i made a thread about this a while back thinking i had to remove the trunk spear but i was wrong and it caused a bit of confusion, now someone just asked me how to replace the lights so i figured that id make a How-To about it here we go:
so first off, open the trunk and begin to try to removethose pain in the A$$, little plastic pins that hold the trunk liner in, i just removed all of mine for this project because im going to be doing some sort of sound deadener on the trunk lid.
you probably only need to take a few out, and dont worry they will break, and they probably cost $.25 a piece, at a hardware store, not to mention the trunk liner will stay in with a few removed.
so if you only want to remove a few pins make sure you have enough room to pull the liner down like so:
Then simply glance up towards the back of the trunk lid, i used the perspective of the "help me im stuck in the trunk pully thing to show you where the bulbs are: just look towards the back for two little LED
holders, that are aligned with the license plate lights:
then simply reach up to one of them and give it a twist to the left until the bulb pops loose and you can wiggle it out, then just pull the bulb out it easy as pie!
then just slip your new bulb/led in there:
Then when you have the bulb in the socket you have to carefully wiggle it back into its holder which is kind of tricky because its not just a straight shot in you have to curve it a bit, it just takes a minute or two.
then just repeat these steps to the other side and you get this:
then after its all done, you can either get some new clips and clip the trunk liner back up or what i did was you can just push it back into place the and trunk latch holds it up.
Well there you have it, now go change your bulbs to LEDS
BTW blue leds
are illegal and i no longer have them in my car, if you use blue LEDS
be prepared for police harassment.