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Unread 12-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Licence Plate Light Replacement

any tricks to chaning this out? I have one bulb out and after removing the lense I could't get the bulb out. I didn't want to force it before knowing what bulb it is and if there where any tricks to get this out

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Unread 12-18-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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a pair of needle nose... i broke my lenses and my housing replacing mine lol
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Unread 12-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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I had a heck of a time getting my original bulbs out. Getting the LEDs out are a lot easier. I recommend a pair of needle-nose pliers as well. I think there was a write-up about getting them out in one other thread, but I can't remember where it was at.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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Yeah those bulbs are tricky to get out. I replaced mine a few weeks ago. Used needle-nose pliers as everyone else has, the passenger's side bulb came out with relatively little hassle, but the driver's side was a pain in the rear. Ended up squeezing too hard and broke the light. I was able to grab onto the filament with the pliers and it came right out no problem, it's all about leverage. But yes, LED lights will slide out MUCH easier than traditional bulbs.

On a side note, be careful with LEDs. At least around where I'm from, I have known people to have issues with the police due to LED license plate lights. The reasoning is because some LEDs give off a "blue" tint, even though they're classified as white lights. Believe me, you don't want to argue with an officer about the color of the lights, even if you're the one who's right. I eventually want to replace all of my lights with LEDs but again, sometimes the law has issues with the brightness and temperature of the light colors. Just food for thought.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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To make future replacement easier, dab some dielectric grease in the sockets before putting in the new bulbs. That will also help keep the contacts from corroding.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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anyone know what the bulb number is?
Do you twist to get it out or simply pull out?
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Unread 12-19-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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Bulb is #168 in my 05. I used some foam tape on each side of my needle nose pliers and pulled straight out. The new ones go in much easier. I used a T10 led replacement in pure white. Looks great. If your light doesn't come on once installed pull the bulb and reverse it 180 degrees.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #8
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throw some silverstar bulbs in that size in there. its shocking how much brighter and alittle whiter they are compared to the stockers.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #9
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I replaced mine also using needle-nose pliers. The bulbs are very small and hard to grab. Don't apply to much pressure or you might break the bulbs.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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I'm assuming you don't need a resistor for LEDs in the license plate? I was going to replace mine with LEDs but after I had issues with the taillights, I sent them back without trying them out.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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LED plate lights don't need resistors. I threw them in and haven't looked back. They have a much better light output too.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 07:23 PM   #12
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I just replaced my license plate lights with two LEDs and now one of them doesn't work, put the older bulb in, doesn't work, tried the other led, doesn't work.. If I maybe shorted something would it have taken out both bulbs? Bit annoying

Also I'm brand new here so thought I'd say hi and happy holidays from Florida
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Unread 12-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #13
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anyone recommend a place to buy the lens for the license plate bulb? Mine are all yellowed and brittle. 07 WK.
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Unread 12-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #14
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Here are the part numbers for the lens covers.

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mine are broke too... part number for them are 68020954AB 68020955AB ive broke both mine off and havent had them for a few weeks- no problems. ill buy new ones eventually.
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Unread 01-05-2014, 02:56 PM   #15
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Replaced my licence plate lights with Nokya #168 hyper bulb. It looked great but after the lights were only on for an hour they literally burned a hole in the plastic molding on the lift gate. $ 185 part to replace, anyone ever have this same issue?
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