If your Maxima has this type of bulb, we do not recommend that you attempt to change it yourself. When you change the headlight on your Maxima, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb. Turn clockwise for down and counter clockwise for up. This allows the top to slide off. When you change the headlight on your Maxima, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb. The front three coils are under the plastic 3000 badge on the front cylinder head. Good Luck The bulb type should be listed in your owner's manual you did keep it, didn't you? I'm sure you would have figured it out anyhow.
First remove the two hoses by pinching in on the two plastic tabs protruding on each connector head a bit stubborn. Remove the glove compartment and lower dash trim to gain access to the heater case and blower motor. Depress that button with a screwdriver or other sturdy poking device. The most exposed edge of the boot is underneath the bulb when viewing from above. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected.
You are gonna be fine. Turn on the headlights and make sure it works. Either use a puller to remove the outer end, or hit the knuckle with a hammer, and remove the outer end from t … he knuckle. Whether you're using the low or high beam functions, headlights for Nissan Maxima are incredibly useful for seeing in situations where you wouldn't ordinarily have your full vision. Carefully remove the old bulb and set it aside somewhere safe so it won't fall and shatter. I was able to get a centimeter or so on the front. It needed to be done at 90,000 miles.
You may have to work your way around a few times to complete disengage the boot from the bulb housing. Unhooking the two fuel lines remember which one is which inside the housing first, plus unplugging the snap plug inside + and - , make it easier to remove. Unscrew the outer from the inner rod. There will be some wires attached too. Remove the bottom half moon shaped plastic piece by sliding it off.
There are two screws on each side. You only have to move it enough to get the peg out of that inner ring track. Now you can reach in and pull the entire filter unit out of the housing. Once the wire clip is open, the bulb is just resting in the bulb housing. . Remember which hose goes to each connector.
Work your way around the bulb housing peeling more of the boot back as you go. It's ok to manhandle it a little. Practice opening and closing the clip in Step 5 and it all makes sense. Just push in on the two plastic tabs along the side of the float unit and the hole thing slides up and off. Now do everything in reverse and make sure you connect the correct hoses with the appropriate connectors and re-install your fuse. Push the bottom edge of the boot onto the bulb housing and work your way around until it is fully engaged with the housing. This allows the top to slide off.
You should remove the air filter and its plastic housing and you can see the starter bolted to the engine. There is a very good step by step, with photos, at www. If this is the case, take your time maybe take a picture , keep track of your nuts and bolts, and keep with it. You just need to remove the plastic shield over the back of the headlamp to gain access, unplug the electrical lead, and unscrew the bulb. In some Nissans, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb and vise versa. I mean, it's already broken. If the thing is buried, you may have to remove another part to get to the reservoir.
On the rear outboard side of each headlamp there is a white plastic nut I think 8mm. Once the hoses are disconnected, the plug is out, and the top is off, you need to remove the float assembly on the side. The starter is on the drivers side, under the air cleaner. Feel underneath for the edge and peel it back away from the bulb housing. Take the new bulb while you're wearing those gloves, of course and put it into the holder. Once the turn and marker lights are out of the way remove the dust caps on the back of the headlight bulb areas.
There are many different headlight bulb options in terms of brightness, color, and down-road visibility, so you can find a bulb for your repair. Detach the blower motor cover and disconnect the electrical connector from the blower motor. Remove the 6-7 screws and remove the metal ring. I know this because I j … ust did it. Once you get a feel for it, move the clip out of the way and place the new bulb in the bulb housing. Once out, go to the curbside and work on it there. Be aware that as you remove that last screw, the pump housing beneath is spring loaded and will pop up slightly.
The lever just controls a plastic ring inside the mounting. Turn clockwise for down and counter clockwise for up. Compress the metal spring and put it into place, then reinstall the power connector. Remeber, exert some force on the thing. If this is the case, take your time maybe take a picture , keep track of your nuts and bolts, and keep with it.