How to Install DRL on a 2006 Nissan 350Z

Written by daniel valladares
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Daytime running lights, or DRLs, are an extra safety measure being installed in modern vehicles that increase the visibility of your vehicle during the day. Most DRLs are simply the high-beam bulbs turned on at a reduced power setting. Installing new DRL bulbs to your 2006 Nissan 350Z is fairly simple, but it is time consuming as you need to raise the vehicle with a jack in order to access the headlights.

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Things you need

  • Jack
  • Socket wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • H7 bulb

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  1. 1

    Place the jack under the 350Z and lift up the car.

  2. 2

    Remove the wheel nuts from the wheel and pull the tire off the 350Z.

  3. 3

    Remove the four screws from the wheel well access area cover and pull the cover off.

  4. 4

    Reach into the access area and locate the headlamp assembly. The lower bulb is the high-beam bulb.

  5. 5

    Rotate the bulb counterclockwise and pull it out of the headlamp assembly. Install the replacement H7 bulb and rotate it clockwise to secure it.

  6. 6

    Reattach the wheel well access area cover and its screws. Reattach the tire and lower the car jack.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful when handling halogen bulbs as they contain pressurised gases and can explode if scratched or dropped.

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