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Old 11-27-06, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Help Please (Change License Plate Bulb 1999 GS)

I have two burnt out license plate bulbs and no idea how to access them. The “forum search” was not clear. Do I need to get to them via the inside trunk liner? Or can that piece of (approximately 10 inches) of plastic on the outside of the trunk (covering the trunk lock opening) be removed to get at them?

I have the dashboard (taillight) warning light on. After replacing all 8-bulbs, I never thought to check the License Plate Bulbs!!! I hope replacing them makes the dash light go away.

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just remove enough of those liner clips until you are comfortable with sticking your hand in there to take out the bulb. I didn't have to take out the whole liner.
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Thanks I'll try it tonight.


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I changed mine not too long ago and replaced the stock with some aftermarket bulbs. It was a pain in the a** to get those clips off. I used a flat tip screwdriver to help get them off w/o really bending the clips. I had to remove all the clips and take of the panel in order to replace my bulbs.
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What type of aftermarket? LED's?? What was the bulb number?

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What type of aftermarket? LED's?? What was the bulb number?

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any 194 bulb will work also you need a clip removal tool they are like 5-7 dollars and they work wonders !!
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any 194 bulb will work also you need a clip removal tool they are like 5-7 dollars and they work wonders !!
where would one buy LED bulbs from?
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Ok, I replaced all the bulbs in the rear of the car (99 GS 400), disconnected the negative terminal on the battery for a while but I still have the dashboard warning light that won’t go away. Anybody know where the fuse is for that light? Or how to get rid of it?

I replaced the license plate bulbs with a #168. I just pulled down the inside trunk lid liner, and rotated the light socket(s) a quarter turn, just like the taillight socket, I did not need a clip remover????


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where would one buy LED bulbs from?
here

http://autolumination.com/fixtures.htm

http://www.superbrightleds.com/mini-wedge.html
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does it matter what diameter / overall MM's? which ones did you get lexusondubs? can you give me an exact link to the ones you bought but in super bright white.
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does it matter what diameter / overall MM's? which ones did you get lexusondubs? can you give me an exact link to the ones you bought but in super bright white.
ok here is what i have the leds do not shine down on the plate properly http://autolumination.com/festoon_before_after.htm
194 super white xenon
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Refractor 5-LED 168/194 Wedge bulb (Xenon White)

I actually read about these bulbs in a thread here on CL. The person who made the post said that the bulbs illimunate like the ones on the 3rd Gen GS. He was right. My GS is silver and I have a chrome Lexus license plate frame and these bulbs make the rear of my car look even better.
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I will replace mine tonight. Thanks to this thread.
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remove the trunk linking and u can see everything!! lol
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Ok, I replaced all the bulbs in the rear of the car (99 GS 400), disconnected the negative terminal on the battery for a while but I still have the dashboard warning light that won’t go away. Anybody know where the fuse is for that light? Or how to get rid of it?
Check your 3rd brakelight. it has 6 different bulbs, i can almost guarantee you one of them is out. it is hard to notice inside the housing.
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