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How to Replace License Plate Bulbs 00-07 Toyota Highlander

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  1. step : Removing the License Plate Bulb (0:21)
    • Loosen the Phillips screw from the light
    • Remove the casing with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the bulb out of the light
  2. step : Installing the License Plate Bulb (2:01)
    • Press the bulb into the light
    • Clamp the cover on
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the light

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License plate lights: I'm going to open the hatch, just so we can work. It’s very rusty. Try to put a Philips head screwdriver in here. I've got one screw loose. Let’s see if I can get the other one out. It's turning. It's like disintegrating. That is a very, very rusty screw. Let me take that out. It’s loose now. I'm going to throw that screw away. Hopefully this will come out the same way.

Hopefully yours is not as rusty. If it is, you have to get some new self-tapping screws. Now you can pull this down. Now we're going to take a small flat-bladed screwdriver. There's an opening here, just kind of pry that up on both sides. Just kind of gently pry it up. Take the cover off.

There’s a 194 peanut bulb, reach in there, try to get ahold of that. Pull it straight out. This one's pretty burnt out. I'm going to replace it. Just install the new bulb, push this right into place. Put the cover back on. Lines up with these little pins at the bottom. Push this back into place. I'll reuse this screw, and just put it in place. And I'm going to go find another self-tapping screw to replace this one. Once you find a new screw you want to use, just reinstall it. These don't have to be super-tight. This will be the same for both sides.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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