Nissan Altima Headlight Bulb Size

2020 Nissan Altima ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam
Headlight Bulb Low Beam
Brake Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
Parking Light Bulb
Daytime Running Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
Tail Light Bulb Inner
Tail Light Bulb Outer
Back Up Light Bulb
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
Dome Light Bulb
Interior Door Light Bulb

The high value that lies behind headlights is one of the reasons pushing some of the most significant automotive manufacturers into designing beautiful shapes and designs. The more the light, the safer the drive. Design translates to efficiency and some of the best Nissan Altima light designs available today include DRL bars, projector headlights, and LED lights.

These are built to meet all tastes and preferences. They are also available with clear lenses, chrome, black or silver housings and come with the best lighting sources, including LED and halogen bulbs. These boost safety and your Nissan Altima’s appearance.
Nissan Altima Headlight Bulb Size Chart

By 2015, the Nissan Altima had sold more than 3.6 million units in the U.S. since it was introduced in 2002. It’s a midsize a 4-door sedan powered by 2.5-liter L I4 engine that gives 182 hp. Its great fuel economy and smooth handling are thanks to its continuously variable transmission (CVT).

You always need to be assured that your headlights are working just fine. Night driving accounts for a lot of road accidents. As such, clear visibility is crucial. As your mechanic checks that all other systems in your Nissan Altima are working well, have your headlight bulbs checked as well. In addition, install quality headlight bulbs that are not only bright but durable. Some of the best aftermarket Nissan Altima headlight bulbs come from reliable manufacturers such as Dorman, Oracle Lighting, Putco, Lumen, and Sylvania.

Nissan Altima Headlight Bulb Size Chart

Installation & Diagrams

Remove Plastic Pop Rivet

Flathead Screwdriver

Pop Rivet Removed
The replacement process below works for low beam, side marker, and turn signal bulbs.

See Also: Nissan Altima Tail Light Bulb Size

  • If working on the driver’s side, turn your steering wheel to the far right for more working space. Turn it to the far left if working on the passenger side.
  • If on the passenger side, unscrew the 10mm bolt holding the coolant overflow bottle. This allows you to remove the bottle and work on the high beam bulb.
  • On the driver’s side, remove the battery to get to the high beam bulb.

2nd Pop Rivet In Wheel Well

3rd Fastener Location

Screw-On Bottom of Bumper
• Locate and remove the three pop rivet fasteners securing the wheel well liner. The first is located in front of the tire, the second at the top out edge, and the third at the wheel well near the suspension spring.
• Use a Philips head screwdriver to remove the wheel well cover which is attached to the bumper cover.

Phillips Screwdriver

Pull Back Wheel Well Liner

Side Marker & Turn Signal Bulbs
• Pull the wheel well liner to reveal the bottom of the turn signal, side marker, and low beam headlight bulbs.
• Locate the light grey side marker bulb and turn signal bulb sockets found above the headlight assembly.

Low Beam Headlight Bulb

Pull Off Power Connector

1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
• Press the power connector tab to release the low beam bulb which has a light blue and black base. Turn the base anticlockwise to obliterate the bulb.

H11 12V 55W Bulb

Low Beam Bulb Socket

Turn Signal – Top View
• Avoid touching the bulb. Remove any fingerprints, dirt, and oil by cleaning it with a tissue dampened with rubbing alcohol.
• Install the purchased H11 low beam bulb into the headlight assembly and turn it clockwise to secure it.
• Replace the power connector and push it until it’s guaranteed.

1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise

Pull 3457A Turn Signal Out.

High Beam – Near Car Center
• A grey socket marks the side marker and turn signal bulbs. Turn the socket counter-clockwise to remove them.
• Install the new #3457A bulb in place of the parking light/turn signal bulb.
• Install the new #2825 bulb in place of the side marker bulb.

Coolant Reservoir Bottle

Remove One 10mm Bolt.

Pull Out Coolant Bottle
• On the passenger side, once you’ve removed the coolant reservoir bottle, remove the #H9 high beam bulb by pressing the plastic tab located on the power connector and rotating the bulb base anti-clockwise.

1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise

Remove High Beam Bulb

High Beam Bulb Socket
• Clean any smudges off the new #H9 high beam bulb. Install it into the headlight assembly.

Osram H9 64213

New Bulb Installed

Push On Power Connector
• Push the power connector back into place.
• Replace the coolant bottle and tighten the 10mm bolt that secures it.

Re-Attach Coolant Bottle

Testing Low Beam & Turn Signal

Testing High Beam Bulb
• Test the new bulbs by turning the headlights on. Activate your hazard lights too.

Re-Insert Wheel Well Fasteners

Push In Pop Rivets

Replace Screw Under Bumper

  • Secure the wheel back in place using the three pop rivet fasteners and fasten it to the bumper cover with the Philips head screw.
  • Make the necessary changes in your service records following the bulb change.

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2 thoughts on “Nissan Altima Headlight Bulb Size”

    • Check out the high beam indicator light. This blue light comes on when the headlight high
      beams are on and goes out when the low beams are selected. The high beam indicator light also comes on
      when the passing signal is activated.


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