Quest 1995-1996

Exterior Lighting

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Back-up Lights



Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Press the tab on the back-up lamp cover and remove the cover from the interior liftgate panel.
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  5. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the assembly.
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  7. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket.
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  9. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

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    Fig. Press the tab on the back-up lamp cover and remove it



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    Fig. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket

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Fog & Driving Lights



Aiming

Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000

  1. Park the vehicle on level ground, so it is perpendicular to and, facing a flat wall about 25 ft. (7.6m) away.
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  3. Remove any stone shields, if equipped, and switch ON the lights.
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  5. Loosen the mounting hardware of the lights so you can aim them as follows:
    1. The horizontal distance between the light beams on the wall should be the same as between the lights themselves.
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    3. The vertical height of the light beams above the ground should be 4 in. (10cm) less than the distance between the ground and the center of the lamp lenses for fog lights. For driving lights, the vertical height should be even with the distance between the ground and the center of the lamp.
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  7. Tighten the mounting hardware.
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  9. Test to make sure the lights work correctly, and the light pattern is even.
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Installing Aftermarket Auxiliary Lights

Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000


NOTE
Before installing any aftermarket light, make sure it is legal for road use. Most acceptable lights will have a DOT approval number. Also check your local and regional inspection regulations. In certain areas, aftermarket lights must be installed in a particular manner or they may not be legal for inspection.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unpack the contents of the light kit purchased. Place the contents in an open space where you can easily retrieve a piece if needed.
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  5. Choose a location for the lights. If you are installing fog lights, below the bumper and apart from each other is desirable. Most fog lights are mounted below or very close to the headlights. If you are installing driving lights, above the bumper and close together is desirable. Most driving lights are mounted between the headlights.
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  7. Drill the needed hole(s) to mount the light. Install the light, and secure using the supplied retainer nut and washer. Tighten the light mounting hardware, but not the light adjustment nut or bolt.
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  9. Install the relay that came with the light kit in the engine compartment, in a rigid area, such as a fender. Always install the relay with the terminals facing down. This will prevent water from entering the relay assembly.
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  11. Using the wire supplied, locate the ground terminal on the relay, and connect a length of wire from this terminal to a good ground source. You can drill a hole and screw this wire to an inside piece of metal; just scrape the paint away from the hole to ensure a good connection.
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  13. Locate the light terminal on the relay; and attach a length of wire between this terminal and the fog/driving lamps.
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  15. Locate the ignition terminal on the relay, and connect a length of wire between this terminal and the light switch.
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  17. Find a suitable mounting location for the light switch and install. Some examples of mounting areas are a location close to the main light switch, auxiliary light position in the dash panel, if equipped, or in the center of the dash panel.
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  19. Depending on local and regional regulations, the other end of the switch can be connected to a constant power source such as the battery, an ignition opening in the fuse panel, or a parking or headlight wire.
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  21. Locate the power terminal on the relay, and connect a wire with an in-line fuse of at least 10 amperes between the terminal and the battery.
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  23. With all the wires connected and tied up neatly, connect the negative battery cable.
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  25. Turn the lights ON and adjust the light pattern, if necessary.
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Front Parking & Side Marker Lights



Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the front parking and side marker lamp assembly mounting screw.
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  5. Gently pry the assembly from the fender.
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  7. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the assembly.
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  9. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. Remove the front parking and side marker lamp assembly mounting screw and . . .



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    Fig. . . . gently pry the assembly from the fender



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    Fig. Turn the socket and remove it from the assembly

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Front Turn Signal Lights



Removal & Installation
Bumper Mounted Front Turn Signal
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the front turn signal lamp mounting screw(s).
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  5. Remove the front turn signal lamp from the bumper.
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  7. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the lens.
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  9. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1/4 of a turn to release it from the lens

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Grille Illumination Bar Lights



Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the grille. Please refer to Body and Trim, Exterior, Grille for the procedure.
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  5. Remove the screws from the top of the front grille illumination bar.
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  7. Using a screwdriver, release the three square-headed plastic clips from the bottom of the illumination bar.
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  9. Separate the illumination bar from the vehicle.
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  11. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the assembly.
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  13. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket.
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  15. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. Remove the screws from the top of the front grille illumination bar and . . .



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    Fig. . . . release the three square-headed plastic clips



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    Fig. Use a straight blade screwdriver to release the clips



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    Fig. Turn the socket and remove it from the illumination bar

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Headlights



Aiming

Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000

The headlights must be properly aimed to provide the best, safest road illumination. The lights should be checked for proper aim and adjusted as necessary. Certain state and local authorities have requirements for headlight aiming; these should be checked before adjustment is made.


CAUTION
About once a year, when the headlights are replaced, or any time front end work is performed on your vehicle, the headlight should be accurately aimed by a reputable repair shop using the proper equipment. Headlights not properly aimed can make it virtually impossible to see and may blind other drivers on the road, possibly causing an accident. Note that the following procedure is a temporary fix, until you can take your vehicle to a repair shop for a proper adjustment.

Headlight adjustment may be temporarily made using a wall, as described below, or on the rear of another vehicle. When adjusted, the lights should not glare in oncoming car or truck windshields, nor should they illuminate the passenger compartment of vehicles driving in front of you. These adjustments are rough and should always be fine-tuned by a repair shop which is equipped with headlight aiming tools. Improper adjustments may be both dangerous and illegal.

For the vehicles covered by this manual, horizontal and vertical aiming of each headlamp is provided by two adjusting bolts which move the headlamp housing. There is no adjustment for focus; this is done during headlight manufacturing.

Before disturbing the headlamp in any way, note the current settings in order to ease headlight adjustment upon reassembly. If the setting of the old lamp still works, this can be done using the wall of a garage or a building:

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, with the fuel tank about 1 / 2 full and with the vehicle empty of all extra cargo (unless normally carried). The vehicle should be facing a wall which is no less than 6 feet (1.8m) high and 12 feet (3.7m) wide. The front of the vehicle should be about 25 feet from the wall.
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  3. If aiming is to be performed outdoors, it is advisable to wait until dusk in order to properly see the headlight beams on the wall. If done in a garage, darken the area around the wall as much as possible by closing shades or hanging cloth over the windows.
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  5. Turn the headlights ON and mark the wall at the center of each light's low beam, then switch on the brights and mark the center of each light's high beam. A short length of masking tape which is visible from the front of the vehicle may be used. Although marking all four positions is advisable, marking one position from each light should be sufficient.
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  7. If neither beam on one side is working, and if another like-sized vehicle is available, park the second one in the exact spot where the vehicle was and mark the beams using the same-side light. Then switch the vehicles so the one to be aimed is back in the original spot. It must be parked no closer to or farther away from the wall than the second vehicle.
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  9. Perform any necessary repairs, but make sure the vehicle is not moved, or is returned to the exact spot from which the lights were marked. Turn the headlights ON and adjust the beams to match the marks on the wall.
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  11. Have the headlight adjustment checked as soon as possible by a reputable repair shop.

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    Fig. Headlight adjustment pattern



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    Fig. Inner headlight adjustment bolt location



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    Fig. Using a socket on the outer adjustment bolt for aiming the headlight

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Removal & Installation

Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000


WARNING
Do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers. Oil from your fingers can severely shorten the life of the bulb. If necessary, wipe off any dirt or oil from the bulb with rubbing alcohol before completing installation.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disconnect the headlight bulb electrical connector.
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  5. Turn the headlight bulb retainer counterclockwise and remove the retainer.
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  7. Pull the bulb out of the housing.
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  9. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. Disconnect the headlight bulb electrical connector



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    Fig. Turn the headlight bulb retainer counterclockwise and . . .



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    Fig. . . . remove the retainer



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    Fig. Pull the bulb out of the housing

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High Mount Brake Light



Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the four high-mount brake light cover screws and remove the cover.
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  5. Lift the light assembly from the body.
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  7. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the assembly.
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  9. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. Remove the high-mount brake light cover



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    Fig. Lift the light assembly from the body and . . .



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    Fig. . . . turn the socket and remove it from the assembly

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License Plate Lights



Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the two license plate lamp retaining screws.
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  5. Pull the lamp assembly down away from the license plate housing.
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  7. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the assembly.
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  9. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

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    Fig. To replace the license plate light bulb, remove the two screws and pull the lamp away from the body

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Rear Side Marker Light



Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the rear side marker lamp screw.
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  5. Starting at the end where the retaining screw was, pull outward on the lamp.
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  7. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the lens.
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  9. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket.
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  11. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. After removing the screw, pull the lamp from the body



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    Fig. Turn the socket and remove it from the assembly

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Rear Turn Signal, Brake & Parking Lights



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the rear storage compartment door from the interior rear quarter panel.
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  5. Turn the socket counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the lamp assembly.
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  7. Turn the bulb counterclockwise approximately 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the socket.
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  9. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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    Fig. View of rear lamp sockets with the storage compartment door removed



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    Fig. Turn the socket and remove it from the lamp assembly

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