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Team_Insane 11-01-2010 06:38 PM

Civic 99-00 DX hatchback - How remove license plate light covers to change the bulbs?
 
So I own a 2000 Honda civic DX Hatchback and I'm wanting to clean the reat license plate light covers and swap out the bulbs, but I can't get them to come off. Any help on how to remove it would be nice thanks!

Team_Insane 11-02-2010 12:25 AM

Re: Need help! Civic 99-00 DX hatchback
 
39 views and nothing? bump!

NOFX 11-02-2010 01:20 AM

Re: Need help! Civic 99-00 DX hatchback
 
I remembered removing the license plate lights on a '97 CX hatch, but those were just held in by two Phillips screws, so I figured you couldn't have overlooked that.

But I knew that in 1998 Honda added a lift handle to the rear, right above the license plate. So that could very well have changed the design of the license plate lights.

So I checked on HondaPartsDeals.com for a pic and what do you know, there it is.

Here's the little image I made from their pic to better explain.

http://imgur.com/K6NcB.png

Looks like the '96-'97 hatches have license plate lights held in with two Phillips screws, but the '98-'00 hatches have some sort of clip in license plate light assembly.

I'm not sure how hard they'll be to remove, but I'd imagine this means they can be pried out.

damien1023 11-02-2010 07:36 AM

Re: Need help! Civic 99-00 DX hatchback
 
I'm pretty sure when I did this to clean the lens on mine I just used a flat head screw driver and pried the side off. I believe it was held in by clips so just be careful and take your time.

D50boy 11-02-2010 11:54 AM

Re: Civic 99-00 DX hatchback - How remove license plate light covers to change the bu
 
There should be a tab that you will have to move to unhook it in order to pull it out. It breaks easily so be careful. I found that out the hard way. I need a new one.

Team_Insane 11-04-2010 08:04 PM

Re: Civic 99-00 DX hatchback - How remove license plate light covers to change the bu
 
Thanks guys!


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