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How to Change the Light Bulbs on a QX4

by Kurt Erickson

Replacing the headlights on an Infiniti QX4 takes a few extra steps if you want the job to go smoothly. When replacing the passenger side bulb, remove the battery in order to gain easier access to the headlamp assembly. On the driver's side, disconnect the air box cleaner to free up work space for this task. No matter what side you are working on, disconnect the battery terminals before beginning this task. Replacement headlights for the QX4 can be purchased at auto parts retailers.

Passenger-side headlight

Remove the disconnected battery from its housing to gain easier access to the passenger-side headlight assembly. Unscrew the round plastic cover located on the rear side of the headlight assembly.

Locate the metal wiring connector in the headlight assembly and gently turn it clockwise to give you acccess to the bulb. Remove the two metal braces holding the bulb in place. Take out the old bulb and place the new bulb in the socket.

Put the bulb braces, wiring connector and plastic cover back in place. Place the battery back in its housing. Reconnect the battery. Test the light before driving.

Driver's side headlight

Disconnect the air box cleaner by removing the brackets holding it in place. This will free up work space when changing the driver's side headlight. Detach the round, black plastic cover on the rear of the headlight assembly by unscrewing it.

Identify the metal wiring connector in the headlight assembly and turn it clockwise to give you access to the bulb. Remove the two metal braces holding the bulb in place. Remove the old bulb and place the new bulb in the socket.

Put the bulb braces, wiring connector and plastic cover back in place. Clamp the air box cleaner back in place. Reconnect the battery. Test the light before driving.

Warning

  • Don't touch the glass on the new bulb. Oil from your hands can lead to premature failure of the bulb.

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About the Author

Kurt Erickson has more than 20 years of experience writing for newspapers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana. He is a 1987 graduate of Carroll College with a Bachelor of Science in communications. Erickson currently resides in Springfield, Ill., where he covers Illinois state government and politics for daily newspapers in Bloomington, Decatur, the Quad-Cities, Carbondale, Mattoon and Charleston.

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