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Chevrolet Impala License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of a 10th generation 2014-2018 GM Chevy Impala.

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2014 Impala License Plate
License Plate Light Housing
Gently Pry Out Light Housing
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the tenth generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) GM Chevy Impala in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Malibu, Cruze, Camaro, Sonic, Spark, Volt, Corvette, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, SS Sedan, Bolt, Colorado, Silverado, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Cascada, Encore, Envision, Enclave, Canyon, Sierra 1500, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, ATS, CTS, XTS, CT6, XT5, SRX and Escalade may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part number is 2825.

You can also use a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Light Housing Removed
Light Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may either choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the side of the light housing and the underside of the trunk lid.

Gently pry out the light housing.

I was able to pry out the light housing from the inner edge, but the plastic retaining clip is located on the outer edge.

If you have trouble prying out the housing, try re-inserting the screwdriver on the other side.

Pull the light housing out of the trunk lid.

Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Bulb Socket Removed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old # 2825 Light Bulb
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Push a new number 2825 miniature wedge base bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also use a brighter LED bulb.


Push In New # 2825
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Re-Insert Wires First
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the wires back in to place in to the opening in the trunk lid.

Gently Pop In Housing
Light Housing Replaced
Test License Plate Lights
Gently snap in the retaining clip on the other side of the light housing.

Double check that the light housing is securely attached to the trunk lid.

To test the new license plate light bulbs, turn on the headlights or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the exterior lights.

For more, check out all of my 2014-2018 Chevrolet Impala DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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