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How do I replace the license plate light bulb?

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  • kellypm Dec 25, 2008

    How do I replace the license plate light bulbs on my 2004 Cadillic DeVille?



    They are both out and I have removed the liner of the trunk lid and cannot find access.



    It apprears that the plastic holders for the bulbs pop out from the outside of the car but I am concerned that they will break. The owners manual does not cover the replacement and does not indicate the bulb number. (Typical GM)

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I just replaced the license plate lamps on my 2004 Deville DTS.
Lamp is PC195. Lamp PC168 will also work, (it was in my car for the last two years), but it is a brighter bulb than needed.

You pop out the lamp holders by pushing (sliding)the right side towards the left. That little push will unhook plastic tabs from the sheet metal and the right side of the lamp holder will release from the trunk. See the attached photo.

To push the lamp holder, I used a narrow putty knife covered with masking tape. A screwdriver will work as well. The masking tape protects the paint from scratches.

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