Question about Mazda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to replace rear license plate light connector?

Somehow my license plate light connector (rear one) broke. Socket cracks a little but I don't where the other parts and how to fix it.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Mazda Master
  • 3,287 Answers

You'll need to obtain a replacement lamp holder. I do not know which particular year vehicle you have - nor do I know if it is the socket or if it is a connector between the socket and the vehicle's wiring harness (you mention both).

You may have luck at a local auto parts store for a socket. If yours is the type that consists of a lens and socket being one piece, you'll probably need to purchase a replacement at a Mazda dealer - or a local junk yard.

If it is a connector - again - the auto parts store, dealer or junk yard should have these parts. You can also cut the connector off and splice the replacement directly to the vehicle wiring if you cant get the part fast enough. If you do this, make sure the connection is tight and waterproof by coating the completed splice with silicone caulking or similar.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

Testimonial: "Thaks a lot, Steve! I like an idea to do direct wiring! I'm afraid, car dealer will ask couple of hudred bucks for cable/socket replacement and installation..."

  • sens_boston
    sens_boston Jul 17, 2013

    Thanks, Steve! It's Mazda 2, 2011 (actually, it's my wife's car - to small for me). Today she's found wire with cracked socket hanging behind rear bumper. OK, will try to re-connect it directly tomorrow. Do I need to remove rear bumper for this job?

  • Steve Jul 17, 2013

    You shouldn't need to remove the bumper, but will probably have to crawl under the car tho. Good luck!

×

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 726 Answers

SOURCE: rear license plate lights

do they have covers on them?
if yes they will clip off then 2 screws behind that for the plate

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • 44 Answers

SOURCE: Replacing the license plate light

Hi,
Their is a plastic lens covering the licence plate bulb. I can be removed by using a flat-tipped screwdriver covered by a shop towel (or tape) on the right side of the lens. It should pop off where you can access the bulb.
Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • 196 Answers

SOURCE: light replacement

Just reach behind the bumper and grab the light/electrical harness and twist is either way and then it should pull out put in a new 194 bulb and you are set.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

bunnydawg
  • 5158 Answers

SOURCE: Replacing Bulb for License Plate on 2001 Buick Park Avenue

Have you tried to see if there is access underneath to that bulb ?

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • 226 Answers

SOURCE: License plate lights do not work.

The licence plate lights are in the same line as your tail light wiring assembly. I assume your tail lights are working or you would have got a ticket for that. The wire is either cut, broken or unhooked from the tail light wires (which usually are brown). If you can not find the problem, you can always run a new wire to the tail light wire from your licence plate wire. Then they should work.
Your other problem is that the license plate ground is rusty & not grounding, which would also not let them work, so you should probably check that first. Rick

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replace license plate light


what country? ( export below means , NOT USA)
its in the FSM
quote:
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-

Aug 19, 2013 | 2010 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

My 2005 chevy tahoe 5.3 license plate light went out i replaced bulbs problem still there what is the fuse labeled for that circuit?


Check the brake bulb socket for short , clean replace bulbs , check connector to rear licence plate lights . Also trailer harness for short , all on same fuse circuit .

Jan 23, 2013 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Tag light is not working. is there a fuse that will get the light turned back on?


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.

To Remove:
  1. Remove the two mounting screws from the license plate lamp.
  2. Remove the license plate lamp from the rear bumper fascia.
  3. Remove the license plate lamp socket by turning it counterclockwise.
To Install:
  1. Install the license plate lamp socket by turning it clockwise.
  2. Position the license plate lamp to the rear bumper fascia.
  3. Install the license plate lamp mounting screws.

Feb 17, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

How do I change the light bulb above the rear license plate?


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.

May 15, 2010 | 2008 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Need to replace license plate lights on 95 ford explorer. can't reach underneath the bumper. does the plastic assembly just twist off?


  1. From underneath the rear of the vehicle, grasp the lamp socket and rotate it 1/4 turn.
  2. Pull the lamp socket from the lens.
  3. Pull the bulb from the socket
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

3761db9.gif
Exploded view of the rear license plate light assembly-step bumper shown, other styles are similar

Oct 20, 2009 | 1995 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

1999 Dodge Neon rear license Plate bulb


LICENSE PLATE LAMP BULB
REMOVAL
  1. Remove screws attaching license plate lamp to rear bumper
  2. Remove lamp from bumper.
  3. Remove bulb socket from lamp.
  4. Pull bulb from socket.

INSTALLATION
  1. Install bulb into socket.
  2. Install bulb socket into lamp.
  3. Place lamp in position.
  4. Install screws attaching license plate lamp to rear bumper.

Oct 08, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

License plate bulbs on 98 Park Avenue


License Plate Lights Removal & Installation 1997 – 2000 To Remove:

License/backup Lamp Assembly


76707d9.gif

  1. Remove the rear compartment lid trim. (if necessary)
  2. Disconnect the license/backup assembly connector from the body harness.
  3. While removing the license/backup lamp assembly from the rear compartment lid, disconnect the harness grommet from the rear compartment lid.
  4. Remove the license lamp housing from the license/backup lamp assembly.
  5. Remove the license lamp bulb from the housing and socket.
To Install:
  1. Install the license lamp bulb into the socket and housing.
  2. Install the license lamp housing onto the license/backup lamp assembly
    • Torque the fastener to 18 in-lb (2 Nm).
  3. While holding the license/backup lamp assembly, install the harness grommet to the rear compartment lid.
  4. Install the license/backup lamp assembly
    • Torque the fasteners to 53 in-lb (6 Nm).
  5. Connect the license/backup assembly connector to the body harness.
  6. Install the rear compartment lid trim. (if necessary)

Jun 30, 2009 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

How do I change the rear license plate light bulbs?


License Plate Lights Removal & Installation License plate lamp retainer clips
a555c7b.gif
To Remove:
Remove or disconnect the following:
  1. License plate
  2. Pin-type retainers and the luggage compartment lid trim panel
  3. License plate lamp electrical connector
  4. Lamp socket from the license plate lamp
  5. Using a suitable tool, through the access hole, release the clips and remove the license plate lamp
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
  2. License plate lamp
  3. Lamp socket to the license plate lamp
  4. Electrical connector
  5. Luggage compartment lid trim panel
  6. License plate

Jun 06, 2009 | 2000 Lincoln LS

1 Answer

How do i change rear turn signal bulb on 89 corvette, notmine???


Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights 1984–89 VEHICLES
  1. If removing an inner bulb, remove the license plate. For outer bulb replacement, reach from under the vehicle.
  2. To remove the inner rear brake light, you must reach behind the license place and under the vehicle to access the bulb and socket
  3. Remove the socket from the lens by releasing the locking tab and twisting
  4. Once the bulb and socket are pulled from the rear of the lens, grasp it from behind the license plate opening
  5. Then, pull it out of the side and replace the bulb
  6. Remove the bulb from the socket and replace.
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

Apr 05, 2009 | 1989 Chevrolet Corvette

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

80 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mazda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7754 Answers

Are you a Mazda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...