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post #16 of 22 Old 12-15-2015, 04:09 PM
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Wait wait WAIT. Folks, if you are just trying to change out the stock
halogen bulbs, it is not that hard.

I just did this on the driver's side of my 2006 Murano (replace the headlight bulb). You do not need to take anything apart, ... at all.
A long thing screwdriver can be poked in there to pop the connector tab, and then the wire connector pulls right off the back. Then slip your hand in, unscrew the white locking ring, and the bulb pulls right out.

Wear latex gloves. You won't ruin the halogen bulb with finger oil, and they don't take up any room so you can get your hand into small spaces.
I did this in less than 5 minutes, outdoors, in the freezing cold.

On the passenger side, it's a little tighter squeeze. I have small hands, so I could get in there. At worst, you have to unbolt the fluid reservoir and pull it back a little to get your hand in there.

No grille, no wheel well guard, no covers. No way. It's not that bad.
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Or you can just loosen the inner fender and replace it from under there, it worked for me so you don't have to take appart the whole front
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Or you can just loosen the inner fender and replace it from under there, it worked for me so you don't have to take appart the whole front
I agree with that. I went in there a couple of times recently and could do both sides in about 10 minutes total (I replaced both Xenon bulbs). Doesn't require taking anything apart, except pulling the tabs off on the inner plastic wheel well and reaching in with your hand.
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My connector tab wouldn't release the plug. Messing with it I broke the black tab and the orange cover. Can anyone advise how to get the plug released??
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Not sure what your exact issue is but I would use a flathead and some pressure to release any tabs, if needed.
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Thanks I know its vague and it got too dark to take a pic. I will try to take one tomorrow.
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Pics of plug. As you can see the top of the plug broke off and the piece to release the plug broke.. Any ideas on getting the plug out without having to replace it??


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