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Headlight out 97 Nissan Sentra

Does the entire headlamp get replaced or just the bulb??

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If bulb is dead, just replace new bulb from under the hood access.

If crack or leak in lens then i would replace the entire headlight, price around there's cheap used ones that would be fine under $30.

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Should just be the bulb. Open you hood and look on the back of the head light. should be wires going into the housing. Grab the fitting the wires are going through and turn, then pull out the bulb

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