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How to change license plate lights?

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Old 02-17-2009, 10:52 PM
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find replacement taillight lens here

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yea i just changed mine... the type that only emit light on the side instead of all around... but i broke one of the clips of the light cover when sliding it to the right... used a little tooo much strength... so be careful of tat guys... but love how the light isnt too strong... i wonder if i can get a replacement cover?
I saw in other threads that this happens alot. I saw that another member was able to get the part from Honda Parts and Honda Accessories from Bernardi Parts - Bernardi Honda Parts and Accessories

First select Honda parts int he upper left, then input the make/model/year/etc of the car. Next select taillight-license light, and a picture will come up withe the parts and some numbers. In the grid below that, find the part that matches illustration no. 9. The part off the site I beleive, is 34101-S60-013. It might be available at http://hondapartsnow.com/ as well.

I'm sure other members will correct me if I'm wrong on the parts, but I just looked and found them there. Good luck to you, you're not the first or last Fit owner that will be snapping that piece.
 

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Old 02-17-2009, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by pinoyfitpilot View Post
I saw in other threads that this happens alot. I saw the another member was able to get the part from Honda Parts and Honda Accessories from Bernardi Parts - Bernardi Honda Parts and Accessories

First select Honda parts int he upper left, then input the make/model/year/etc of the car. Next select taillight-license light, and a picture will come up withe the parts and some numbers. In the grid below that, find the part that matches illustration no. 9. The part off the site I beleive, is 34101-S60-013. It might be available at www.hondpartsnow.com as well.

I'm sure other members will correct me if I'm wrong on the parts, but I just looked and found them there. Good luck to you, you're not the first or last Fit owner that will be snapping that piece.
Thanks for the info... and assurance I'll try to look for it.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:25 PM
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i will be looking to do this to mine soon.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:34 PM
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Danm that looks good. I love those lexus plate lights mmmmmmm

Nice find guys! I'll be looking into this
 
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You can try installing custom LED strips under your lid to light up your plate, thats what I did.
 
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thnx guys, for this quick and inexpensive upgrade
 
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Is this what you guys are after? cost me no more than 10 bucks.

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Old 04-13-2009, 11:44 PM
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Is this what you guys are after? cost me no more than 10 bucks.

Yep! Looks great man, nice color temperature.
 
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Just ordered 4 LED UV from the SuperBrightLeds website. 2 for license plate lights and 2 for city lights. Post pics when i get them in.
 
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This is a pretty old thread. But it kept bubbling up to the top of my search results. So I'd thought I'd register and add what I ended up doing to solve this issue.
Turns out you can remove the bulbs from the inside of the boot.
There is two small clips to the right of the handle on the inside. Push the centre of both of clips in, then remove the handle and the whole interior of the boot comes off.
Then you can pull the bulbs through and replace them. Easy as pie.
Just thought it would be useful to add my answer here.
I just couldn't seem to get those plastic bits off from the outside. This way was easy peasy.
Hope this helps someone.
 
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:41 AM
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As a counterpoint, removing the inner cover on the hatch isn't that easy or without potential cost. There are little fasteners (green, orange, and white - all with a different shape / purpose) all over the place. These little fasteners can cost a $1-$2 each depending on color.

My inner cover was buzzing after adding a Tanabe exhaust, so I pulled it out with the intention of adding foam to any potential buzzy interface but that was years ago. I'll put it back on if I ever sell the car.

Adding LED license plate lights would be easy now.
 
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I totally see how you could end up damaging something here
Mine is a GD1. So a first generation Honda Fit. Your picture looks almost identical, but the density/strength of clips could be different.
There appears to be about 6 white clips underneath which detached fairly easily, without much pulling at all. I simply slid my hand under the grey plastic.
I am still waiting for my replacement bulbs, so I may document a little and upload my experience here.

Your milage may vary of course.
Just noticed people having to replace the outer part, and when I did it, I felt as if I was about to break something.



Originally Posted by spike55_bmw View Post


As a counterpoint, removing the inner cover on the hatch isn't that easy or without potential cost. There are little fasteners (green, orange, and white - all with a different shape / purpose) all over the place. These little fasteners can cost a $1-$2 each depending on color.

My inner cover was buzzing after adding a Tanabe exhaust, so I pulled it out with the intention of adding foam to any potential buzzy interface but that was years ago. I'll put it back on if I ever sell the car.

Adding LED license plate lights would be easy now.
 
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