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Nissan Rogue Cargo Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the tailgate of a 2008 to 2013 Nissan Rogue SUV with pictures.

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2011 Rogue Cargo Light
Pry Out Light Housing
Pull Out Housing
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013) Nissan Rogue in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the underside of the rear tailgate door.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Versa, Cube, Sentra, Altima, LEAF, Maxima, Juke, Murano, Xterra, Pathfinder, Armada, Quest, Frontier, Titan, 370Z, G37, M37, EX37, FX37, JX35, and QX56 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement cargo area light bulb is part # DE3175 from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko, Putco, and PIAA.

You can also use a brighter DE3175 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to change the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.


Press Release Button
Disconnect Power Plug
Pry Out Old Bulb
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the left (passenger side) edge of the light housing and the underside of the tailgate.

Gently pry out the light housing.

Press the release button on the power connector before sliding it straight out of the socket.


Old DE3175 Bulb Removed
Push In New Bulb
Slide In Power Connector
Carefully pull out the old "festoon" style bulb from between the two electrical contacts.

Insert the new DE3175 bulb and make sure that it is securely held by the two metal contacts.

If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try flipping it around 180 degrees in the socket.

Re-Insert Power Wire
Re-Insert Light Housing
Flip Switch - Test Bulb
Slide the power connector straight in to the socket on the light housing.

Insert the right (driver side) of the housing in first and then gently snap the other side in place.

Test the new light bulb by flipping the rocker switch to the "On" position.

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

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