Changing license plate lights

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  1. larryhut

    larryhut Junior Member

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    Hi
    How do you change the license plate lights in a newer Prius Prime (2019). I have checked YouTube, the manual, googled it, checked on this forum, and can find nothing for the newer Prius. There are no cut-outs in the rear hatch like the older Priuses where you can access the bulb. Thank you in advance!
     
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    The licence plate lights are LEDs on the Prime, not incandescent if that's what you're thinking.

    It is illegal to change their colour.
     
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    Well that answers one of my questions as I was going to put LED's in, but not change the color. Thank you-don't need to change them as they are already LED's. Out of curiosity now, I still wonder how you change the bulbs if one burns out.
     
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    There is no replaceable "bulb". It suppose to last the lifetime of the car, but if you have to replace it, you have to replace the entire LAMP SUB-ASSEMBLY LAMP UNIT Part Number: 8120433030. I am not sure how hard it is to take the unit off the hatch door, but there has to be a way.
     
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