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Nissan Armada Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb in a 1st generation 2004-2015 Nissan Armada.

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Rear Overhead Console
Pry Out Reading Light Cover
Lens Cover Removed
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Nissan Armada in changing a burnt out passenger reading light in the rear overhead console.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Cube, Sentra, Altima, LEAF, Maxima, 370Z, Juke, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Quest, Frontier, Titan, QX56, Q50, G37, EX37, QX60, FX37, FX50 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement rear passenger reading light bulb is part number 168 from manufacturers including Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 194, W5W, 2825 or a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the round plastic lens cover.

Rear Reading Light Bulb
Pull Out Old Bulb
Bulb Socket
The first step is to sit in one of the rear passenger seats.

Then carefully insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to the notch on the reading light lens cover.

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

Old # 168 Bulb
Push In New Bulb
Press On/Off Button


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

If you have trouble gripping the old bulb, try putting on a latex rubber glove.

Push a new miniature wedge base bulb such as the # 168, 194, W5W, 2825 or an LED unit straight in to the socket.

Test the new bulb by pressing the rectangular "On/Off" button next to the light housing.

Re-Insert Lens Cover
Lens Cover Replaced
Test New Reading Bulbs
Gently snap the lens cover back in to place.

Test the two rear passenger reading light bulbs again by pressing the "On/Off" buttons.

For more, check out my other Nissan Armada Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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