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Need Help - Rear Plate Light Assembly

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Krezz, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    Hello fellow folks!

    In my lack of patience, after completing my interior LED change over, I went and began work on my rear license plat. (freezing rain and night time) So while I should have been under the truck to do it, I just reached in and under and changed the light.

    When I went to reattach/reinsert the LED light fell into the housing and now my fingers can't fish it back out.

    How can I remove the entire housing, or any nifty tricks I should try to fish her back out.
    I tried a search but maybe I've been using the wrong search terms or in my frustrated current state I just fall upon the right post.

    Any help would be welcomed with forever love.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Dec 17, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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    Just the bulb fell in?
     
  3. Dec 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    Yah the damn bulb fell into the casing. :(
     
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    i think there are just a pair of clips that you pinch then the housing pops out.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM
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    Located down in behind where I would have twisted out the light itself? or should I look closer from the outside?
     
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    what about like a coat hanger with tape on the end and try to get the bulb to stick?
     
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    And I believe you can remove the entire housing by pinching the ends... I think.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    I'll have to check in the morning about pinching it out - the tape trick didn't work for me. I tried something similar lol.

    Even tried swearing at it.
     
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    Yes, inside the bumper. The housing that the light clocks into should have a clip at the front and back that you pinch and it pushes out from the back side I believe
     
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  10. Dec 17, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    Cool - I'll attempt this way proper day light... lol
    Thank you
     
  11. Dec 18, 2016 at 9:27 AM
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    Got it fixed up within minutes this morning. Thanks for the tip on how to remove the housing.

    This place is the best.
     
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