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    Thumbs down All was well until..Doh!!

    been to a kiddies party today..came out this evening in the dark and unlocked the car..approached car from the rear and doh!!... no number plate lights on...
    only just got the blo 0dy thing back today...they spent all day yesterday doing all the checks including 'light' checks....and assembly checks...
    any ideas if its a quick fix I can do or does it have to be accessed from the bumper??... help please.. dont fancy getting pulled and another 30 mile round trip again!!...
    peeing down with rain so will have a look in morn... no warning msgs on comp but dont know whethere it would anyway...

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    they may have not plugged the bulb harness's back in.. you can prise the little catch in the lamps over and lower them out, then you'll be able to see if they're connected

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    Tis easy, just look up, and at one end there is a lug, squeeze it towards the holder/reflector part and it pulls down, bulb out and done. hth.

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    they do suffer from bad connections on them plate lamps.

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    how do i prise them out without risk of damaging the paintwork..just tried a flat blade screw driver but it wont pop out....

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    right...all connected..still not workin though..next job check fuse...any ideas if i can swap a fuse or are there any spares in the holder?..

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    Have you checked the bulbs 1st, if they are blackened or gone silver they will probably be blown.

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    nope not checked them..yet..lol...
    any idea where the fuse is for the number plate lights and what no. it is??.

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    aha...cheers VV...bulbs were blown...
    now fitted with philips bluevision...only spare ones I had..
    woo..hoo...

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