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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Replacing the License Plate Light Reply with quote

How do you change the light on the license plate light? I see the screw to remove the light cover, but how the hell do you get to it. The chrome plastic thing looking cover is in the way, and how do you get to it? How do you remove that thingy to get to the light?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTM.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you have to remove the interior trim panel from the rear hatch to get the chrome plastic thing off, then you get access to the light.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hollywoodstylin wrote:
RTM.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BMXPath wrote:
Looks like you have to remove the interior trim panel from the rear hatch to get the chrome plastic thing off, then you get access to the light.


You really think so? All for a little bulb.

I guess I get to be the first person to figure out to change the light bulb.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i replaced mine early this year with superbright white LED bulbs. it was a PAIN!!. you have to remove the rear interior panel and have some bendy arms to get up into there.

watch the plastic clips when you put it all back together - they are kinda easy to break if they don't get into the holes correctly.

make sure to TEST the lights BEFORE you put the panel back together Wink Wink


so far i've had that damn panel off 4 times due to those bulbs and reverse camera. it does get easier.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ralphwiggums wrote:
i replaced mine early this year with superbright white LED bulbs. it was a PAIN!!. you have to remove the rear interior panel and have some bendy arms to get up into there.

watch the plastic clips when you put it all back together - they are kinda easy to break if they don't get into the holes correctly.

make sure to TEST the lights BEFORE you put the panel back together Wink Wink


so far i've had that damn panel off 4 times due to those bulbs and reverse camera. it does get easier.


Thanks, that helps me a lot. Wow, it sounds like a weekend job just to change one light bulb. Oh well.

Working on my Xterra is a lot easier then this.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hollywoodstylin wrote:
RTM.

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I think he meant Read The Manual... which is where I got the info on having to remove the trim panel.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BMXPath wrote:
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hollywoodstylin wrote:
RTM.

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I think he meant Read The Manual... which is where I got the info on having to remove the trim panel.


I tried looking through it http://www.courtesyparts.com/nissan-manual/pdf/2005-Nissan-Pathfinder.pdf

I used this Manual and looked in the DIY section. And there was no info.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I tried looking through it http://www.courtesyparts.com/nissan-manual/pdf/2005-Nissan-Pathfinder.pdf

I used this Manual and looked in the DIY section. And there was no info.


Sorry, I should have clarified. Its in the repair (service) manual, not the owners manual. There is a link to the repair manual at the top of the topic page for this forum.

http://www.thenissanpath.com/filelib/R51/Service/fwd.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BMXPath wrote:
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I tried looking through it http://www.courtesyparts.com/nissan-manual/pdf/2005-Nissan-Pathfinder.pdf

I used this Manual and looked in the DIY section. And there was no info.


Sorry, I should have clarified. Its in the repair (service) manual, not the owners manual. There is a link to the repair manual at the top of the topic page for this forum.

http://www.thenissanpath.com/filelib/R51/Service/fwd.pdf


Thank you. That is exactly what I needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
"RTM"
When I first read this line I was unsure what hollywoodstylin meant....
Here in australia we use the term "RTFM"
Read The F__king Manual
I use the RTFM expresion all the time to get my point across, but in saying that I dont like to actually read the manual myself, that is a last resort measure.
made me laugh anyway....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben H Aussie wrote:
Hi Guys,
"RTM"
When I first read this line I was unsure what hollywoodstylin meant....
Here in australia we use the term "RTFM"
Read The F__king Manual
I use the RTFM expresion all the time to get my point across, but in saying that I dont like to actually read the manual myself, that is a last resort measure.
made me laugh anyway....


I left the "F" off for a reason. Wanted to be stern, but no a dick.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, thank you. I got it done in like 30 mins.

I understand if you have to be stern, but show some sort of patience. I googled searched it all over the place, and did not realize that all of the manuals were on the top of this page. But, now I know and thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Did you have to remove the gas shocks for the glass to remove the interior hatch panel? I got all the screws out but it seems like its still pretty tight on the hatch door and I cant seem to pry the panel off. Thank you so much for your help.




ralphwiggums wrote:
i replaced mine early this year with superbright white LED bulbs. it was a PAIN!!. you have to remove the rear interior panel and have some bendy arms to get up into there.

watch the plastic clips when you put it all back together - they are kinda easy to break if they don't get into the holes correctly.

make sure to TEST the lights BEFORE you put the panel back together Wink Wink


so far i've had that damn panel off 4 times due to those bulbs and reverse camera. it does get easier.

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