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Replacement License Plate bulbs


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A few notes on license plate bulbs:

- The LED lamps I suggested are quite fat.  The screw for the cover runs unto the bulb. If you bend metal to keep that from happening then the bulb can rotate from vibration and it emits only from one side.
- Back to checking regular bulbs. There are (for example) two bulbs that fit from Sylvania:

 The suggested bulb is DE3022 which is 5 watts and pulls about .38 amps
Another to consider is the DE3021 3.36 watts and pulls about .24 amps. That's where I'm headed.

The longer life I can grant these parts the happier I'll be since they will soon be made out of unobtanium . . .



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Got some Philips 30mm LED festoon bulbs from RockAuto,  $5.55each  + shipping  Bright white and fits well.   You may have to flip the bulb as it only installs one way (polarity issue)



76 '02 5spd.  stage2  Kerman build

00 Z3M Coupe

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