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license plate light.. want to add more lights

i have a 5th gen. so ive seen beamers and lexus and all these other cars that have like 3 license plate lights. the 5th gen has tons of room for more lights and looks simple to add on.

so what i want to do is add 2 more. 1 on each side of the regular light. im going to use regular light bulb housing. but what im wondering is, how do i connect them? im going to get 3 housings from the junk yard or something since their all pretty much universal. there is a red and black wire comming out of them. so do i just cut the red and black from the original housing, and connect the two red wires to the orignal red wire (same with black)?
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

Personally i would stick in some LED's and call it a day.
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

^^^Yeah
What he said.

Too much is overkill
and a good set of LED
or COLD CATHODE BULBS
will do the job, with a simple
replacement bulb.

And also...you drive a Honda,
not a BIMMER or LEXUS.
As my father in law says...
"KISS--- Keep It Simple Stupid"

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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

I just bought that LED kit from the guy selling them in the 4th gen for sale section. His bulbs lit my plate up bright as hell. Theyre like so bright I feel like my (stock) taillights are way too dim lol.
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

LED's on my car, i know the 5th gen uses different size bulbs or i would link you to the 194 bulb's

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LED's on my car, i know the 5th gen uses different size bulbs or i would link you to the 194 bulb's

5th gens use the 194 bulbs too.. the same one as the dome lights and map lights in the 5th gen. wow that is bright as hell. where did you get it. blue is illegal in canada :( looks really nice though.

can i get a link or something to where you bought your led?
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

Just get a white LED off eBay for like $2
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

When i saw Mob5ta's lights on at the strip
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

yea i like how those lights are so bright. but i think the way the the 5th gen license plate light bulb holder is pointed, it doesnt get any lighton the bumper, only the license plate.
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

I can show you a VERY easy way to make your OWN lights and it will cost you less than $10.00 in parts from Radio Shack.

All you need is soldering iron, small 16 to 18AWG wire, 6 LED's, and some silicone.

*hint* --look for my foot well lights write up.

I am going to do this to my own car so let me know.
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I can show you a VERY easy way to make your OWN lights and it will cost you less than $10.00 in parts from Radio Shack.

All you need is soldering iron, small 16 to 18AWG wire, 6 LED's, and some silicone.

*hint* --look for my foot well lights write up.

I am going to do this to my own car so let me know.

so it'd b exactly like your foot well lights? or if its different, post another DIY:)
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

better than the footwell lights.. but using the same basic material-- and NOT so many LED's.

That "build" was a special request.

Looks like I will be doing another DIY! LOL!
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

nice :) your the light queen!
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Re: license plate light.. want to add more lights

those LEDs on that 4th gen are wicked :) they dont look too blue, are they white LEDs that happen to have a slight blue tinge to them, or are they just really bright blue LEDs?
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