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Feb 22, 7:37am - #406677 
Replacing License Plate Lights

I got the instructions from the installs area on the site, and it looks really easy to do and all, but the plastic just won't come off. I unscrewed the only screw it shows you to unscrew, and try to pry off the plastic and I get one or two of the white clips unclipped, but I'm afraid if I pull any harder, I'll break something. I was using a flat screwdriver to start prying it off, then stuck a couple fingers under the plastic I could get up and pulled down. Is there any tricks to removing it or should I just pull with all my strength LOL.

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Feb 22, 10:00am - #406678 
there should be one screw in the interior handle, if thats out of the way all you need to do is pull thumbsup

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Feb 22, 10:21am - #406679 
Originally Posted by ravertony
there should be one screw in the interior handle, if thats out of the way all you need to do is pull thumbsup
Oh really? I tried that at first but it wouldn't pull off, that's why I started prying it off. I guess I was just paranoid I'd break something on my baby smile So it snaps on just as easy?

Thanks for the info smile

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Feb 22, 10:31am - #406680 
...pu tsum ofm into it girl!!!!!^^^^


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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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Feb 22, 10:33am - #406681 
Originally Posted by celicajonz
...pu tsum ofm into it girl!!!!!^^^^
LOL put sum what into it?

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Feb 22, 10:59am - #406682 
I've rpleaced mine 2x...you have to pull hard on the entire piece...I grabbed the 'handle' with one hand, the front of the plastic with the other. It will snap out with a quick pull. A few of the plastic bolts may fly out of their sockets as well, so keep your eyes peeled. They just get replaced with a half-twist to lock back in...VOILA!! thumbsup


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Feb 22, 11:02am - #406683 
Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Originally Posted by celicajonz
...pu tsum ofm into it girl!!!!!^^^^
LOL put sum what into it?




...SUM OFM GIRL...LITTLE MUSCLE!!!! CA'MON NOW


Originally posted by A_Bathing_Ape:
I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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Feb 22, 11:05am - #406684 
Originally Posted by celicajonz
Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Originally Posted by celicajonz
...pu tsum ofm into it girl!!!!!^^^^
LOL put sum what into it?




...SUM OFM GIRL...LITTLE MUSCLE!!!! CA'MON NOW
LOL I would have put more muscle into it, I just didn't want to break anything with too much!

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Feb 22, 11:07am - #406685 
Originally Posted by jonnyess
I've rpleaced mine 2x...you have to pull hard on the entire piece...I grabbed the 'handle' with one hand, the front of the plastic with the other. It will snap out with a quick pull. A few of the plastic bolts may fly out of their sockets as well, so keep your eyes peeled. They just get replaced with a half-twist to lock back in...VOILA!! thumbsup
Ahhh perfect, that's the kinda answer I was looking for smile Thanks a lot jonnyess, I owe ya one!

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Feb 22, 8:40pm - #406686 
Well I changed the lights today, I'm really happy with the way they compliment the back of the car. They're hyper white but look REALLY blue...I don't THINK a cop would pull me over for it...but who knows LOL. Anyways here's the pic:

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Feb 22, 10:42pm - #406687 
mine look the same way, but dont seem as blue. hopefulyl you wont get any shit from the popo wink Looks great. i'm to late but was going to say yea just yank the sucker

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Feb 22, 10:44pm - #406688 
That looks really blue. Dunno what the cops will say, but it looks nice. Mine used to be red, then I realize that it was illegal to have it red, so I changed it back.


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Feb 22, 10:46pm - #406689 
DAMN those look really blue and bright eek...The ones i have look white...but dont shine that much thumbsup

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Feb 23, 4:41am - #406690 
God, if you drove into hartsville with those things cops would burn you down in a second. Good luck though, lol. grin thumbsup


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Feb 23, 6:38am - #406691 
Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Well I changed the lights today, I'm really happy with the way they compliment the back of the car. They're hyper white but look REALLY blue...I don't THINK a cop would pull me over for it...but who knows LOL. Anyways here's the pic:
U'll get pulled over sooner or later believe me!

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Feb 23, 8:35am - #406692 
Well I'll carry the original ones in the glove box and if I get pulled over, I'll show em to him that I just changed them and that they're supposed to be hyper white, didn't realize it was illegal to have a bluish tint to them...I'll prolly just get a warning or whatnot. Will let y'all know if I do smile The pic doesn't show the brightness very well, it really lights up the License Plate more than the stock ones did.

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