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Replacing low beam head light on nissan altima

Tried to replace my low beam head light on my 2005 nissan altima,,has some kind of twisted wire that held the bulb in place,can;t figure out how to get this new bulb replaced

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  • randal_r_las Jan 21, 2009

    YES IT IS THE TWISTED METAL THING I'M HAVING ABSOLUTELY NO LUCK IN GETTING BACK INTO PLACE...HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DO THAT..I KNOW THE TWISTED 'PIN' HOLDS THE BULD IN PLACE,BUT WOW JUST REDICULOUS THAT THEY WOULD USE THAT FOR HOLDING THIS BULB IN PLACE..UNBELIEVABLE.

  • randal_r_las Jan 21, 2009

    thanks johnny5846 this is exactlyi needed the info i needed to get it back in the right way...thanks a million..

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    ok , assuming you didn't unscrew the whole "twisted metal thingy" . it hinges at the top , place your bulb into its slot, it does have to be exact to fit right , there is a tab on the bulb , make sure it is aligned , swing the twisted metal thingy down it will contact the bulb , with 1 finger push the end of the thingy lol , under the piece that is staionary at the bottom of the light assy , and let go , if your lucky it will lock , if not try again , it is very stupid i agree , good luck .

    J5


  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    is it the twisted wire thing your having a problem with or unpluging the bulb ?

    the locking mechanism is like a saftey pin , push in at the bottom of that wire and tilt to one side or the other , it will come out from under its little tab , its stupid , then the clip will hinge out of the way , getting it back together is even more fun , holding the bulb in place and re locking the pin .

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Your welcome , glad to have assisted you

J5

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