lights that will also last much longer before burning out, install a pair of 921 LED bulbs.

The tools needed to access and replace the bulb include a plastic pry bar tool or a flat head screwdriver and possibly also a pair of pliers.

The first two steps are to open the tailgate door for the cargo area and move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out bulb.

Locate the rectangular shaped plastic bulb access cover on the tailgate door's plastic interior panel.


Bulb Access Cover
Pry Out Plastic Cover
Access Cover Removed
Insert the blade of the flat head screwdriver or the plastic pry bar tool into the small notch on the bottom edge of the access cover.

Gently pry out the bottom edge of the access cover.

Remove the two hooks on the top edge of the cover.

(In the picture above, I have the access cover flipped around the wrong way since it had fallen down on to the garage floor.)

Bulb Socket Exposed
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Use Pliers Turn Socket
Set the access cover aside in a safe place.

Reach in and rotate the gray plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

If you have trouble getting a grip on the bulb socket with your fingers, use a pair of pliers to rotate it.

Bulb Socket Removed
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.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble removing an old stubborn or stuck bulb due to corrosion (rust) or debris, try gently wiggling it back and forth while pulling it straight out.

Avoid using excessive force to prevent from having the bulb shatter between your fingers.

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

If you would like to have brighter reverse lights, install some compatible replacement 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.

Bulb Socket Secured
Line Up Access Cover
Insert Hooks Top Edge
Line up the access cover with the opening in the tailgate's interior panel.

First, re-insert the two hooks at the top edge into the opening.

Then push on the bottom edge to secure the two retaining clips.

Pop In Bottom of Cover
Testing Passenger Side
Bulb Change Complete!
Double check that the access cover is securely in place.

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

Tip - If you installed LED bulbs and they don't work, try removing them from their sockets, rotating them 180 degrees and pushing them back into their sockets. 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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