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1999 Lexus GS300 license plate lights

How can I get to these bulbs to replace them?

Do I have to access from inside the trunk, or is there a way to get to them from the outside?

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  • mer1215 Jul 01, 2009

    They do not have screws on the bulb covers.

  • mer1215 Jul 01, 2009

    They do not have screws on the bulb covers.

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You access these bulbs from the inside of the trunk lid. Remove the carpet type cover by inserting a small slot screwdriver in the opening of the holding clips. Remove all of the clips, and the cover comes off easily. Then you can reach in through holes in the metal to access the lights. You will need to twist the bulb holder like you would if you were unscrewing a standard screw (counter clockwise) from the side the wire attaches to the light bulb socket. It's a snap in place fixture, so it can be tough to turn. When it comes loose, it only needs to turn a small amount to remove the light fixture from the socket that holds it in place. Once you have it out, simply pull the bulb straight out and put the new one in. Then reverse the process that you used to take it all apart.

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Don't they have screws on the bulb covers? if so just remove them.

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