Pro-4X Off Road Lights Bulb Replacement

Xebra May 24, 2012

  1. Xebra

    Xebra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I ran into an interesting dilemma this afternoon while attempting to replace my off road roof light bulbs.


    Here is what I found:
    The owners manual states that the Off Road lamps are 9006 (HB4).
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    I did find numerous posts in a forum with the same information so I bought 9006 (HB4) replacement bulbs.
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    I took everything apart to swap the bulbs and I find that they are instead 9005 bulbs.
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    The 9006 looks to be wider in diameter where the rubber seals it from the elements so it wouldn't fit into the hole.

    I didn't feel like messing with it so I put the stock bulbs back in for now and re-attached everything to the roof. Then I went to test the lamps to make sure they work, but they won't turn on. I know that they wont turn on if the covers are on (I have them off) so I put the plastic covers back on, turn on the high beams, take the covers back off, activate the Off Road lamp switch and they turn on. It seems that putting the covers back on resets them.

    SO....get yourself some 9005's. Install them. Put the plastic covers back on. Turn on your high beams. Take the plastic covers off. Activate your OR lamps. Good-to-go!
     
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  2. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Good info. Thanks for the tip; I'm sure it will prove useful for others.
     
  3. TN4x4Xterra

    TN4x4Xterra Suspension Lift

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    Oh good info! I would have never thought of that! I'd be freakin' out over them not working after installing bulbs...lol
     
  4. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    That's interesting.
     
  5. Xebra

    Xebra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I got the PIAA 9005 HB3 bulbs today and they installed in about 10 minutes!
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  6. gardy

    gardy Test Drive

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    Do you have any night shots of these running? Looking at swapping out all of my bulbs

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  7. tigressmep

    tigressmep Test Drive

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    Off Road Light Assist

    Hi, I was wondering if you could detail how you removed the housing to change the bulb in the off road lights? My lenses aren't aligned in the housing and it looks like I have to pull down the headliner to remove the housing to adjust the lights. Is that what you did? There is very little information on how to change the bulbs anywhere (that includes the manual, the internet, Nissan dealerships and Nissan corporate). You seem to be the only person I can find that has done it.

     
  8. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    You don't have to remove the headliner. In fact you don't have to do anything inside the vehicle. You'll need the Torx wrench that was supplied wit hthe vehicle (in the area where the jack is stored under the back seat) and use that to remove the roof basket from the rack. If you still can't get to the bulbs, the entire air dam comes off (4 bolts on the leading edge that attach directly to the roof, and I think 1 each on either side at the back part where it attaches to the roof rack). Once the basket is out of the way, you'll see all the bolts and how the air dam with the lights comes off the vehicle.
     
  9. GPD605X

    GPD605X Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    I love how the manual says that "The bulb is not serviceable in-vehicle. See NISSAN dealer for assistance." lol
     
  10. RikRong

    RikRong Test Drive

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    If you pop off the light covers, there will be a hole with an adjustment screw that will allow you to adjust the lights.

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  11. Xebra

    Xebra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Everything I did was on the roof. Don't pull out your interior! There are a few Allen wrench bolts on the front of the air dam (4 if I remember) and the cover comes off. Nothing extreme. Very simple.
     

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