My license plate lights are not working? - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

My license plate lights are not working?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-09, 07:53 PM   #1
Rahstyles
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 255
Exclamation My license plate lights are not working?

Anybody can help me with this??

I put some after market bulbs in.. and they worked then i bought diffrent aftermarket bulbs and i put it in and it didnt work.. so i put the other bulbs back in.. and now those wont work either..

Anybody have any solutions?
Rahstyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-09, 01:28 AM   #2
lyyca
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (23)
 
lyyca's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 921
Default Hmm......

Could be you blew your fuse? I had the same problem when I installed all my interrior lights to aftermarket bulbs.
lyyca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-09, 08:13 PM   #3
Rahstyles
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lyyca View Post
Could be you blew your fuse? I had the same problem when I installed all my interrior lights to aftermarket bulbs.
Wheres the fuse for the license plate lights at?
Rahstyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-09, 11:44 PM   #4
lyyca
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (23)
 
lyyca's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 921
Post

Good question. Cuz last time when my trunk lights and interriors lights didnt work after installing them,the blown-out fuse, if i remember it correctly, was located right under the glove carpartment. I'm not sure if the licesense plate lights are connected to same fuse, however. Hmm, can anyone help answer this one?
lyyca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-09, 01:49 AM   #5
Rahstyles
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lyyca View Post
Good question. Cuz last time when my trunk lights and interriors lights didnt work after installing them,the blown-out fuse, if i remember it correctly, was located right under the glove carpartment. I'm not sure if the licesense plate lights are connected to same fuse, however. Hmm, can anyone help answer this one?
^^ Please...........
Rahstyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-09, 07:36 AM   #6
talwang
Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
talwang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NASA
Posts: 2,227
Default

Did you check your owner's manual?
That license lamp fuse is most likely located in the rear trunk if you can't find it elsewhere.
talwang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-09, 02:59 PM   #7
Rahstyles
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by talwang View Post
Did you check your owner's manual?
That license lamp fuse is most likely located in the rear trunk if you can't find it elsewhere.
I dont have a owners manual
Rahstyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-09, 10:18 PM   #8
CAMAracer
Pole Position
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 354
Default

Yeah, there is a fuse box in the trunk that is a PITA to get to...
CAMAracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-09, 12:23 PM   #9
debsowers
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 3
Default

Yes the fuse box is inside the trunk. It's the fuse labeled 7.5.
Now...can someone tell me how to change the license plate lights? I have the assembly out but it won't come apart.
thx
deb
debsowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-09, 01:28 PM   #10
talwang
Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
talwang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NASA
Posts: 2,227
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by debsowers View Post
Yes the fuse box is inside the trunk. It's the fuse labeled 7.5.
Now...can someone tell me how to change the license plate lights? I have the assembly out but it won't come apart.
thx
deb
Maybe you can post a pic of the license plate light assembly.
I think 06+ use led light unlike 02-05 that use 194/168 bulbs.
talwang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-09, 02:20 PM   #11
debsowers
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 3
Default

Here is a pic of the assembly. I took the screws out but couldn't get anything to budge.
Attached Thumbnails
My license plate lights are not working?-100_0922.jpg  
debsowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-09, 02:33 PM   #12
talwang
Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
talwang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NASA
Posts: 2,227
Default

yup.. you must have an 06+ SC430.

I just looked at the Lexus parts list and it shows you need to get the whole thing replaced. It will probably cost you $150.
I am thinking doing the upgrade, too.
talwang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-09, 02:40 PM   #13
talwang
Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
talwang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NASA
Posts: 2,227
Default

Parts# 81270-24041
MSRP $165.08
Rear lamps - License lamps - License lamp
License lamp 2006 - 2008

Try CL vendors to see if you can get a discount price.
talwang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-09, 02:53 PM   #14
talwang
Moderator
iTrader: (4)
 
talwang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NASA
Posts: 2,227
Default

02-05 SC430



06-09 SC430

talwang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-09, 07:21 PM   #15
debsowers
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 3
Unhappy

thanks for the info...I think

the guys that did my state inspection passed the car even though the license lights weren't working and told me they would let lexus give me the sticker shock instead....guess they weren't kidding.
debsowers is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tighten the HID bulb spring? Broncosi GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 3 08-11-15 09:38 PM
'01 ES 300 DRL's jFossss ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 5 06-18-15 09:28 PM
Running 55w bulbs for fogs? 94LexES ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 0 06-23-14 08:04 PM
diy: PICS replacing 97 radio bulb and references charley240 ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 8 02-20-12 05:31 AM
diy: 97 replacing stereo bulbs. charley240 ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 1 11-12-08 11:55 AM


Tags
350, blew, es, fuse, hs250h, is300, lexus, licence, license, light, lights, plate, problem, wont, work, working

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved