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

Fits years: 1998, 1999

All Nissan Altima Headlights for sale 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.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

98 1998, 99 1999 Nissan Altima Headlights Replacement Instructions

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