The license plate bulbs are relatively easy to replace, and for the car we did the job on today, we only needed a small flat tip screwdriver. (As a note, there is a special tool you can purchase to remove the trunk clips in a safer manner than with a screwdriver) Start by opening the trunk and locating the round, plastic body clips which attach the trunk liner to the trunk. Using a small flat tip screwdriver, gently pull the clips out of place. You may need to start on one side of the clip and then work the other side in order to remove it.
|Use a small flat tip screwdriver to gently pry the body clips of the trunk liner out.|
|Once the trunk liner is removed, you will be able to see the socket holding the license light.|
Remove the white electrical clip by squeezing it gently and pulling it loose. Then, rotate the socket counter clockwise to remove it. With the socket out, you can remove and replace the old bulb with a fresh one. We chose to upgrade our lighting with an LED bulb.
|The old bulb removed from the socket.|
|Test the new bulb out before putting the socket back in place.|
|Once you have put the sockets back into place, double check the bulbs on last time before reinstalling the trunk liner.|
Everything else is the reverse of removal. The final product on the vehicle we serviced today looks like this.
|Our test vehicle once again has a well lit license plate.|
As always, if you have any questions, drop us a line! Happy motoring and keep on driving!
Here's a link to our article on how to replace a broken headlight lens: Headlight Lens Removal and Installation