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

Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:47 am

MALEAF1 wrote:
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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Worked perfectly! Took just 10 minutes. Thanks a lot :)

Oilpan4
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Re: License plate LED bulb replacement in 2018 2019 Leafs - how do you do it?

Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 am

2 reasons I can think of. Who really wants the police man to pull you over for a burned out plate light?
Leds look cool.

Don't forget the Silicon grease on the contacts.
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jlv
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Leaf Number: 424487
Location: Massachusetts

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

Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:46 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 am
Who really wants the police man to pull you over for a burned out plate light?
I had a Camry with a license plate bulb that was out, which caused it to fail the MA state inspection. When I later went to sell the car, the event showed on the Carfax report as "Failed inspection for safety reasons"! Thankfully I knew the buyer so they believed me it was not a serious problem.
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Oilpan4
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Re: License plate LED bulb replacement in 2018 2019 Leafs - how do you do it?

Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:42 am

jlv wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:46 am
Oilpan4 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 am
Who really wants the police man to pull you over for a burned out plate light?
I had a Camry with a license plate bulb that was out, which caused it to fail the MA state inspection. When I later went to sell the car, the event showed on the Carfax report as "Failed inspection for safety reasons"! Thankfully I knew the buyer so they believed me it was not a serious problem.
Safety inspections on the east coast were stupid like that.
New Mexico doesn't have them but we kind of need them because I have found people just don't take care of their cars.
Like when it snows here we got people who drive 20mph on the highway in a half inch of snow, not because they don't know how to drive in it but because they are riding on a set bald tires.
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