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Chevrolet Aveo License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb on a 1st generation 2007 to 2011 GM Chevy Aveo with pictures.

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Chevy Aveo Trunk Lid
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License Plate Light Housing
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Turn Counterclockwise

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the revised first generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011) GM Chevrolet Aveo in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb or upgrading both bulbs to brighter LED bulbs.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Cascada, Encore, Enclave, Envision, GMC Canyon, Sierra 1500, Terrain, Yukon, Denali, Savana, Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Camaro, Corvette, SS, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado and Express may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part number 2825 (also 168 or W5W).

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulbs is a Phillips head screwdriver.

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Remove 2nd Screw
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Two Screws Removed
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Pull Out Light Housing
Loosen the two screws that hold the license plate light bulb housing in place by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

Gently pull the light housing out of the trunk lid.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Old Bulb Removed
Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.



 

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Push In New # 168 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Re-Insert Light Housing
Push a new number 168, 2825, W5W or a compatible LED miniature wedge base bulb straight in to the socket.

Re-insert the socket in to the light housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Carefully push the light housing back in to opening on the underside of the trunk lid.

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Replace Two Screws
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Tighten Clockwise
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Testing New Light Bulb
Tighten the two screws by turning them clockwise with the Phillips head screwdriver until they are snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the two screws to prevent from cracking the plastic light housing.

Test the new license plate light bulbs by turning on the headlights.

For more, check out my other 2007-2011 GM Chevrolet Aveo DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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