Hey keemo 68...Thanx for your very quick response. So, when i use the pliers to remove the clips would it destroy them? Would it be easy to place back? WOW! I appreciate your help man...the dealership will ot help me at all. They want me to take it to them so they can charge me 800 bucks.
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I just replaced my 2 bulbs an hour ago in my garage. 1. Pry off all the clips that hold the liner. I used a cloth covered spatula, so as not to chip the paint, to pull out the liner a little bit and used my index and middle finger to pull back the clip and the liner, very slowly to prevent breakage. When all the clips are off, the liner will fall, no need to remove the emergency release handle. 2. Press the tiny release lock that hold the wires in the socket and pull out the wires, carefully. 3. Turn the socket 1/4 the the left carefully, while putting a little pressure upward, then the socket will release. 4. Pull the bulb staight out and replace it. 5. Reverse the procedure and voila! A ton of money saved!!!!!! MVC.
the Steps on how to replace license plate light on your car.
Open the trunk and locate the trunk liner retainer clips.Use the
Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the center plastic screw of the
retainer clip about 1/4 turn, just enough to raise the head of the
screw from the base of the clip. Pull the screw up, and lift the
clip out of the liner. Use a flathead screwdriver to help pry it
out. Remove enough of the clips to allow access to the license plate
light sockets. Pull the liner back.
Remove the emergency trunk release handle by popping off the top
cover of the handle. Use the needle nose pliers to gently squeeze
the prongs on the shaft, while removing the handle.
Unplug the wire harness from the license plate light bulb socket the
release clip on the side of the outlet.Twist the license plate light
bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise, using the needle nose pliers
again. Do not apply too much pressure to the pliers; you may damage
Remove the bulb from the socket, and replace it with a new one.
Replace the socket into the socket assembly, and plug the wire
harness back in. Test the bulb by turning on the lights of the
Corolla, then turn them off again.
Replace the trunk emergency release handle, and replace the hood
liner and the retainer clips. Remove the old bulb and tools, and
close the trunk.
You should have two license plate lights, right above the license plate. If you remove the two screws that hold the one you want to change in, the entire fixture will drop down(best to do this with the trunk open). Remove the metal clip plate that covers the bulb. The bulb SHOULD simply pull directly out.
Hope this helps you.
its real simple look at the license plates then look up you will see 2 screw per lamp / unscrew them and slide remove its a 194 bulb so get some ready then replace and put back / Please rate my response thank you very much
remove felt liner from rear of trunk, (liner directly behind rear lights in side trunk) should be 4 plastic Phillips head screws. Loosing screws, then slowly peel liner away. You will see 3 nuts on each side, removing these nuts will loosing the rear light lenses, so you can pull the lense away from the body from the out side to gain access to the license plate bulbs. Re-install in reverse order. While in there I would recommend replacing your brake light and reverse light bulb. Hey your already in there might as well do a little preventive maintance.
ok those are called christmas trees they are a pain. there is a tool you can buy on the cheep to help you remove these and keep from destroying. but they sell those as well and they are cheap i usually don't worry about the clips i just replace them. the pliers will hold that plastic insert for the liscense plate
you should have an access point in the trunk. if the plate is mounted on the trunk wall yopu have to pull back the fabric to gain access. if it is mounted on the trunk lid there should be an access panel you can remove to gain entry to the little cubby. just use a pliers to hold the plastic isert and remove fasteners. this should do the trick...please rate thanks