Regardless it’s for your own safety, for roadworthiness testing or to avoid a fine, making sure your headlamp bulbs are always functional is necessary. In reality, bulbs are wearing parts that will inevitably burn out after a while and therefore need to be changed. You’re probably here because one of your parking lights is burnt out and you’re worried about how to change your Lincoln Navigator’s license plate bulb, we’ve created this content page to help you do it without any help and not have to go to your mechanic. Firstly, we will examine changing the license plate bulb from the outside, secondly, how to change the license plate bulb without outside access, and thirdly, how to change the rear license plate bulb of your Lincoln Navigator.


How to swap the license plate bulb on your Lincoln Navigator through the outside

This process is the easiest of the two, actually, for this one you will simply have to take out the protective covers of the bulbs. Regrettably on some years or packages of car these covers do not open from the outside and if this is the situation we will spend some time on in the second part of this content to describe the method.
So let’s begin with swapping the number plate bulb by going through the outside of your Lincoln Navigator. Regardless it’s the front or the back of your vehicle the operation will be identical.
Here are a few simple actions to stick to to execute this routine service:

  • With the engine turned off, unplug the battery terminals from your car
  • Face your license plate and use a flat screwdriver or knife to insert the flat part into the notch supplied for this intent (generally on the transparent cover) and lever on the plastic window to open the license plate bulb slot of your Lincoln Navigator
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  • Use your screwdriver or knife to eject the bulb from its location, in the event you are worried of destroying anything, you can as well do it with your fingers.
  • Finally, position the new license plate light bulb
  • Last step, before reassembling, reconnect your battery and check the light to validate the achievement of the procedure.

How to replace the number plate bulb on your Lincoln Navigator without outside access

Second part of our document, change this license plate bulb on your Lincoln Navigator without external access. Generally you will be able to access it, but some series (often at the rear does not allow this access).

How to swap the front license plate bulb on my Lincoln Navigator

To swap the one on the front plate, nothing could be less difficult, you will have to position yourself under the vehicle (preferably put on candles to give you some space), and, going through the rear of the bumper, you will have to unclip the license plate bulb block, generally kept by two soft plastic tabs by pressing on both at once, then once you have your license plate bulb block in hand, Take off the plastic that works as a seal, then with a thin screwdriver, on one side you will find a small notch, use a lever to open the plastic cover (be cautious not to put in too much force or you will break the plastic cover), and you will simply have to take out the burnt-out license plate bulb and swap it with the new , then check and reassemble the whole thing.

How to swap the rear license plate bulb on my Lincoln Navigator

Finally last option, you must swap the bulb on the backplate of your Lincoln Navigator, but you cannot open the cover from the outside of your vehicle. In this instance, here is the technique to do this task:

  • Disconnect the battery from your Lincoln Navigator
  • Locate the location of your light bulbs from the outside.
  • From the inside of the trunk, you have to remove the lining of the trunk, kept by clips, you will have to lever gently on all the frame of the trunk to remove it.
  • Once established, before removing the bulb holders, unplug the holders for much easier access.
  • Using a screwdriver, lever the two plastic parts to remove the bulb holder
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  • Replace the burnt-out license plate bulb on your Lincoln Navigator, check it and reassemble it, watching the clips on the trunk liner

There you have it, you have learned the main solutions for swapping license plate bulbs on your car, take note that on some models the method may be a bit different but you should be able to do it following the outline of this document. If you can’t do it, don’t hesitate to go to your garage area it would be a shame to break a part of your Lincoln Navigator. If you desire to change other bulbs like the position light bulbs on your Lincoln Navigator or the low beam bulbs on Lincoln Navigator, don’t hesitate to read our content articles which describe you the process to follow.

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