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Re: LED License Plate Lights Install w/pics

Thanks whatevrworks for this post! I have been big fan of this forum since I have had my Jeep and while haven't posted much I appreciate everyone's contributions.

Why I decided to do this mod when it is currently 10* here in Michigan I do not know. However, my Putco 'stick-type' LEDs came in the mail today so why not.

Opened the clear cover on the right side and pulled the OEM bulb out and put in the Putco, no problem.

Tried the left side, OEM bulb out no problem. I put in the Putco bulb and it seemed to not want to go in as smoothly as the right side did. I made sure it was in as far as it could and started up the car. Right side lit up nice and bright, left side nothing.

Fiddled with left side more and started car few more times, still no illumination from the left. Took right side LED out and swapped and confirmed both are working LEDs.

To the best of my knowledge the sockets were functioning fine on both sides - however when I put OEM bulbs back in now on left side, nothing. I did use bare fingers to put them back in so who knows, I may have damaged the filaments.

Anyone have and tips or ideas? I really would hate to start with a $20 easy mod and have to end up dropping this thing at a dealer for a new socket.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:13 PM
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Re: LED License Plate Lights Install w/pics

I'll add my $0.02 since I just replaced some bulbs with LEDs.

I bought mine from Autolumination:
194 Bulbs 168 W5W 2825 Map Led Parking Signal Side Marker

I used the "194 Goldstar Bulbs With Metal Heat Sink" in "Super White" for the license plate.

I used the "7 Watt Osram Canbus" in "Super White" for the interior lights on the tail gate. (The engineer that designed those light housings needs to be whipped!)

It's only been a couple weeks, but no burn-outs so far. I've used V-LEDs in the past with good results, but Autolumination was a little cheaper.

That's all I have planned so far...
Maybe the front side amber markers at some point.

Sure wish someone would make some nice LED tail lights for the WK2...
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Re: LED License Plate Lights Install w/pics

One of the favorite things I have done to my WK2. IMHO you cant beat the cost to cool factor
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Re: LED License Plate Lights Install w/pics

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I will be installing the LED's reverse bulbs when I get my LED tails back from Ken.... they are tinted and look awesome! Light output is great too. I need to install new LED reverse bulbs in them though.
"LED tails back from Ken" ??

Who is this 'Ken' you speak of and what do you mean by 'LED tails' ??

More info please!
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Re: LED License Plate Lights Install w/pics

I'm waiting on a pair of the Putco 280003w, thanks for the write up.

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"LED tails back from Ken" ??

Who is this 'Ken' you speak of and what do you mean by 'LED tails' ??

More info please!
He's the Vendor from Taillight Solutions, if it's the same Ken.
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Re: LED License Plate Lights Install w/pics

Looks good. Putco's 194 LED bulbs do a nice job as license plate bulbs on this vehicle - nice light spread.

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