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How to Replace the Headlamp on a 2005 Nissan Quest

by Tara Kimball

When a headlight bulb burns out on your 2005 Nissan Quest it can drastically reduce your visibility in low light conditions. You can access the headlight bulbs from within the engine compartment and replace them without any tools required. The Nissan Quest uses a 9006 low beam bulb and a 9005 high beam bulb. You can buy replacement bulbs for your van from an auto parts retailer or Nissan dealership.

Open the hood of your Nissan Quest. Rest the hood on the support rod while you are changing the bulbs.

Press the retaining clip and pull the electrical connection off the bulb socket. The electrical connector will pull straight off.

Grasp the bulb socket and turn it counter-clockwise until it is free of the headlight assembly. Pull the bulb straight out of the headlight assembly.

Install the new bulb into the headlight assembly and turn it clockwise until it locks into place. Press the electrical connection into position until it clicks.

Repeat the process on the opposite headlight if needed. Close the hood of your Quest and test the headlights to be sure they are functioning properly.

Warning

  • Use caution when installing Halogen headlight bulbs. If you touch the glass portion of the bulb, the oils in your skin can cause the bulb to explode when it is illuminated.

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About the Author

Tara Kimball is a former accounting professional with more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance and small business accounting. She has also worked in desktop support and network management. Her articles have appeared in various online publications.

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