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How to Replace License plate Bulbs 06-11 Toyota Camry

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  1. step : Removing the Bulb (0:21)
    • Open the trunk
    • Pry off the clips on the trunk trim
    • Peel back the trunk trim
    • Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
  2. step : Installing the Bulb (1:43)
    • Press the bulb on
    • Turn the socket clockwise
    • Press the trunk trim on
    • Press in the clips

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

To change a reverse light bulb or a marker light bulb, you open the trunk. There is a carpeted trim panel. It's got push clips. We're going to use our push clip removal tool. You can just see where the bulbs are behind here, but it's going to be easier to remove these two clips and fold it down. I'm going to pop them out and put them down here so I don't lose them. Can fold this back.

See the back of the two light bulb sockets here? This one is the lower one. That's the marker bulb. I'm going to turn it counterclockwise. It's a little tight to get it out. Pull it right out. It's a 194 bulb.

To replace it, you just pull it out and put a new one back in. Reinstall it. Line it up with the holes and then we'll turn it clockwise to lock it in.

The reverse light bulb is this top one. Turn this one clockwise to loosen it. Pull it down. This is a 921. To change it you pull it out and then insert the new one. Same thing, put it back in the tail lamp, back in the light housing. Turn it counterclockwise and it locks in. Those bulbs are replaced.

To remove this carpeted shield on the inside of the trunk lid, there are 13 push clips all over here. I already removed these. I'm going to continue to remove these here using the trim clip tool. Just work them under there and pull them right out. I'm just going to put them in the trunk so I don't lose them. Pop out the last clip. This carpet is now loose. Slide it off and slide the emergency handle through it. I'm going to just put it in the trunk so it doesn't get damaged. See all our components on the inside of the trunk lid? We need to change the bulbs for the license plate lights. They are right here. Turn them clockwise. That's a 194 bulb.

To replace it you pull it out like that, put a new one in. Line up the tabs. Lock it in place, same for the other one, exact same way.

To reinstall the carpeted cover, goes on the inside of the rear trunk lid. Push it up and over that, just hold it in place. It’s pretty light. Hold it in one hand. We're going to get one of these push clips caught. Get another on caught over here. Get one of the bottom ones caught, make sure this middle one's good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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