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wiring in LED license plate lights


thaddeussmith
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I purchased a couple of these lights (LPC-W5) and thought they would simply solder into the old leads and work ..doesn't appear to be the case. I hooked up the old bulb units again and they come right on. I guess I just don't understand the power requirements for an LED array and how they are affected by vintage electrical systems. Suggestions of what to get/modify for them to work?

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&category=CAR&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2FLPC.htm

(btw, they stand out a little taller and are trapezoidal instead of oval ..but otherwise nearly the same size as oem license plate lights)

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Hi, thanks for the info, do you think the LED assembly would fit in the old housing? this way you could keep the original look.

frank

doubt it. These stick out about 1/4 to 1/2" more than the original housings and the LED assembly fills up the entire thing.

shots of them at night over in my project blog: http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/t,350921/

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