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kerndone 06-15-2010 12:56 AM

License plate LEDs
 
I have to laugh because even the simplest things can be challenging. I'm going to be installing HIDs in my lows; I just hope its not too disappointing with the glare. Regardless, they are going in until I can afford projector housings or a retrofit on some halogen housings. Anyway, I replaced my back-up lamps and my license plate lights with some 5k LEDs. Removing the license plate lights was easy...installing the flank LEDs was not! Of course, the driver's side goes in just fine. But not only was the passenger side a PITA to fit, but its polarity is opposite and the flank bulb is shining the wrong way. Now I need to remove my liftgate trim, and the liftgate handle so I can rotate the bulb housing. Trust me, I tried to spin it from the outside but its not happening. I just had to share my story as a forewarning to those that may be using the flank bulbs for the license plate lights. You basically have a 50-50 chance of them shining in the right direction. If you are anal like me, you will need to do some extra work!

JDubya 06-16-2010 07:19 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
What brand are yours? Some LED bulbs, like the flanks from V-LEDS, work just fine.

kerndone 06-17-2010 01:26 AM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
Yeah, they were the flank bulbs from VLEDs. However, the passenger side LED was shining up instead of down. About a half hour of work and I had them both in the right direction.

White Chocolate 02-05-2011 07:06 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
I tried doing this tonight. I was unsuccessful on getting them in. Both of them WILL NOT FIT!!

This are Xenondepot by the way :(

what should I do??

robpp 02-05-2011 08:57 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
well if they fit in ONE jeep klutch you must either have the wrong bulb or some other issue. all the lights are the same.

White Chocolate 02-05-2011 09:25 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
I bought the flank bulb like everyone else has.....I have read some issues of people having troubles getting it in...


I dunno why I can't get it in Rob.............I have no idea what I should do. I wanted to sand down the sides a bit, but I dont want to lose warranty

blackpepper 02-05-2011 09:39 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
Use some bent needle nose pliers. I have a pair and they saved me during the LED bulb install:
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/pub...n5RGFX6liCEjYg

And you need the proper bulb size IMO these are the best:http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/C...-p4481133.html

Pic:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...5/DSC05308.jpg

JeepCoop 02-05-2011 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackpepper (Post 349072)
Use some bent needle nose pliers. I have a pair and they saved me during the LED bulb install:
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/pub...n5RGFX6liCEjYg

And you need the proper bulb size IMO these are the best:http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/C...-p4481133.html

Pic:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...5/DSC05308.jpg

Go dodgers!! Haha jk I could care leas about baseball!! ;)

DAVY27 02-05-2011 09:53 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blackpepper (Post 349072)
Use some bent needle nose pliers. I have a pair and they saved me during the LED bulb install:
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/pub...n5RGFX6liCEjYg

And you need the proper bulb size IMO these are the best:http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/C...-p4481133.html

Pic:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...5/DSC05308.jpg

hmm....i like it. i have the flank ones from vleds and i think they are 2 bright. Ryan, do you have pic of it standing 5-7 ft away?

White Chocolate 02-05-2011 10:10 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
I have the flank style from Xenondepot.....hopefully I can get some input from steve or other members who have it, and if not then I might need to switch to a VLED

blackpepper 02-05-2011 10:57 PM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DAVY27 (Post 349080)
hmm....i like it. i have the flank ones from vleds and i think they are 2 bright. Ryan, do you have pic of it standing 5-7 ft away?

Here you go, Davy.. nine feet away, 3" exposure, no flash... Don't let the blue trick you, they're completely white.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...5/DSC06073.jpg

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-06-2011 01:06 AM

Re: License plate LEDs
 
i need to pick up a set of these, im sick of the two dry spots from the warm bulbs in the winter time.


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