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Chevrolet Camaro License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the rear bumper of a 5th generation 2010-2015 GM Chevy Camaro.

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Paul B. Michaels
Author & Photographer
Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2014 Camaro License Plate
Left Side Light Housing
Press In Release Tab On Right
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) GM Chevrolet Camaro in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb in the rear bumper cover or upgrading both lights to brighter LED bulbs.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Sonic, Impala, Traverse, Tahoe, Trax, SS, GMC Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, Enclave and the Holden Barina may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement license plate light bulb is part number 2825 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko or PIAA.

If you would like to have brighter license plate lights, install some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.

(You can also use a # 168 or W5W bulb.)

The only tool needed to change the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to release the light housings.

Pry Out Light Housing
Light Housing Removed
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The first step is to locate the small black plastic release tab on the right side of each license plate light bulb housing.

Gently press in the release tab with the small flathead screwdriver.

Pull the light housing out of the opening in the bumper cover.

Rotate the bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the housing.

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


Push In New # 2825 Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Re-Insert Wires First
Push a new # 2825 or 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 194, W5W or a compatible LED unit.

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

First re-insert the wires and bulb socket in to the opening in the bumper cover.

Pop In Retaining Clip
Light Housing Replaced
Test New Light Bulb
Then gently pop in the retaining clip on the right side of the light housing.

Test the new license plate light bulb by turning on the headlights or by pressing the "Unlock" button on the key fob.

For more, check out my other 2010-2015 GM Chevrolet Camaro DIY Repair Guides.

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