gibacca
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:35 am
Delivery Date: 06 Apr 2019
Leaf Number: 309494

License plate LED bulb replacement in 2018 2019 Leafs - how do you do it?

Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:54 pm

I wanted to replace the clearly incandescent license plate light bulbs in the 2019 SL Plus, but I cannot find a procedure to do that anywhere. It was easy in the prior year models, now the light enclosures don't seem to be easily removable. I contemplated either removing the plastic piece just above the lights (on the outside), but did not force it as I was afraid of cracking something. Same for the inside panel - it seems it has to be wholly removed to access the license plate lights, but again, there is no obvious way to do this.

Has anybody managed to do this and can share a procedure for doing it? Thanks

MALEAF1
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:07 am
Delivery Date: 27 Jan 2019

Re: License plate LED bulb replacement in 2018 2019 Leafs - how do you do it?

Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:05 am

Hi Mate,

I just made the modification last night...

You cannot change the light from the outside only by removing the plastic glass from the light enclosures, you will have to remvoe ALL four (4) inside panels as they all go into each other.

Here are the steps:
- Remove the 3 plastic screw from the "main" panel (Super easy)
- Remove the handle from the main panel (Easy)
- Remove the panel right behind the third brake light (Easy)
- Remove each side panel (Easy)
- Remove the main panel (Medium, There is a picture to identify the location of the clips.)
- Install new light and enjoy

!!! WARNING: Test before reassembly for polarity !!!

Sorry for my bad English, I am French Canadian ;)

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gibacca
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:35 am
Delivery Date: 06 Apr 2019
Leaf Number: 309494

Re: License plate LED bulb replacement in 2018 2019 Leafs - how do you do it?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Thanks for posting a procedure, much appreciated. Have not visited the forum for some time, looks like a month at least. This is the last mod I was waiting on to perform, will do so shortly. I really do not understand why these instructions are not in the owner's manual, I would think this is something a lot of people would need to do even to change non-working bulbs.These lights are always on for the 45s after turning the car off, and really they are on always pretty much when driving, they need to be LEDified.

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