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Old 05-12-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Anyone try these bulbs before?

These bulbs supposedly light up your license plate in a xenon white color as opposed to the yellow halogen stock bulbs. No affiliation. Just curious. Not even sure if they work with the 986, but they say it works with 997, and have a sample photo at the bottom of the link: http://www.hoen-usa.com/licenseplate.htm

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i bought LED "festoon" bulbs off ebay...

they look perfect and make the car look very modern, with clear bright white light

and VERY cheap
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here's the pic with the LED's (i think it was less than $10 shipped)

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here's the pic with the LED's (i think it was less than $10 shipped)
Thanks. Looks pretty cool.
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Lucky,

Aren't you just making it easier for NTTA to take a picture of your plates when you blow through the tollbooth with your led lights? I keep my plates dark For as much money as I spend on tolls, if they miss me once or twice, I consider it a rebate (jk).

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Lucky,

Aren't you just making it easier for NTTA to take a picture of your plates when you blow through the tollbooth with your led lights? I keep my plates dark For as much money as I spend on tolls, if they miss me once or twice, I consider it a rebate (jk).
nah, i have a tolltag and don't drive the tollway unless i have to

lighted plates give them less of a reason to pull me over... unlike my boy with the 996 with bad plate wiring so they don't light up... reg up to date, no warrants, all lights working = drive on by, mr. policeman

this is who i bought from... multiple times (i've done license plates, door courtesy lights, dome lighting, front & rear trunks)... fast shipping and product works w/ no DOA each time .. i have no affiliation, just a good experience

http://stores.ebay.com/US-Home-Direct_W0QQfcdZ2QQfciZQ2d1QQfclZ4QQfromZR10QQfsnZU SQ20HomeQ20DirectQQfsooZ2QQfsopZ2QQsaselZ77993024Q QsofpZ0QQtZkm
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:21 PM   #7
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nah, i have a tolltag and don't drive the tollway unless i have to

lighted plates give them less of a reason to pull me over... unlike my boy with the 996 with bad plate wiring so they don't light up... reg up to date, no warrants, all lights working = drive on by, mr. policeman

this is who i bought from... multiple times (i've done license plates, door courtesy lights, dome lighting, front & rear trunks)... fast shipping and product works w/ no DOA each time .. i have no affiliation, just a good experience

http://stores.ebay.com/US-Home-Direct_W0QQfcdZ2QQfciZQ2d1QQfclZ4QQfromZR10QQfsnZU SQ20HomeQ20DirectQQfsooZ2QQfsopZ2QQsaselZ77993024Q QsofpZ0QQtZkm
Great, thx. I think the extra light will also help to remind folks that there's a car in front of them, and hopefully prevent getting rear ended. LOL
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fyi, my trunk is open in the picture and that is the trunk bulb, which is a regular bulb, not the LED... so you can see the difference between bulb and LED in color...

the plate bulbs and trunk bulbs are similar but the trunk bulbs are longer... i think it's 37mm and 39mm if i'm not mistaken
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What's the part # on the exact bulbs you bought?
The festoon bulbs I saw are 24.99 not 9.99. Are they a direct fit?
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What's the part # on the exact bulbs you bought?
The festoon bulbs I saw are 24.99 not 9.99. Are they a direct fit?
we use 6418, there are two of them...

2 pack - $2.99 + $5.99 shipping = $8.98

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Bulb-Festoon-SUPER-WHITE-6-LED-36mm-12V-LIGHTS-6418_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713Q2em153Q2el126 2QQcategoryZ33713QQihZ010QQitemZ200222967435QQtcZp hoto
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trunk (both) are single-bulb each, 6411 which is the 39mm, not the 36mm unit (even then it was slightly short so i bent the metal piece a little to make it work so maybe order the 42mm one) - so qty 2 to do front & rear

courtesy lights on door are one bulb each - 2825, which is this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Bulbs-Super-White-T10-1-Led-194-168-2825-Side-Lights_W0QQitemZ380026740838QQihZ025QQcategoryZ337 13QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

for a total of 2, then the center dome light area i believe is a single 6418 which is the one i posted previously

and this seller does reduced shipping for multiple items, too

enjoy! i *LOVE* the way it makes my car look
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Thanks! And they just push right in with no mods?
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yep, exact same shape as a bulb, just as if you're replacing a burnt out one... no tools needed for courtesy/dome/trunks.. only a philips for 2 sets of 2 screws and you're done... 10 minutes for everything... will be the best $20-30 you spend in appearance mods...

note that the bulbs have a flat circuit board in them with surface-mount LED's facing one direction ONLY so whatever direction the light is pointing out at, there is ZERO light on the other side, so align them (easy to do and will make sense when you see them) before you close it back up... i probably didn't even have to say it because you'll understand when you put them in that only a COMPLETE idiot wouldn't get it right the first time

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I have bought bulbs from Hoen in the past and had great success with their products.
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I just ordered a set. Thanks for the help here!
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The bulbs are installed and look great. These put off a nice bluish/white light. This a nice inexpensive upgrade that takes 5 min to install and really complements my litronic headlights. Thanks again!

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