08 CTS- How to Remove the Back License Plate Bulb Cover
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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, 08 CTS- How to Remove the Back License Plate Bulb Cover in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Hi, I need some guidance to remove the back license plate bulb covers to replace my bulbs. I can remove ...
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    ctsrules08 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    08 CTS- How to Remove the Back License Plate Bulb Cover

    Hi, I need some guidance to remove the back license plate bulb covers to replace my bulbs. I can remove the bulb case assembly down using a screw driver by pulling on one side but I can't seem to remove the cover to access the bulb. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 08 CTS- How to Remove the Back License Plate Bulb Cover

    Just give the bulb base a 1/4 turn twist & it'll pull right out.

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    Re: 08 CTS- How to Remove the Back License Plate Bulb Cover

    If I remember correctly, the covers work similarly to the battery door on electronics (like a TV remote battery door). I think there should be a small notch in one end of the lens. Just put a small screwdriver in there, push the whole lens to the side, and gently angle the lens out. It should come out really easily; don't force it. I was initially a little confused, too, and am glad I didn't twist or pry on the plastic and break the lens! You shouldn't need to unscrew anything to get to the bulbs.

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    Re: 08 CTS- How to Remove the Back License Plate Bulb Cover

    Just done mine, no need to remove the lens, bulb comes out the back with a twist.

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