Need quick help, rear license plate light replacement

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  1. kehyler

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    Hi All,

    It looks like I need the rear license plate light replaced (its burned out), and I have a safety inspection within a week. I've got two questions:

    (1) Anyone know the part number for the bulb?

    (2) Anyone know a resource that explains the procedure for replacing it?

    Thanks!
     
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    Your first stop is YouTube "prius license plate bulb"
     
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    Bulb types are in the owner's manual
     
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    That said, if you just walk into a dealership parts department and ask for the bulb, they'll figure it out.

    Open the hatch and look on the inside, there's a couple of pop-out panels: bulbs screw in behind there. Owner's Manual has something too I think, but really you just need to follow your nose.
     
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    Thanks all, I ordered the parts off amazon and I'll try and report back afterwards.
     
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    One $1 bulb??

    They have a bin of those at any dealership, lol.
     
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    Super simple to do.
     
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    Yeah main thing is to avoid handling with bare hands, getting skin oil on it. To make sure give it a wipe with a cloth dampened with isopropyl alchohol, last thing before install. Though maybe this more important with headlight bulbs??
     
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    Yes, those are plain ole incandescents, not halogens.
     
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    So not that important, don't get that hot?
     
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    Back when most household 120-v light bulbs were regular incandescents, did you use gloves to replace every burnt-out bulb?
     
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