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Side Mirror & License Plate Light Cover Removal for LED's

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Captainvfr, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Dec 13, 2015 at 2:35 PM
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    Captainvfr

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    I searched and could not find the answers:

    2016 Platinum

    1. How do I remove the license plate light cover without breaking.

    2. Same for the covers under my side mirrors so I can access the bulbs to replace with LED.

    I have a LED kit I bought from eBay and have only done the interior so far.

    Thank you.

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  2. Dec 13, 2015 at 2:45 PM
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    Not sure on the mirror but all you need to do on the license plate lights is reach behind the bumper and grab the light bulb socket. It will be about a quarter turn to the left and it will come out. No need to remove the outer cover.
     
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    Thank you
     
  4. Dec 18, 2015 at 6:48 PM
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    According to headlight revolutions in order to replace the bulp in the side mirror the whole mirror assembly has to be removed and taken apart. Keep us updated if you find out otherwise.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    Buuut what if the bulb came off of the harness when removing it from the housing and now the bulb is stuck in there??
     
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    :rofl: you're going to have to get creative...
     
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    Seriously my luck lol I am up from FL visiting my parents for Christmas and the area they live in GA has outrageously bored police. Guaranteed to be pulled over multiple times :annoyed:
     
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    I was hoping to find somewhere that I could pop out the plastic cover but I’ve had no such luck. Attempted to pop it out but I’m definitely not getting far enough to be comfortable it’s going to pop out without breaking. Can’t find anything online or replacement covers.
     
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  9. Dec 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    Can you get a needle nose plier or tweezers in there to pull the bulb out? Just looked at mine and it looks like the bulb housing has 4 tabs, 1 on each side, that would allow it to come out. Had another thought, can you wad up some heavy duty tape and stick into the housing for the bulb to stick to?
     
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  10. Dec 24, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    Pretty tight squeeze right there but I’m gonna give it another go in a few when we make it over to the in-laws’s house.
     
  11. Dec 24, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    Is there not a screw somewhere close to the lense for the license plate light?
     
  12. Dec 24, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    The lense is flush and not framed, which made me think I could pop it. I’m hoping there is enough metal exposed to be magnetic!
     
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  13. Dec 24, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    Tilt the side mirror up all the way. Use a flat screw driver and push the tab in. The mirror light pops out. Did both mine a couple weeks ago.
     
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    Did see this solid tip earlier for the puddle lights but I was messing with the license plate lights. Thanks though!

    UPDATE: FIL had a magnetic extension and was able to get it out :yes:
     
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