2003 – 2009 Lexus GX470 License plate LED upgrade & install

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How to install

You may find your halogen bulbs are quite dim, which may make it hard to see in front, especially in bad weather or severe driving conditions. Upgrading your old halogen bulbs of your 2003-2009 Lexus GX470 to new aftermarket LED bulbs can add a great new look to your vehicle as well as  enhance  visibility at night for safer driving experience.

If choose to upgrade your old halogen bulbs to new LED bulbs, it is best to confirm you have the correct LED replacement bulb by referencing the original stock halogen bulb part number located in the vehicles direct owner’s manual or directly on the original bulb.  

Below we will show you how to install your new ALLA Lighting LED bulbs to your Lexus GX470 license place light.

Bulb Sizes for Lexus GX470 license plate light is a T10/168

See compatible T10 Bulbs here

The following information is a step by step instructions on how to install your new T10 license plate LED bulbs. 

Compatible Vehicles: 2003 Lexus GX470, 2004 Lexus GX470,  2005 Lexus GX470, 2006 Lexus GX470,  2007 Lexus GX470, 2008 Lexus GX470, 2009 Lexus GX470

Tools Required: The following will be the recommended tools required for your installation. 

– Phillips head screwdriver

-2 Trim removal tools or screw flat head screwdrivers 

Lets Get Started!!!

Step: 1) To access the license plate bulbs first you have to remove the interior trunk cover. The first step is to remove the handle. Looking closer at the handle on the back you will see that there are two clips, one on each side.
We used a flathead screwdriver to push down on the clips . 


Step: 2) Next you will locate the small plastic cover above the cargo net pocket. Under the cover you will notice a screw. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the screw.


Step: 3) Remove the storage compartment lid next to the cargo net by twisting both knobs to the open position. 


Step: 4) Remove the trim surrounding the rear window by pulling up on the edges of the trim. you can remove completely or remove until you are able to pull the bottom trim piece out. 


Note* when reinstalling trim align the clips with the holes on the tail gate circled in the last image for step 4


Step: 5) peel back the insulating plastic and locate the license plate light housing. Once located use 2 screwdrivers to push the clips in towards each other to allow the license plate housing to fall through the opening. 

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*Side note – you can simplify the removal of the license plate light by using a slim trim removal tool and prying out the license plate light until free. Use force at your own discretion. 

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Step: 6) Unplug the connector by pushing down on the clip release and pulling the connectors apart to free the license plate housing.

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Step: 7) Remove the bulb retainer from the license plate light housing by twisting counter clockwise and remove the bulb by pulling the bulb up and out of the socket. 

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Step 8) insert the new LED bulb into the housing and reinstall bulb holder to the license plate housing and reconnect to the vehicle harness. 

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license plate light

Check out our Step by Step installation video! 

Congratulations!! Your installation is now complete. If you experienced any issues in which unable to complete installation please contact us for assistance. If the  LED bulbs are experiencing hyper-flashing, flickering, an error code issues, then load resistors for this application will be required to be installed. These issues occur due to the LEDs low current nature which draws much less current than original stock halogen bulbs.

Please feel free to contact us at service@allalighting.com for assistance. Our team of highly trained representatives will be available to assist and provide best solution. May also visit us at www.allalighting.com 

Looking for more LED upgrades for your vehicle. Check out the below bulb guide!  For your reference only. All information below is not 100% guaranteed accurate. Please check the vehicle owner’s manual before purchasing. 

Exterior Lights:

  • Headlight Low Beam: H11
  • Headlight High Beam: 9005 
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H3
  • Front Turn Signal Light: 1156
  • Front Side Marker Light: T10
  • Rear Tail Light: 7443
  • Rear Turn Signal Light:7440
  • Rear Brake Light:7443
  • Rear Reverse Light: 7440
  • Center High Mount Stop Light: factory LED
  • License Plate Light: T10

Interior Lights:

  • Dome Light: 31mm
  • Trunk/Cargo Light: 31mm
  • Interior Door Light: T10 

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