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How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1998-1999 Nissan Altima Headlight Replacement

Tools required:
  • Flathead screwdriver

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

Step 1: Open the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the Phillips retaining screw on the top of the headlight assembly.

Step 3: Using the flathead screwdriver, gently pry the parking/blinker casing from the headlight assembly.

They are held together with a ball and socket unit, so it won't take much force.

Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harness and fully remove the parking light casing.

Step 5: Remove the Phillips retaining screws that attach the headlight assembly to the radiator area.

Step 6: Using the 10mm socket, remove the two bolts on the back of the headlight assembly.

Step 7: Remove the two retaining screws exposed by the removal of the parking light.

Step 8: You can now pull the headlight assembly from the vehicle.

Step 9: Disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the headlight assembly.

NOTE: If you ordered your replacement headlight assembly from Go-Parts, it likely includes new bulbs (as most of our models do). This saves you time, as you can now connect the wiring harness to the back of the new assembly and move right to installation. However, if it doesn't, simply turn the bulb/socket counter-clockwise, remove it from the back of the assembly, and attach it to the new one.

Step 10: Connect the wiring harness to the back of the new headlight assembly.

Step 11: Mount the headlight into place by tightening the 10mm retaining bolts and Phillips screws on the sides, top, and back of the assembly.

Step 12: Insert the parking light bulb into its casing and attach the parking light to the vehicle.

Step 13: Tighten the parking light's Phillips retaining screw to secure the assembly.

Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.

If you're looking for a good deal on the parts mentioned in this instructional guide, be sure to check these out:

Years 98-99, OEM #:26060-9E025 - Partslink # NI2502123

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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
99 1999, 98 1998 Nissan Altima Headlight Replacement Instructions

2002-2006 Nissan Altima Cabin Air Filter Replacement

2000-2001 Nissan Altima Side Mirror Replacement

1998-2006 Nissan Altima Side Mirror Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Door Handle (Interior) Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Power Window Switch Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Rear Door Panel Replacement

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Tail Light Replacement

1998-1999 Nissan Altima Parking Light Replacement

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