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Support the bumper with a jack, disconnect any electrical wires to license plate light, then loosen and remove the bolts that hold the bumper to the frame. Slowly back the jack up and lower it so the bumper can now rest on the floor.
There are 6 bolts that hold the rear trunk panel on the trunk itself:
4 behind the license plate on the outside of the trunk and two inside
the trunk panel trim. 1. Remove the license place from the DeVille rear trunk panel. 2. Remove the 4 bolts located below the license plate. 3. Remove the trunk panel (felt) trim inside the trunk. 4. There is a small bolt on each side of inside trunk panel (4mm I believe). Remove them. Each will have a rubber washer on them so you'll know you are removing the correct bolt. 5.
From the outside of the trunk, lift out the rear trunk panel. The
license plate light (and reverse lights) are removed by turning the
light assemblies counter clockwise.
what country? ( export below means , NOT USA)
its in the FSM
A single standard equipment rear license plate lamp unit is integral to the
license plate mounting bracket just below the left rear lamp unit on vehicles manufactured for domestic
markets. A bracket with two rear license plate lamps is located on the rear bumper directly below the
spare tire on vehicles manufactured for export markets.
and HOW TO: quote
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the license plate from the rear license plate bracket.
3. Remove the four screws (4) that secure the rear license plate bracket and lamp unit (3) to the four spring
nuts (2) in the rear body sheet metal (5).
4. Pull the bracket and lamp unit away from the rear body sheet metal far enough to access and disconnect
the body wire harness connector (1) from the connector on the back of the bracket and lamp unit housing.
5. Remove the bracket and lamp unit from the vehicle.
unquote the FSM.
Buy one for $20-
The fuse labeled REAR PARK LP 15A in the right instrument panel fuse box powers the rear park lamps, and the tag lamps. If your rear park lamps are working then you most likely need to replace the tag lamps (bulbs). Use the following procedure to replace the lamps.
Remove the two mounting screws from the license plate lamp.
Remove the license plate lamp from the rear bumper fascia.
Remove the license plate lamp socket by turning it counterclockwise.
Install the license plate lamp socket by turning it clockwise.
Position the license plate lamp to the rear bumper fascia.
YOU HAVE TO OPEN THE TRUNK LID REMOVE THE BLACK PLASTIC COVER FOR THE TRUNK LID LATCH.REMOVE THE LICENSE PLATE LIGHT HOUSING FROM THE TRUNK LID.REMOVE THE BULB SOCKET FROM THE LICENSE PLATE LIGHT HOUSING.TO REMOVE BULB FROM THE SOCKET SIMPLY PULL IT STRAIGHT OUT OF THE SOCKET.
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.