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post #1 of 190 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Smile DIY - How to remove interior light covers and license plate lights (Bulb Replacement)

I finally got some fairly decent pictures of how to remove the various interior light covers, and also the license plate lights.. for bulb replacement / upgrades. Sorry the pictures arent better, but shooting them with one hand using a phone.. was interesting to say the least. Hopefully this will make it easier for those who haven't done this type of thing before.

Dome Lights

the picture below is for the right dome light.. all of the ones below that
are for the left dome light.. just do the same thing to both of them.

Place a screwdriver or a similar tool in the locate shown and pull down


And the cover for the Domes will pop out as shown.


Replace the 32mm Festoon with the light of your choice.


Rear (behind the seats) Lights


Place a screwdriver in the notch on the bottom of the light cover, and pull toward you (directly perpendicular to the lens)....


and the Cover will pop out as shown. The cover will have a wire attached to it that has a quick disconnect on it (white.. look for a little lever).. remove the cover if you want.



You can then twist the bulb holder out of the cover and replace the bulb. You can also leave the wire attached to bulb holder and just twist it out of the cover once you have it popped loose... your choice.


Cargo Area Light



place screwdriver or similar tool where shown and pull toward you..


the lens will pop out.. replace bulb....


License Plate Light


at the rear of the car... look up above the license plate area.... you can use a screwdriver (with tape on it.. or use a piece of cloth on it to avoid scratches) and hook the slot in the lens and pop it off.. and change the bulb. I haven't done this, but the info is in the manual (Thanks, TinTin!)




Obviously... to put any of the above back.. reverse the process.....

Bulb Size Chart.

Headlights (low beam):
HID- D4S D4S HID Bulbs - D4R HID Bulbs | Lexus Xenon Headlights | HID Light Bulbs *have not tested these yet!
Non EX- H11 96 SMD HID Xenon White H11 H8 H9 LED Driving Lamps Fog Lights Bulbs
Headlights (High beam/ DRL):
HB3 9005 LED Bulbs plus DRL Decoder For Acura Honda Daytime Running Light *have not tested these yet!
Fog Lights:
H11 96 SMD HID Xenon White H11 H8 H9 LED Driving Lamps Fog Lights Bulbs
Front Turn/Park lights:
7443 Dual Color Switch-Back 7443 7444 T20 LED Bulbs For Turn Signal Lights
Side Mirror Turn Signal:
LED
Brake/ Tail Light:
LED
Rear Turn Signal:
3156 18 SMD 3156 3157 LED Bulbs for Corner Light, Backup Light, Tail Light
Rear Side Marker Lights:
194 13-SMD 1210 T10 Car Automobile LED Light Bulbs 168 194 921 2825 I used a 5 SMD light on mine but this site does not have then in red from what I see, but these should work fine and will be brighter. These are behind a red lens so you should use a red LED.
Back Up Lights:
912 360กใ 38 SMD T10 168 921 912 Bulbs for Parking, Side Door, Back up Lights
License Plate Lights:
194 5-SMD T10 Light Bulbs for Interior Map Dome Parking License Lights

Interior lights:

Dome Lights:
DE31 32mm Festoons

Door, Rear and Trunk Lights:
194 5-SMD T10 Light Bulbs for Interior Map Dome Parking License Lights

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nice write up!
should be easy enough to change! just hope some of the lights I have lying about will work on this car
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awsome! lol i just changed my lights to all red leds haha
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good write up...i did this a few weeks ago, and the license plate lights took a minute to figure out..
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Thanks.. I just enjoy sharing knowledge. Other people have saved me a lot of time and grief over the years... so I try to do the same!

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Excellent DIY tutorial with pictures.... can you post before and after shots as well with what you replaced the lights with
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Excellent DIY tutorial with pictures.... can you post before and after shots as well with what you replaced the lights with
There are several other threads that have before and after pics.... as well as a complete list of the bulbs involved. That is why I didn't do that.. most people are just asking questions about how to get to the bulbs... hence my DIY.

Check out

DIY: Door lights replacements

T1R LED Dome (Interior) lights !

http://www.crzforum.com/forum/afterm...rk-lights.html

Kreapers CR-Z Bulb List
http://www.crzforum.com/forum/afterm...html#post13466

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Does the licence plate use the 32 mm bulbs also?
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Does the licence plate use the 32 mm bulbs also?
negative.. uses T10 (194) just like the doors

Kreaper recommended this one in his post about the lighting

5-SMD T10 Light Bulbs for Interior Map Dome Parking License Lights

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Got the LED's yesterday and swapped them for the licence plate. Went with 5-LED bulbs.

But they don't work! I tried pulling them and turning the bulbs around but still nothing......
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