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Can you help me change the license plate lights on my 2006 Ford Escape?

I know how to remove the bulb housing...by sliding it towards the center and pulling out, but I can't figure out how to remove the bulb from the plastic housing. I thought I'm supposed to turn it counterclockwise, but it seems tight and I don't want to snap it or break anything.

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SOURCE: how to change the license plate light on 2001 ford focus zx3

Take a thin blade screw driver and gently pry between the rubber seal and the metal and pop the light out, replaced the bulb and pop the light back in. works fine.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 Ford Escape can't remove rear signal light housing

there is a clip holding the back, it is a push in clip, the screws hold the light assembly in position, so does the clip, so when you remove the screws you will still have to pull the light out of the clip, you should be able to pull it out with out damaging the clip and reinstall it with out damage as well. hope this helps, let me know

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SOURCE: Trying to install license plate bulbs in a 2003

First, you need to pry off the cover for each light. The best way is to find the side of the cover that has the arrow etched into it. It has a longer lip, and is easier to pry with a screwdriver. Once off, turn the light housing counterclockwise to get it out of the light cover. Then pull out the bulb (for one, I had to use a rubber gripper, the other one came out very easy). Replace the bulb and then twist the bulb housing clockwise to get in. When putting the light cover back in, the small fixed plastic notch on the light cover goes on the side of the opening without the notch. The longer, flexible notch (like on a remote control) goes on the other side and snaps right in. Took me about 5-7 minutes on the first one.

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SOURCE: How do you change a license plate light on a 2005

I just replaced one of the license plate lights on my '05. Gently push the housing toward the center of the car as you pry under the outside edge, and it will pop out. Remove the socket from the housing by twisting it 1/4 turn. The bulb is the push-in type commonly used for marker and dash lights. I always spray some Radio Shack electrical contact cleaner into the socket before inserting a new bulb - helps make a good contact and prevents corrosion. Hope this helps!

David

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Lights out on License Plate.

very common problem, the light sockets are corroded and require replacement. call your local ford dealer and they will have the parts in stock. good luck

Posted on Jan 23, 2011

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