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#1 Old 08-10-2005, 11:01 PM
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Toyota Corolla license plate light replacement

The manual says dealer must replace this light. Can anyone tell me how I
can do it myself? Thanks in advance.

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#2 Old 08-10-2005, 11:25 PM
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Re: Toyota Corolla license plate light replacement


"jasharratt" <jasharratt@aol.com> wrote in message
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> The manual says dealer must replace this light. Can anyone tell me how I
> can do it myself? Thanks in advance.
>[/color]

It would help if you provide the year and body style of your Corolla. The
manual usually shows how to replace bulbs.

First, go to your local auto parts store and get the correct replacement
bulb.

The license plate bulb probably has a clear plastic cover. If the cover has
screws, remove the screws, pop off the clear plastic color, and change the
bulb. If the cover doesn't have screws, look behind the fixture to see if
there is a way to remove the bulb from behind.
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#3 Old 08-11-2005, 08:48 AM
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Re: Toyota Corolla license plate light replacement

> The license plate bulb probably has a clear plastic cover. If the cover
has[color=blue]
> screws, remove the screws, pop off the clear plastic color, and change the
> bulb. If the cover doesn't have screws, look behind the fixture to see if
> there is a way to remove the bulb from behind.[/color]

Take my starlet as example. To get to those bulbs, you have to carefully
unscrew and pull off the boot lid trim. Upside down. With those fucked
little expanding screws... Very hard to get to.
I yanked the screws straight out with pliers in the end, job done very
easily.
There was a wire or bolt somewhere that I couldn't find stopping me from
taking it off completely, in the centre below the high level brake light.

Could be a real pain in the arse, or easy like the side bulbs in the same
car - pull cover off, bulb out, unscrew bulb, reverse procedure with new
bulb. 30 seconds to replace... but license plate lights? took me damn near
an hour with all the fucking around trying to unscrew the little plastic
bastards the traditional way because i didn't want to damage it.

-mark


#4 Old 08-11-2005, 09:00 AM
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Re: Toyota Corolla license plate light replacement

Mark jb wrote:[color=blue]
> with new bulb. 30 seconds to replace... but license plate lights?
> took me damn near an hour with all the fucking around trying to
> unscrew the little plastic bastards the traditional way because i
> didn't want to damage it.[/color]

Next time buy a Clip-Zip trim removal tool.
[url]http://crlaurence.com/ProductPages/C/CZ326_14495.html?Origin=[/url]


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license plate bulb

I recently had to replace the bulb. It was relatively simple. Open your trunk and remove the fasteners for the fabric cover. Inside you will see the back of the plate lamps. Pull the wire straight out carefully, then turn the bulb holder and pull it out. Replace the bulb and put it back together. It took about 20 minutes to do the entire job.
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