Hey folks, I’m Dennis. Today I’m going to
show you how to change the license-plate bulbs on a Toyota Camry. So let’s get
started. Okay so the first thing we need to do is open the trunk lid. On the
bottom side of the trunk lid there’s a a liner and we’ve got to take
out each of these plastic rivets in order to remove the liner. You’re going
to need something with a blade on it like a slotted screwdriver,
pocket knife, you could use a putty knife. You want to use something that’s not
going to tear these rivets up too badly though. As long as you’re fairly gentle
with it they they won’t get destroyed in the process. A slotted screwdriver works
just as well in fact it’s probably a little safer you don’t worry about
getting cut. Okay so what you do is just take your slotted screwdriver and there’s a ring around this rivet and I’ll show you when
I take the thing out. But you just get up underneath one of the edges, find the
most open edge, get up underneath there and you can just pop it out a little bit.
And then you can take a finger and pull it the rest of the way out. Then the
whole thing comes out so you can just pop these out and put them in your trunk. okay so here are your two license plate
lights there’s two bulbs, one on each side. Right over top of the license plate.
All you do is take them out, get your new bulbs, put them in. These are right-hand
threads so it’s counterclockwise to loosen, clockwise to tighten.
So it’s righty tighty, lefty loosey looking at it this way it’s got to go
counterclockwise and they can see the bulb these bulbs just push in don’t
squeeze the bulb in your hand they’ll eventually come out. So there you can see the bulb. It’s just a little small it’s got a flat end on it that presses into
the socket. Now the bulb that you need is a 2825.
These happen to be Sylvania bulbs 2825 and
will get you the right bulb. I’ll take the new bulb and line it up with the
socket goes this way the flat part goes in there and you just slip it in. Put
that back in the hole it goes in, you might have to take up the slack on the
cable because they don’t leave you a lot extra cable. Make sure it’s all the way
in when you put it in and then just tighten it, it’ll snap in. If it’s loose in there then just turn it, take it out again, get it in the hole,
you’ll have to pull the slack out of that that wiring
harness a little bit. Get it all the way up in there, press it in there pretty
good and tight and then turn it till it snaps and you’re ready to do the other
one. This one’s on the driver side, you turn it counterclockwise pull it out
then pull the bulb out and it’s a little difficult to get these bulbs out
because the glass is slick. You don’t want to squeeze it so
hard that you break it but you also have to grip it enough to pull that bulb out.
Be careful not to confuse your old bulbs with your new ones or mix up your old
bulbs with your new bulbs. Take out your new bulb, you’re going to line it up just
like that and pop it in there and it’ll snap in. Again, get it in the hole, make
sure that it’s pressed all the way up in there and then just snap it in by
turning the clockwise…now you’re done. All we’ve got to do is put the liner
back in with the rivets and button it up. Then we’re good to go.
Put this back on there’s a a safety tab in here to be able to
release the trunk from the inside. You want to make sure that you thread that
through this part of the liner. That’s important. It’s pretty easy to do, I just
want to make sure you don’t forget about it. Then attach this center one first,
all you have to do to attach these is you just take this plastic rivet, make
sure that it’s that it’s pulled out, line up the hole, put it in there and then
push that rivet in. Now the whole thing will stay and you can just put all the
rest of them in. When you’re putting these in, you want to make sure…. (pause)….. they have three prongs on these things…… when you’re putting them and first press the rivet in to the hole, you want to make sure that all
three prongs go in the hole and one of them doesn’t fold back. Alright folks so
that’s it, piece of cake. It’s something you can do for yourself easily, save you about
$60 to $70 over taking it to the shop and you can knock
it out in ten or fifteen minutes. So thanks for watching my video, thanks
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