Nissan Maxima (Cefiro) OEM Headlight Bulb Replacement Guide

2019 Nissan Maxima ChartBulb Number
Fog Light Bulb Front
Headlight Bulb High Beam
Headlight Bulb Low Beam
Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb
Brake Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
License Plate Light Bulb
License Plate Light Bulb
Parking Light Bulb
Tail Light Bulb
Daytime Running Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
Stepwell Light Bulb
Glove Box Light Bulb
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
Dome Light Bulb
Map Light Bulb
Interior Door Light Bulb
Interior Door Light Bulb

Headlight issues may arise due to a number of different reasons. There could be a problem with the fuse or loose electrical connections that impede the normal functioning of your Nissan Maxima headlights. This may make it challenging to maneuver at night or drive in foggy or rainy weather.
As such, owners should always check that their headlights are functioning perfectly. If not, they should liaise with their state laws to determine which car headlights to buy as specified under law.

Nissan Maxima Headlight Bulb Size Chart

The Nissan Maxima comes with HID headlights which are fitted as standard equipment on most Nissan vehicles. There are plenty of HID bulb replacements and conversion kits available if you need to change your Nissan Maxima headlights. The recommended bulb temperatures include 5000K and 6000K. These give a brilliant white light without the yellow hue produced by OEMs. The 8000K light bulb is also suitable if you wish to have a more bluish white hue.

Aftermarket Light Bulbs: Upgrade Options

The first Nissan Maxima was built in 1981. It’s currently sold as either a 4-door sedan or a 5-door station wagon. These come with either a diesel or gasoline 2.4-liter I6 or 2.5-liter V6 engine. Buyers can choose to have the front-wheel drive Maxima or the rear-wheel Maxima. Generally, it’s a comfortable car with an attractive exterior design.

If you have dimming or worn out headlight bulbs, there is a variety of Nissan Maxima headlight bulbs that you can choose from. Driving with headlights that can barely illuminate is a dangerous thing to do and may lead to dire consequences. High quality units ensure that you’re safe and can drive comfortably in the dark or under harsh weather.

Installation & Diagrams

The maintenance tutorial listed below is for the 2016-2018 Nissan Maxima sport sedan.

2016 Maxima Headlight

Turn Front Wheels

Wheel Well Liner
The best replacement light bulb part numbers are: high beam #H9, front side marker #2825, low beam #H11, and front turn signal #744NA.

Under Front Bumper

Loosen Phillips Screw

Screw Removed

  • Turn your steering wheel in the direction opposite to the low beam bulb.
  • Remove your wheel well liner partially to reach the low beam headlight bulb.
  • There is a Philips head screw under the front bumper. Remove it using the Philips head screwdriver.

Pull Back Liner

Wheel Well Liner Opened

Base of Low Beam Bulb

  • Pull and wedge the plastic well liner against the tire to secure it.
  • Access the old low beam light bulb from the rear of the headlight housing.

Push In Release Tab

Pull Off Power Plug

Grasp Base of Old Bulb

  • Push the release tab to release the electrical connector from the base of the bulb.

1/4 Turn Counter-clockwise

Remove Old Light Bulb

Osram H11 12V 55W

  • Turn the old bulb anticlockwise and pull it out of the assembly.

Empty Bulb Housing

Install New Low Beam

1/4 Turn Clockwise – Lock

  • Don’t touch the glass on the new bulb with bare hands. Wipe off nay prints with rubbing alcohol.
  • Install the new bulb into the housing and secure it in place.

Push On Power Plug

Outside Edge – Side Marker

Long Black Plastic Handle

  • Replace the electrical connector and ensure it’s secured.
  • Find the side marker at the outer edge of the headlight unit. It can also be accessed from the wheel well liner.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise

Pull Out Old Light Bulb

Push In New Light Bulb

  • Turn the black plastic handle counter-clockwise and pull the side marker bulb socket out of the housing.
  • Remove the old light bulb and install the new #2825 light bulb.
  • If you wish to have brighter side markers, install a 2825 LED bulb.

1/4 Turn Clockwise – Lock

Replace Liner & Screw

High Beam & Turn Signal

  • Replace the bulb socket into the assembly and turn it clockwise to secure it.
  • Push the plastic wheel well liner back in place.
  • Use a Philips screwdriver to replace the head screw that secures the wheel well liner from under the front bumper.

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