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Old 01-13-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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lic plate lights

I assumed changing the licence plate bulbs would be pretty straight foward.

I have the light assemblies hanging by a wire but cannot seem to figure out how to get into the light. To change the bulb.

Any help??
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:38 PM   #2
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Never mind i figured it out

I unscrewed the 2 phillips screws and the whole housing came down as in one piece. After playing with it it became very clear it was seperate pieces and when the car was repainred last year they painted right over the lights.

The rubbergasket was painted into position and my screws matched th color of my car perfectly.

At least they did not paint over my lenses.

Hope this is entertaining to you guys.

Have a great night.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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any way to get some LEDs in there....i hate how "orange/yellow" it looks like when compared to say...litronics up front. just doesn't match.

any idea?
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #4
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I came across these:
http://www.hoen-usa.com/licenseplate.htm


or here

http://www.superbrightleds.com/festoon.html




What are your opinions of these options?
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:37 PM   #5
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Do you really want to make your license plate more visible? Makes it easier for others to call you in to the popo.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:46 PM   #6
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Well I had one of the bulbs blow out and the POO POO pulled me over for it. Because they could not read my plate "clear enough".

No tickets issued it was a "fix it before someone else gets you", stop.

Plus I have a tinted license plate cover that I want to reinstall, and if I can light it up more at night I would be less likely to get pulled over for it. Sounds like an oxymoron or a waste of time, but the cover looks sharp during the day. the car looks like it is missing a detail with everything so dark except this reflective plate.

Plus, I have this sickness....Modders anonymous where are you??

Plus...ok no more pluses.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:45 PM   #7
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i just dont like the dull/yellow light thats there now...

btw, gary, i got a ticket for one of those covers, clear and then smoked one.
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I'll have to be carefull.....but it looks so much better with it on.
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I'll have to be carefull.....but it looks so much better with it on.
so does no front plate and tinted windows in IL, but still cant do it heheh
i gave up and put the plate back on...and take it off when i take pics, im tired of all the legal/illegal BS...i just wanna drive and not worry about stupid things

but i do like the 2nd link lights, a friend actually sent me that same link. just not sure which one exactly i need to order?
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:59 AM   #10
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I will post the one I buy later on today.

Later today I will post which ones I buy I am going to give it try in my lic plate lights and my dome light.
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