Thank you for looking. I own a 2006 Infiniti M35, and am looking to change the HID Bulb. I read the owners manual, but it states to take it to the dealer, which I refuse to do for a simple bulb change. Does anyone know how exactly to do it? Thanks a lot
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Re: Infiniti M35 - change headlight Bulb
Take the wheel off the side with the burnt out bulb. Next pull the 6 plastic rivets out of the front fender well shield. Take the screw out of the shield above the 3 rivets along the inside of the fender edge, Pull the shield back starting at the top where it's tucked under the back portion of the liner shield. Unscrew the top plastic cover, twist the connector counter clockwise and pull it off the bulb. Then unclip the bulb and pull the bulb out noting the groove position for reinstalling the new bulb in the housing. There is nothing simple about your bulb change. The dealer price of the bulb is around $245.00. Don't break the new bulb trying to guess when it's seated properly!
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Look for a fuse relay box under the hood.some of vehicles have a relay for each headlight.take the cover off and flip it over.most have a diagram of what each fuse/relay controls. If not get out the operators manual for the vehicle and find the diagram.
The adjustment screws/nuts should be located either on the top of the headlamp assembly,
behind the headlamp assembly, or near the frame rail by the radiator
You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam
(separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and
lows are the same bulb). You may also have additional horizontal
adjustment screws as well
your car on a level ground 30 feet from a wall and measure the height
from the ground to the bulb and mark on a wall (do this for highs beams
and low beams if the bulbs are separate, if highs and lows are the same
bulb, only do it for the lows)
For Low Beams: If the headlights read VOR, then
aim the brightest part or cutoff part just below the mark on the wall.
If it says VOL or nothing, aim them 2 inches below the mark on the wall.
For High Beams (if separate from low beams): Aim the headlight directly at the line you marked on the wall.
It is really not that difficult for an 01 qx4, and if you order the bulb online you'll save enough money that if it takes you two or three tries (and bulbs) you'll still save over what the dealer or a mechanic would charge you:
Don't touch anything on the new bulb besides the plastic base (don't touch the glass!)
1.Make sure you disconnect the battery before anything else (you don't want to get shocked by these high voltage babies).If you're replacing the passenger side bulb, take the battery out for more room to work, especially to see what's going on in there (you can undo the air filter case on the drivers side for the same benefit, again--disconnect the battery first).2.Find and unscrew the round, black, plastic lid behind the headlight, it's up and to the left.3.You'll see a shiny metal connector with electrical warnings printed on it and Michael Jackson glove looking wiring attached to it.Turn that gently to the left to open up access to the actual bulb(you'll now see the bottom/back of the bulb--a black circle with a small metal tip in the middle).4.Unhook the two metal braces that hold the bulb in place (push in gently to let wire out--kind of like unhooking a bungee cord or unsetting a mouse trap).5. Pay attention how the two divots on the bulb case line up with the little nubs at the top of the encasing (you have to put the new one in lining up the same way.)6.You can now take out the bulb.You might consider practicing the replacement sequence with your old bulb that you just took out before sticking the new one in there--just to get the hang of it so you aren't banging the new one around.7.Once you've got the bulb back in there just put everything else back in place in reverse order.8.Wash those dirty hands and try turning on your lights.9.Go celebrate your automotive victory by driving somewhere at night!