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Ford F-150 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out license plate light bulb on a twelfth generation 2009 to 2014 Ford F-150 truck with pictures.

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F-150 License Plate Light
Look Under Rear Bumper
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 12th generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Ford F-150 truck in changing a burnt out license plate light bulb or upgrade them to brighter LED units.

Owners of other F-Series trucks or other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles such as the Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, Expedition, Explorer, Edge, Escape, E-150, E-250, E-350, Transit Connect, Flex, MKX, MKT, Navigator and Mountaineer may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement license plate light bulb is part # 194 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Philips, Eiko, PIAA, and ACDelco.

If you would like to have brighter license plate lights, buy some compatible 194 LED bulbs.

No tools are needed to replace the two license plate light bulbs.

Pull Out Bulb Socket
Pull Out Old # 194 Bulb
License Light Bulb Housing
The first step is to move to the side of the truck with the burnt out license plate light bulb.

Then look under the rear bumper and locate the light grey bulb socket.

Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise before pulling it straight out of the light housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new # 194 bulb.

You may also use any other compatible miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 175, 2825 or W5W.


Push In New #194 Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Test New Light Bulb
Insert the new bulb and socket back in to the bumper before rotating it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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

For more, check out my other Ford F-150 Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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