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number plate lamps

Postby Phil and Liz » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:53 pm

as we all know the factory number plate lamps are a) a water trap b) expensive c) rubbish

to avoid £25 for 2 new lamps and the cost possibly of a wiring harness I have done the following

take the lamp and cut off the connector socket flush with the body, from ebay purchase a 501 bulb holder, cut the wiring on the harness and put a lucar connector on each wire, drill a hole where you cut the socket off at the same dimension as the holder, push the bulb holder into place and push the connectors on.

Result !

cost
£3 approx per bulb holder, 25p per connector and satisfaction of a job well done that was better than the original !

Don't know if anyone has posted this before, if so I apologise for wasting anyone's time
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Re: number plate lamps

Postby Stranger » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:26 pm

Great result and thanks for sharing.

Do you mind if I move this to the FAQ tips and tricks forum and lock it for users reference?
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Re: number plate lamps

Postby Phil and Liz » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:34 am

yeah that would be great as i think this is within most owners ability, no pictures though as did not take before and would only havr afters
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Re: number plate lamps

Postby Stranger » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:01 am

Cheers :-)
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