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License Plate Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bc9235, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Feb 29, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    bc9235

    bc9235 [OP] Active Member

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    Hey everyone,
    I noticed one of my license plate lights was out, went to pop in new bulbs and found that the one that was out the wiring harness broke off.
    image.jpg image.jpg I've been searching but can't find the harness I need. If anyone can work their magic and have some better luck finding the part I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. Feb 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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    Honestly I wouldn't even bother with those. After time those lights become a hassle once they start to deteriorate. And aren't worth the cost of replacing the housings and bulbs let alone wiring. I would just look into other options for plate lighting. I installed a little led bar and it's been awesome. Just enough light. Not too much/too little light. Just right. I ended up drilling a couple tiny holes on the top of the licence plate and mounting it on the plate itself on top. Looks clean and has lasted 3+ years no issues.
    http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=151978850438&alt=web

    Or if you don't wanna drill into the license plate, there's other options. Such as a lighted plate holder...
     
  3. Feb 29, 2016 at 1:50 PM
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    Ok, that's a good idea. Did you just tap into the existing wiring that was running back there?
     
  4. Feb 29, 2016 at 2:09 PM
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    Yep. Tapped into the license plate wiring. And if you do end up getting that same led bar, there's little studs that screw into the led bar. With nuts on the backside which I replaced with nylocks. I think the studs were too long. So I mounted it on, put the nuts on, and hacked off the remaining studs. A little bit of a tight fit, but with some slight modding, it's perfect.
     
  5. Feb 29, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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    Cool. Does the bar come with a plug and play harness or do I need to do some soldering?
     
  6. Feb 29, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    No, it's actually made for motorcycles I think. Just bare wires. I used waterproof connectors on mine. Soldering works too. But I can't solder for shit. Ha.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2016 at 9:34 AM
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    I running that Amazon one on my flip plate and it works well.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    Well I got my light today and got it rigged up and running. I may have to resolder it at some point because trying to solder while underneath the truck was a major pain in the ass. And caution, melted solder dripping on your arm WILL cause you to scream like a little girl haha. Thanks for the help though, I really appreciate it.
     
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    I was replacing my plate lights with cheap advanced lights and they only have one black wire and my harness on the truck has 2 wires, hoot both wires to the one plate wire?
     

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