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Nissan Pathfinder Rear Passenger Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb in a 4th generation 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder.

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2016 Pathfinder Reading Light
Insert Flathead Screwdriver
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the revised 2017 model year) Nissan Pathfinder SUV in changing a burnt out rear passenger courtesy personal reading light bulb located in the headliner housings near the grab handles.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Maxima, Juke, Rogue, Altima, Xterra, Sentra, Murano, Cube, Armada, Leaf, Quest, Frontier, Teana, 370Z, GT-R, Titan, G25, G37, M35, QX56, QX60 and M37 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM bulbs are Toshiba "12V8W U57".

A few compatible replacement miniature wedge base bulbs with their part numbers include the following: 2825, 168, 194, W5W or a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a small flathead screwdriver.

Pry Out Lens Cover
Lens Cover Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the rear edge of the translucent plastic lens cover and the light housing.

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

Old Light Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you pull it out.

It might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Old Toshiba 12V 8W
Empty Bulb Socket
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.


Push In New 2825
Re-Insert Tabs - Front Edge
Push a new # 2825, 168, 194, or a compatible LED bulb straight in to the socket.

Line up the tabs on the front edge of the lens cover with the light housing.

Front Tabs Inserted
Gently Snap In Lens Cover
Close the lens cover and gently pop it back in to place.
Lens Cover Replaced
Test New Light Bulb
Test the new personal reading light bulb by pressing the "On / Off" switch.

For more, check out all of my 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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