Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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LED License Plate Light Solution
While I was in doing my projector retrofit, I decided to install LED side lights. I also bought a 1156 LED license plate bulb to match. There's not many options for small 1156 LEDs that would fit, so I tried one that's barely bigger than the bulb base. Once installed, I noticed the light output on the plate was bad and it looked ricey since the LED was directional and just shined toward the back of the housing. My solution: Buy a cut-to-fit side view mirror from the local auto parts store, cut a roughly 1-1/8" square piece and use some double-sided tape to attach it like so:
It just wedges between the stock reflector and housing.
I tried to get a pic of it on, but it's just too bright for the camera to capture.
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Last edited by TypeRated; 02-11-2014 at 10:56 PM.