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Seekign a reference or video to show the headlight bulb location when accessing from the wheel well. My returned Google searches show non 2014 year cars and easy quick turn of the electric socket which is exposed. I have a round white cover that comes off showing a flat looking metal plate a couple of inches square. Not seeing a socket to turn to access bulb. any help is appreciated.
 

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This video shows a conversion but it still shows you how to change the bulb and the location. You do not have to takeoff the entire wheel or remove that entire plastic insert like he did. I literally took out one tab and peeled it back to access the bulb when I change mine.




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This video shows a conversion but it still shows you how to change the bulb and the location. You do not have to takeoff the entire wheel or remove that entire plastic insert like he did. I literally took out one tab and peeled it back to access the bulb when I change mine.




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Yes this is one of the videos that shows a non 2014 which is not what I see. I can easily access the back of the headlight fixture but the socket is not exposed like it is on this video as per my initial post.
 

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That’s extremely weird. I don’t know why yours is different. Are you The original owner? There’s a good chance that the headlights have been replaced because a lot of factory ones caused dim lights due to design and overtime and they may have replaced with aftermarket. Sorry I’m no help.


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Seekign a reference or video to show the headlight bulb location when accessing from the wheel well. My returned Google searches show non 2014 year cars and easy quick turn of the electric socket which is exposed. I have a round white cover that comes off showing a flat looking metal plate a couple of inches square. Not seeing a socket to turn to access bulb. any help is appreciated.
Turns out I have High Intensity Discharge, (HID) Xenon Headlights. Anyone have a reference for changing these bulbs?
 

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Yes this is one of the videos that shows a non 2014 which is not what I see. I can easily access the back of the headlight fixture but the socket is not exposed like it is on this video as per my initial post.
Turns out I have High Intensity Discharge, (HID) Xenon Headlights.
 

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I replaced my 2014 Altima headlights with OEM HID assemblies. The metal plate is the backside of the HID bulb socket. That is held in place with a metal clip. Remove the clip, slide out the bulb socket, twist out the old HID bulb and install the new one. Then follow the same steps in reverse. IMHO, it’s much easier if you remove the wheel to complete this process.
 

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Enrod713 is correct. That metal box is the ballast for the HID bulb. If you have HIDs I would highly recommend replacing in pairs. They change color as they age, so you are bound to have two different colored headlights in doing so. Also the other working bulb is probably not too far behind the non working bulb from taking a dive itself.
 
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