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How to: 3rd Gen License Plate Light Bulb Replacement

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tullie D, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Jan 19, 2020 at 1:03 PM
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    Tullie D

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    I've seen and heard where a lot of folks have difficulty replacing the license plate light bulbs.

    There is a quick, easy way to do it without frustration and cutting up your hands on the sharp edges behind the bumper.

    I use a trim tool like this:

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    The trim tool can be pressed in beside the lamp housing to release the clip:


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    Then reach behind the bumper and just push the lamp housing out.

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    Now you've got it out in the open where it's easy to see and handle. After you've swapped the bulb, the housing simply snaps back into place.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2020
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  2. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    Tacospike

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    That’s helpful, I’ve changed out mine a few times already the hard way
     
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  3. May 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    Fzj80 guy

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    Thank you Tullie D for posting this!! I spent 30 minutes trying to fit my fat hands under the bumper trying the remove the license plate light socket. Despite the cussing and lacerations, I was unsuccessful. I used your method and had both lights replaced with led's in under 5 minutes! Thanks again!!! :cheers:
     
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