The fender side of the taillight is snapped on. Turn the retaining spring tool to the left until the slot in the cup of the retaining spring releases from the pin. Below is what is required to remove and replace the drum. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working. Use a flat screwdriver to slip the white cover with wires off the screw post.
I just wanted to add that there are 2 and only 2 screws to be concerned about removing the 10mm nuts from. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Step 1Grab the brake light on both sides and give a slight upward tug and it should pop out. Step 10 Install the new or resurfaced brake drum. These are the best instructions I've found for replacing the Nissan Versa sedan tail light. Tighten them inward using the ratchet and socket alternately.
If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. Mine looks different from the photo, and connects from outside the car instead of inside the trunk. Step 3 Using a floor jack, lift up the rear of the vehicle. Now you can turn the bulb socket a quarter turn remove the bulb. Brake bleeding should be done on a regular basis and if not be careful not to bust the bleeders from rusting. Step 6 Remove the brake drum by pulling it outwards.
They need to be adjusted fairly snug but not tight you must be able to turn the drum by hand with little effort. Since some of you guys here are new owners I thought I'd save you a trip to the dealer once you start modifing your armada's. If any of these conditions are found, the brake drum will need to be resurfaced or replaced. I'm not sure what set's it off othe … r than pulling things apart but at some point you will likely end up with a flashing airbag sensor light. Use a magnet to remove. Keep hands away from friction surfaces, place drum over shoes.
When done and lowered the e brake should tighten up and hold the car in D or R at about 5 notches. There are two hex head bolts that hold the tail light assembly in place. This video demonstrates how to change a burnt out taillight bulb on your 2013 Nissan Versa. When both sides are done, slide the new drums or old drums if you're not replacing them onto the rear shoes. The burn out light bulb for brake, turning signal, backup, etc can only be removed by first remove the whole light assembly from the car. I suggest 2 people work toward getting the lens off the drivers side. This will draw the drum from the hub.
Note: I am not a registered charity. When changing the tailight bulb on your Versa, be careful not to touch the glass part of the new bulb as this will cause the tailight bulb to burn out quicker. Simply turn the socket in the opposite direction and the build should pull out. Remove the retaining springs on each shoe of the left rear wheel first using the retaining spring tool in one hand while holding the retaining pin located on the backing plate with the other. It should look like the pic below Step 2Grab the wire connecting the brake light to the car and push the tab in and pull apart. It may also have a rust ridge to the back of the pads on the drum. Step 8 Visually inspect the brake shoe linings and drum brake components for damage or wear.
Make sure that grease does not contact the lining material. If you are going to replace a bulb in your cluster, it is a good idea to replace all of them. Burn out tail lights are a common reason for a police officer to pull you over, so we recommend changing all of the tail lights on your Versa whenever one is burnt out. Now turn the key on and watch the light. All of these clips will allow the tail light to slide out of the car by pulling it toward the rear of the car not to the side. With a little hand force don't use a screwdriver, it may crack the light or scratch the paint you should be able to pop the light assembly … out.
I guess that doesn't sound so bad but it doesn't slide out that easy or slides back in. Slightly loosen the lower 10mm nut with the socket and ratcheting wrench. Pull the white plastic part of the wire harness straight off the threaded bolt end. The housing on my lights is more of a triangle, with sharp points at the bottom rear and top side of the car, and the stud catch in the center of the triangle at the third point at the bottom side of car. Repeat this until it starts to move. Still all original, and only half worn.