Question about 2005 Nissan Maxima
Pop The Trunk And Inside The Trunk, Immediately Behind Where The Light Is There Will Be A Panel Of Carpeting Remove It. Then You'll Have Access To The Rear Of The Light Find The Burnt Bulb Grasp And Twist As You pull. Then Pull The Bulb From The Harness And Replace.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
jorgeva: on the driver's side to gain access, you must remove the air cleaner assembly. At that point, you can see the back of the light which has a plastic cap. Rotate this "counter clockwise" and you can pull it back from the back of the lamp housing. From there you will see how the bulb it self is plugged in, which is obvious. Unplug it. There is a "spring "like latch retainer to hold the bulb in place. Unlatch it, remove the bulb and install the new bulb.
CAUTION!!!!!!! DO NOT TOUCH THE GLASS AREA OF THE NEW BULB! Only handle the rear section. Reassemble in the reverse order.
The right side will require the removal of the windshield washer tank.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2009
and Repair Notes TAIL LAMP REPLACEMENT REMOVAL PROCEDURE Open the rear compartment. Remove wingnut and pull back the rear compartment trim panel from the tail lamp. Remove the wingnuts from the tail lamp. Remove the tail lamp from the rear body panel. Disconnect the electrical connector from the tail lamp. Remove the tail lamp socket, turning counterclockwise. Remove the bulb from the tail lamp socket. Remove the sidemarker lamp socket, turning counterclockwise. Remove the bulb from the sidemarker lamp socket. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE Install the bulb to the tail lamp socket. Install the bulb to the sidemarker lamp socket. Install the sidemarker lamp socket, turning clockwise. Install the tail lamp socket, turning clockwise. Connect the electrical connector to the tail lamp. Install the tail lamp to the rear body panel. Install the wingnuts to the tail lamp. Pull back the rear compartment trim panel to the tail lamp and install the wingnut. Close the rear compartment.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
most likely you have a short in one of the bulb connectors or the hot wire from them is pinched on medal somewhere. Or you have water intrusion shorting one out. Inspect the bulbs. Leave both bulbs out. install fuse. Press brake pedal several times and hold. Inspect fuse. if its blown its the pedal switch that's bad or a pinched wire from there. If good put one bulb in. Test again,, then the next bulb. If you see something obvious fix it.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
Open the trunk, from the inside remove the side trunk liner (by removing the plastic tabs the liner can be pulled back). Once the liner is pulled back you will need to remove two nuts which secure the tail light in place. Once the two nuts are removed you can start pulling the whole tail light assembly out. There are two other tabs that secure the tail light in place which may give you some resistance but the light should come out without too much force once the two nuts are removed.
Once the tail light is out you can change whatever bulbs you need to.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
your dimmer switch is the proublem it is loose or just worn they wear even if you dont ever use the switch a common nissian proublem iv had the same issue
Posted on May 02, 2010
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