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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2020, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Removal of Inner and Outer Tail Lamp Assemblies For 2019 Sport

Hi1 I'm a new Rogue Sport owner and was looking to upgrade the stop and backup lights to LED. I can't find anything to explain how to get to the lamps. Is there some secert method? Lots of 'how too's' on the web for the Rogue - none for the Sport. Any help would be appereciated! Thanks.
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I changed the backup bulbs in my wife's Rogue Sport to LED's as well. I found a video on YouTube for Nissan Qashqai backup lights and it was the same. Open the hatch, there is one screw on the right side that you have to remove (the handle area where you may put your hand to close it) and then the were a few plastic retainers to remove then I stuck my hand in the area for the handle and started pressing down to force the clips to let go. Every time one popped loose, it sounded like something was breaking but after getting the whole cover off, nothing was broken and it gave access to the bulbs. Hope that helps.

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Accomplished this without having to remove anything but the interior shroud on the hatch. Ruined one of the plastic rivets but I bought a kit with 410 fasteners on eBay for about $12. It even came with a removal tool and a selection of orange plastic blades and pry bars. The openings in the hatch were wide enough to accept the LED bulb in the socket and it was easy to replace both bulbs. Now, when I back up, I have light from my garage all the way down to the street - 85 feet away! Big improvement for small price.


I FINALLY got the drivers side combination light assembly off the car in order to replace the brake light. The passenger side combination light is still on - that just won't budge and I've tried just about everything I can think of sort of using a steel pry bar on it. Honestly, I was sort of disappointed in the LED brake light - it's marginally brighter than the old halogen bulb that was in there. I'm tempted to just leave that stubborn lens alone. The last thing I want is to break the cover since these are so pricey.



I did find that a modest amount of lubrication on the slot at the front and on the pins makes pulling the lens assembly much easier. I only wish someone at Nissan would notice this and do it at the factory!

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Thumbs up LCD Out - Halogen In!

For those interested in this topic - I removed the LCD brake light from the driver's side combination light yesterday and reinstalled the halogen bulb. The halogen is actually quite a bit brighter than the LCD in this application.



As I indicated above, putting a bit of lube (white grease) on the slot and into the receptacles for the pins made removal of the lens a breeze - remove the 10MM bolts and a simple tug and it came free. I am still unable to free the passenger's side light. If the bulbs ever burn out, I will attempt it but, until that time, it stays as is! I do not feature spending around $200 on a new lens after I break the installed one. I learned many years ago not to 'fix' what isn't broken and that you poke a sleeping tiger in the eye with a sharp stick at your own peril!

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