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Old 09-11-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default How do I replace the license plate bulbs ?

I want to replace the license plate lights with a bright white bulb, but I have no idea how to take them out. I tried sliding them to the left and right but they just don't move . I see there is a slot in the bracket is there a tool that I have to inset ? By the way I'm trying this on a 2010 Q5 Thanks !
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I want to replace the license plate lights with a bright white bulb, but I have no idea how to take them out. I tried sliding them to the left and right but they just don't move . I see there is a slot in the bracket is there a tool that I have to inset ? By the way I'm trying this on a 2010 Q5 Thanks !
Post a pic, I have replace license plate bulbs to LED on my other Audi, not sure about how the Q5.
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Post a pic, I have replace license plate bulbs to LED on my other Audi, not sure about how the Q5.
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Thats the link I used and tried sliding to the right but they don't move at all
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Thats the link I used and tried sliding to the right but they don't move at all
I just did it last night following that link and two others, and found the instructions for removing the housing pretty useless. The following is the better one of the three though:

Install led license plate light by myself (many pics)

Still, if you do exactly what he does in that picture (putting a screwdriver head in the slot and bending it RIGHT), the housing won't come off... in fact I did that and snapped the housing on the left. Good thing that it was hardly noticeable and can be replaced easily.

Having learned my lesson, I will show you how to remove them without any damage.

The easiest way to remove it is to first insert the screwdriver into the slot, bend it to the LEFT until the left side of the housing drops down a little from the socket (enough width for you to put another flat screwdriver BETWEEN the edge of the housing and the socket, then you can just unclench the housing with the second screwdriver nice and easily. If you are afraid of damaging the paint job of your car, you can use a plastic wedge in place of the second screwdriver.

By the way, have you bought a set of LEDs yet? If you buy a set that comes with new housings, I'd be happy to buy the stock ones from you and get mine replaced.
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