Replace The Tail Lights And Blinkers on a 2016-2018 Nissan Sentra
Replacing the tail lights, blinkers, and reverse light bulbs on a 2016-2018 Nissan Sentra requires a few tools.
These instructions show a Sentra model that doesn't have LED Brake lights. If yours does, there will likely be some differences in the housing or bulbs.
- 10mm wrench or socket.
Locate the Burnt Out Bulb
Open the trunk.
Remove the carpet plastic trim clip near the tail light.
Using a flat tipped screwdriver, pop the center of the clip out, then pull the whole clip out of the hole.
Fold the carpet back and remove the 2 x 10mm nuts that hold the tail light on.
Remove the Tail light lens.
The tail light housing has 4 mounting points.
- Top / inner threaded stud (with a 10mm nut)
- Bottom / inner threaded stud (with a 10mm nut)
- Middle straight pin
- Outermost slide clip (holds the pointy part nearest to the front of the car tight)
Remove the desired bulb by twisting it counter-clock wise.
Remove the bulb from the connector by pulling it straight out.
Install a new bulb.
Re-install the tail light housing.
Re-install the carpeting and carpet fasteners.