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Old 02-24-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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My license plate bulb recently went out and i tried to take the bulb out but i am unable to get it out. is there some trick to it? does anyone know the size of the bulb so i can replace it?
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If you have a manual then that would tell you what bulb. Usually it is a 194 but I could be wrong.

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i have a 03monte carlo
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:27 PM
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I just looked at my2005 and you will need a 9/32 socket on a nut driver handle to loosen the 2 screws that hold it to the bumper. just loosen them don't take them out. Then you have to wiggle it out of the bumper and past license plate and then just turn the socket assembly to reveal the bulb. Let me know how it turns out. If you need apicture i can get that.
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i got the far but when it comes to getting the bulb out of the ficture im having a hard time. can i unscrew it out of the plastic or do i just pull it out?
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Put a drop of Elmers Glue on your finger tips and smear it around ... let it get tacky like it will after a minute or so.

Then, you can get a hold of the bulb without your fingers slipping-off and getting frustrated.

Clean-off your fingers before installing the new bulb. Works like a charm.
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cool...so all you have to do is pull the light bull and itll come right now?
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Yep..... did one just last week... once you have the socket in your hands, just put a dry towel on the bulb and pull straight out. Should be very easy to do. No twisting to do on sockets or anything like that. Just pull out the bulb and insert the new one.
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I'd add that getting a little di-electric grease will help protect against termiunal corrosion, as well as make it easier to get out in the future. However, try to keep it off the actual bulb glass, it could cause premature bulb death. Hope this helps.

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or use a rubber dischwashing glove those things grip like pliers
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