Mechanics

LICENSE PLATE BULB

2001 Buick Lesabre

Electrical problem
2001 Buick Lesabre

A friend brought his car by (2001 Buick LeSabre). He wanted me to change one of two license plate bulbs.
I couldn't figure out how to get to the bulb to change it. Will I have to remove the entire tail light assembly? Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
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Leftyed
November 24, 2008.



Yes u will need to removed the complete tail light assembly! If u move the trunk interior trim away from the trunk striker from 1 end to the other! There is some [plastic retaining nuts holding it in place ! Once removed it should come right out with a little work

I hope this helps you !

Tiny
Autotech04
Nov 24, 2008.
I think I failed to mention that the tail light assembly is in
the trunk lid. Is the striker the latch?
Thanks again.

Tiny
Leftyed
Nov 25, 2008.
The same applies to the trunk lid ! There is about 7 or 8 retaining nuts holding it on ! Remove them & it should just pop out !

Tiny
Autotech04
Nov 25, 2008.
There are 7, #10 nuts in side on the trunk lid. After you take those out the tail light assembly will pull out. 1/2 turn plastic socket will come out. Just changed mine last week, about a 15 min. Job. Hope this helps. Kenny

Tiny
Kbgolfnut
Nov 30, 2008.