License Plate Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

 In 4Runner, 4Runner Mods, 5th Gen 4Runner Mods, Aftermarket Install, T4R Accessories

License Plate Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

License Plate Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

LED License Plate Lights – Install, Swap and Upgrade on 5th Gen 4Runner

One of the simplest mods you can do in the lighting department is the LED license plate swap. This is a pretty simple mod. If you have 20 minutes in the morning before work, you can get this done. That’s how simple this LED light swap is.

If you are looking into 5th Gen 4Runner Headlight upgrades at all, you will end up loving new lights. This will eventually lead to an exterior LED light swap and an interior LED light swap. Upgraded lights are awesome!

If you are looking a fun 4Runner LED light bulb upgrade, this is a solid mod for you. There are hundreds of brands to choose from when it comes to the light bulb for the license plate on the 5th Gen 4Runner. But, after installing the Xenon Depot LED headlight Vs. the Other LED 4Runner Headlights, we learned one thing. NEVER skimp in the lighting department with your 4Runner.

You can grab License Plate Lights for the 5th Gen 4Runner at any time and install them in about 10 minutes. This is one of the easiest 4Runner lighting mods you can do. And, it’s cool. It adds a little bit of flavor when you are parked.

I didn’t realize this until now, you can actually see the ground with an LED license plate light upgrade. Before now, I didn’t realize that the stock bulbs suck that bad. LED license plate lights are a must-have in my opinion. Not that you “NEED” them, but it’s so cheap and easy, why not?

5th Gen 4Runner License Plate Bulb Number

The light bulb number 194, 168, and 2825 will all work for your 4Runner License plate light.

In another post, we wrote about the 4Runner Light Bulb Numbers and covered the license plate light in there. What is strange about light bulb numbers is that they are all somewhat universal. Naturally, most 4Runner owners opt for the 168 bulb as this is one of the most common bulb numbers listed for our 5th Gen 4Runner. And, this bulb is referenced throughout our owners manual many times.

Whatever you choose to buy, just make sure it’s not cheap. Cheap and lighting are never two words you want to see together. Buy something that you know is guaranteed to last by a company with a good brand. Both Sylvania and Xenon Depot are well-trust brand names for aftermarket lighting our 5th Gen 4Runner.

4Runner License Plate LED Install Step #1 – Unscrew Housing

4Runner License Plate Install Step #1 - Unscrew Housing 

4Runner License Plate LED Install Step #2 – Gently Tap Housing Loose

4Runner License Plate Install Step #2 - Gently Tap Housing Loose

4Runner License Plate LED Install Step #3 – Pull Off Cover

4Runner License Plate Install Step #3 - Pull Off Cover

4Runner License Plate LED Install Step #4 – Clean Housing (No Water)

4Runner License Plate Install Step #4 - Clean Housing

4Runner License Plate LED Install Step #5 – Pull Out OlPlug-In In New

4Runner License Plate Install Step #5 - Pull Out OlPlug-In In New

4Runner License Plate LED Install Step #6 – New LED License Plate Lights

4Runner License Plate Install Step #6 - New LED License Plate Lights

4Runner License Plate LED Light Install – Before

4Runner License Plate Install - Before

4Runner License Plate LED Lights – After

License Plate Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

You’ll find the Xtreme LED mini bulbs are a lot whiter and brighter than the Osram bulbs (or even the Philips equivalents).

  • (1) The Xtreme bulbs are made out of ceramic, whereas Philips and Osram use plastic. Plastic doesn’t dissipate heat as well as ceramic, so they can’t run the bulbs hot.
  • (2) Our bulbs use CREE emitters (just for your info).

XenonDepot really is a solid option for all your 4Runner lighting needs.

Whether your current bulb blew out on your license plate lights or you are looking to upgrade, LED is the way to go. This LED license plate light swap is an incredibly easy mod and just something fun to do on the weekend. If you are looking for something fun and easy this weekend, grab yourself some 168 bulbs and swap out those old bulbs with LEDs!

Love the 4Runner Lifestyle?

JOIN THE COMMUNITY - FREE GEAR AND UPDATES

Join the 5th Gen 4Runner community and get access to new gear, specials, free stickers, free decals, step by step installs and much more. Get access to manufacturer discounts, sales, coupon codes and so much more.

GET PAID FOR YOUR INSTALL OR REVIEW

SIMPLE, GET PAID FOR SHARING YOUR STEP BY STEP INSTALL OR PRODUCT REVIEW

Recent Posts

Leave a Comment

Start typing and press Enter to search

Xenon Depot 4Runner LED Headlights (Low and High Beams)LED Fog Lights 5th Gen 4Runner - Fog Light Upgrade