2015 Micra headlight change

Last week, the passenger side headlight burned out on the low beam side. While this might seem premature (I’ve had the vehicle for less than a year), consider that I’ve put on around 35,000km on the car, and most of that driving has been with the headlights on due to the fact that I generally drive to work before the sun goes up, and always have the headlights on when it’s raining, snowing, or foggy…and we got a ton of snow this year. It’s a wear-and-tear item.

On my previous car, a Grand Am GT, the headlight change was a bit of an ordeal that required removal of the entire headlight assembly and typically the replacement of a plastic ring. On the Micra, the headlight change is remarkably easy. Things I liked about Nissan’s design over what I had before:

  • Steel retainer ring is much less likely to break than a plastic screw-on ring
  • Easily accessible without needing to remove anything
  • Smaller light inside headlight housing illuminates headlight assembly after headlight has burned out

And so, with no further ado, my video on changing the headlight on the 2015 Nissan Micra:

Part number 9003, or H4.

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