It is sold as a unit including lens. I just installed an LED replacement. Grey part unplugs.
Yeah, I now see what you mean. The replacement LED's that were sent to me aren't going to work.
For the door lights and license plate lights, locate the little notch around the perimeter of the lens and the plastic lenses should pop out by pushing a flathead screwdriver or plastic trim tool into the slot and prying up/out. (NOTE: I lost one of my license plate lenses, and had to buy a new one, because when I swapped for LED's, I must not have "snapped" the lens back in fully.) I found them a little bit tricky to remove them too--those license plate lenses.The front map lights were relatively easy to replace after I finally got the lens cover off. The LED's I got go to the entry lights on the doors that I haven't figured out yet how to get them out, and to the License plate lights that those too I haven't figured out how to get out. The manual doesn't explain those details.
That is obviously wrong for cargo area. You can’t bring the socket out of the door to pull the bulb? I am working back to front on interior and will do exterior when warmer so I do a nice professional job on the load resistors for the turn signals.
Well, just from memory--for the door bulbs--you just flip the lens off, then pull the bulb out, but I tried to do it just now, and it's not coming out as easily as it did a few years ago, so I didn't pull too hard (and gave up, but it's cold out, and maybe I wasn't getting a good grip, and you got me scared to go ahead and pull harder, lol.)litz, yeah I got the covers off of the door lights but can't get the bulbs out using my hands and I am afraid if I use a tool I will break the bulb without getting it out. And the license plate light assemblies are a HUGE pain to get out. Not sure how to, but they look like you have to push them to unclamp them from the rear bumper. Frustrating.
Even if you leave the hatch open, the Cargo/trunk light times out and shuts itself off(along with the rest of the interior lights) after a few minutes.My only grip is I wish there was a switch on that cargo area light. I don't want it on the whole time everytime! Seems like a stupid RnD oversight especially with how the IMA Hybrid battery electronicals doesn't look like I can afford pointless drain like that.