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Sep 9, 12:47am - #270641 
Lights, Rear License Lights (194/168 M4-WEDGE) - How To Replace

How To Replace Rear License Plate Lights

Rear License Plate Lights are 194/168 WEDGE bulbs

Required Tools:
* Fine Phillips head screwdriver


Installation is simple and can be completed in about 15 minutes.

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Sep 9, 1:03am - #270642 
I've replaced the factory/stock white (yellowish tinted) bulbs with POLARG bulbs and have been incredibly happy with the way that it compliments the rear of the Celica.

On Left: POLARG "Hyper White" (Although it looks like it may shine blue, the bulb is actually bright white when ON)
On Right: POLARG "Red"

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With POLARG Reds...
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With POLARG Hyper Whites...
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2000 White Toyota Celica GT
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Sep 9, 3:35am - #270643 
Quick reference guide!! happywink wave thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

I got the "blue" ones, but they're actually superwhite tasty

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Apr 1, 5:12am - #449256 
Long, detailed pictorial version...

Right and left are as you are seated in the car.

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Use a PhillipsE“head screwdriver


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Remove the hatch door pull-down handle.

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Remove the cover. No tools required.

Keep track of the clips for the back door trim panel.
Toyota OEM Part Number 90467-101461. There are 10.


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View of the right side License Plate lamp socket and wire

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View of left side License Plate lamp socket and wire.


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Rotate lamp socket counterclockwise (down)

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Rotate lamp socket counterclockwise (up)


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Lamp socket shown rotated 45

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Lamp socket shown rotated 45


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Gently remove lamp socket and wire from License Plate lamp lens.


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Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. Replace with new bulb


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Check of the new bulbs working prior to installation.

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Installation of the sockets into the lens is really the reverse of removal. Pre-rotate the socket 45 counterclockwise of the installed position and place into the lens. Rotate clockwise until it clicks.


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Check the lights before installing the cover


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Using the 10 clips, reinstall the cover.

It was easier to start with the forward clips, then align the aft clips. Reinstall the hatch door handle.

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