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Old 01-12-2009, 08:02 PM
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Default how do you remove the license plate bulb???

the screws above the license plate that hold the light in plate keep aimlessly spinning...and not unscrewing.....

i tried reaching back with my hand to find the other side of the screws but the metal bumper is in the way. HOW DO I REPLACE THE BULBS??? thanks
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:00 AM
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Doug,
I just did this over last weekend.

The "screws" are actually just plastic pins that spread the plastic snap holder to keep it in place. if you take a phillips screwdriver and turn the pin, without putting any pressure on it, it will begin to screw out of the holder. Once you can get a finger nail or a pick behind the head of the pin, it just pulls straight out.

With the pins removed, you can then pop out the light holder.

Of note, this bulb is a 194 style wedge bulb. I replaced mine with a 5 LED wedge bulb and it looks cool as hell.

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:24 AM
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wow thank you so much! i was bored late at night and went to try it at 130AM...

i used the led i picked up from lethal performance and it looks great! thanks again!
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here a quick write up with pics, even though its really easy!

side by side comparison of stock bulb and LED bulb:




closer look:




clearer pics and the only tool needed:



continued...
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:28 PM
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just remove the two screws circled below with a philips head screwdriver. Then gently pull down on the light fixture.




Unscrew bulb and remove light fixture:


Replace with new led bulb. Important to note that LED has polarity, so if doesnt work first time switch it around!
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:30 PM
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end result:
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:32 PM
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I got the LED from vleds.com along with replacement LEDs for my dome light.

For some reason they sent me two license plate LEDs. So if anyone wants it, PM me your address and I will mail it to you, wont even charge you postage! First person to PM me gets it!

EDIT: LED no longer available.

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Old 11-29-2013, 12:12 PM
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Man I am glad I looked this up on changing that Lamp out.

I experienced the samething as all of you.

Once reading what the heck was really taking placxe this was completed in a matter of minutes.

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Old 10-31-2014, 10:12 PM
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Tried to replace what I thought was a burned out license plate bulb with an LED, come to find out that there is no power to the socket. Any suggestions on how to repair or even troubleshoot? Is there a wiring diagram available?
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by drh1701 View Post
Tried to replace what I thought was a burned out license plate bulb with an LED, come to find out that there is no power to the socket. Any suggestions on how to repair or even troubleshoot? Is there a wiring diagram available?
Your local Ford Dealer might share that diagram with you, maybe.

Or purchase one of the Manuals after-market that has wiring diagrams etc.



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