I30 1996-1997

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Removal & Installation
Halogen Bulb Replacement

Specific to:

Infiniti I30 1996-2001

The headlamp is a semi-sealed beam type which uses a replaceable halogen bulb. The bulb can be replaced from the engine compartment side without removing the headlamp body.


WARNING
Grasp only the plastic base when handling the bulb. Never touch the glass envelope.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the harness connector from the back side of the bulb.
  6.  
  7. Turn the bulb clockwise (LH high beam) or counterclockwise (LH, RH low beam, and RH high beam).
  8.  
  9. Remove the headlamp bulb carefully. Do not shake or rotate the bulb when removing it.
  10.  
  11. Install in the reverse order of removal.
    WARNING
    Do not leave headlamp reflector without a bulb for a long period of time. Dust, moisture, smoke, etc. entering the headlamp body may affect the performance of the headlamp. Remove the headlamp bulb from the headlamp reflector just before a replacement bulb is to be installed.



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    Fig. Halogen headlamp assembly-I30

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Xenon Bulb

Specific to:

Infiniti I30 1996-2001


WARNING
Grasp only the plastic base when handling the bulb. Never touch the glass envelope.


WARNING
Do not leave headlamp reflector without a bulb for a long period of time. Dust, moisture, smoke, etc. entering the headlamp body may affect the performance of the headlamp. Remove the headlamp bulb from the headlamp reflector just before a replacement bulb is to be installed.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the headlamp connector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the headlamp assembly.
    CAUTION
    Never service a Xenon headlamp with wet hands. Always disconnect the negative battery cable before servicing.

  8.  
  9. To remove the low beam headlamp bulb:
    1. Remove the tamper proof TORX® bolt (size: T20), then remove the headlamp seal cover.
    2.  
    3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise while pushing in on the socket, then remove it.

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      Fig. Removing the headlamp seal cover-I30

    4.  
    5. Release the retaining pin.
    6.  
    7. Remove the Xenon bulb.

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      Fig. Release the retaining pin-I30 and I35

    8.  

  10.  
  11. To remove the high beam headlamp bulb:
    1. Turn the bulb clockwise (LH high beam) or counterclockwise (RH high beam).
    2.  
    3. Remove the bulb.
    4.  

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To install:

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. Make sure to install the bulb securely. If the Xenon bulb is improperly installed in its socket, high-tension current leaks can occur. This may lead to a melted bulb and/or bulb socket.
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