How to remove 350z headlights

The best way we found to change the headlight bulbs in your 350z is to completely remove your headlight housings. To do that, you’ll need to remove the bumper. It is possible to get access to the back side of your headlight through the wheel well, but you don’t have much space to work in and the actual replacement job is more difficult this way. if you take the headlights off the car you can easily do a good job at replacing your Nissan 350z headlight bulbs or upgrading your blinker bulbs to LED.

  1. Start by pulling back the front fender liner on both sides of the car.
  2. Reach behind the bumper next to the front wheels and remove the two 10mm bolts attached on the both sides on the bumper. These bolts face up, and connect the top corner of the bumper to the bottom corner of the fender.
  3. Locate and remove the six plastic clips on the top of the bumper under the hood.
  4. At the bottom lip of the bumper locate and remove eight 10mm blots that hold the splash shield.

With the front bumper removed, removing the headlights is easy.

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Remove the four bolts: two on the bottom, one on the top, and one on the side.

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There is one large bulk head connector that all of your headlight wires plug into that needs to be disconnected. With the headlight housings removed, its really easy to get at your 350z bulbs to change them. Are you looking for new bulbs that are brighter or have a better color? Find 350z headlight bulb replacements and upgrades here. And watch the video below to see the different headlight options and differences.

How to put 2006+ headlights on my 2003 – 2005 350z

The headlights on the 350z came in two styles, early model and late model. From 2003 – 2005 the 350z had a weak hybrid-projector low beam that could come with HID or halogen bulbs. But in 2006 and on Nissan upgraded to a new style of headlight that uses a single bi-xenon HID projector system. This newer model headlight looks better and has better light output.

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Watch the video below to see how to remove the headlights from your car.

In the first part of this video you can see how the headlights are removed from the vehicle and see that the bulkhead wire connector for both styles of headlights are identical! To upgrade your headlights from your original 2003 – 2005 headlights is as simple as getting your hands on a set of OEM 2006+ headlights, and replacing your original headlights. There is no modification necessary. They are totally plug and play! If your original headlights didn’t have original HID headlights, but you want 2006+ HID headlights, it’s fine – it’s still plug and play. A good place to find OEM 2006-2009 350z HID headlights is eBay, Amazon or a 350z forum.

Truck-Lite 4×6 LED Headlights

Available September 2015 HERE

Truck-Lite developed and brought to market the world’s first 100% LED sealed beam style 7″ round H6024 headlight a decade ago, and since then they have been a leader in the LED headlight market around the world! The Truck-Lite company now has a second generation of 5×7″ LED sealed beam headlight replacements, and 7″ round LED sealed beam headlight replacements and in September of 2015 they will be releasing the all new 4×6″ LED headlight sealed beam replacement.

This new sealed beam replacement style headlight will be a plug and play upgrade for anyone running 4" x 6" sealed beam style housings, high beam and low beam will be separate.

This new sealed beam replacement style headlight will be a plug and play upgrade for anyone running 4″ x 6″ sealed beam style housings, high beam and low beam will be separate.

Semi trucks, tractor trailers, cars, tractors and light trucks have been using the 1A1 and 2A1 style (4×6″) headlights for ages, and this year a new LED version will be available! These new LED headlights from Truck-Lite should sell for less than $200 each.

The system will offer a beam pattern with improved width and longer reach in a build that is designed to be lightweight.  The LED lighting provides several improvements over alternatives including longer life, better lumen maintenance and improved color.

A 9-33v multi-volt design ensures that the 4×6 LED headlight system works with any vehicle that uses industry standard 4×6-inch cutouts including buses, off-road vehicles and medium-duty trucks. With proper mounting, the headlights exceed FMVSS-108 and CMVSS-108 DOT requirements for both low and high beam performance.

“Our goal is to get LED lighting and its safety benefits into as many vehicles as possible. Truck-Lite received feedback from the market that there was a demand for this, and we’re thrilled to respond so quickly, and with such a high-caliber product,” said Brian Kupchella, president and COO.