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Old 01-20-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hello fellow Bonnie Drivers:

I have a 2000 Bonnie...found out today that my lights that illuminate my license plate are out. I didn't have time to get it fixed today and I'd like to do it myself. Has anyone done this before? What kind of bulbs do I need? Anyone wish to write out instructions?

Any help is appreciated!
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i think that they are a 194 bulb
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I had to replace mine on my 01 as well. I don't remember the bulb number, but I think I used just a 1/4" socket to take the two bolts out above the license plate. Then you should be able to pull the light fixture through the hole above the plate. The fixture twists apart and you can just pull the bulb right out.

Pop the new bulb in and reassemble the light fixture. You have to line the bolts up to these clips that tend to move around. I think the clips were on the light fixture itself. I put the light fixture back in and held one finger on each clip while I got each bolt started.

Be careful not to move the fixture too much trying to get the bolts started. I twisted the fixture back apart trying to get the bolts started and had to take it back out and put it back together.

I had noticed the light was out one night when a cop was following me for a really long time. When I got home I noticed the light was out.
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I know, "bringing it back from the dead", but that'* what'* so great about forums, you can find almost anything you're looking for. Thanks for the tip except my bolts on my 2003 bonneville were 9/32. The bulb is a 194. And yeah I got pulled over for no lights on my plate.
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Hello fellow Bonnie Drivers:

I have a 2000 Bonnie...found out today that my lights that illuminate my license plate are out. I didn't have time to get it fixed today and I'd like to do it myself. Has anyone done this before? What kind of bulbs do I need? Anyone wish to write out instructions?

Any help is appreciated!
Reach up between the bumper cover and the fuel tanks. Give it a quarter turn and then push the bulb socket through the opening above the plate. I believe it is a 194 bulb, but most auto parts store have a bulb quick reference. Use that to make certain.
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I had to replace the bulb socket itself, all corroded. Dealer wanted $62.00 for tthe socket. Cdn Tire $4.00, and it screwed perfectly into the housing.
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Updating for informational purposes only. The 194 bulbs that came with Bonnie new (2003 SLE) burnt out in an ugly way. Replaced with 2821 from Auto Zone, works the same.
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In my 2001, I also used a Sylvania 2821, which uses 21% less power than the Sylvania 194 (3 watts vs 3.78 watts)

Autozone catalog calls for the 2821
RockAuto.com calls for the 194
advanceautoparts lists both.

This is an old thread, but suddenly active again.
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In my 2001, I also used a Sylvania 2821, which uses 21% less power than the Sylvania 194 (3 watts vs 3.78 watts)

Autozone catalog calls for the 2821
RockAuto.com calls for the 194
advanceautoparts lists both.

This is an old thread, but suddenly active again.
Yeah, I didn't want to start another thread just to share the bulb info.
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