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How do I hook up a License Plate light?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by afroman006, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    My rear harness was FUBAR'd from the PO's trailer light install so I installed a new one but I forgot to hook up the license plate light. I got pulled over tonight and got off with a warning for the light, but a ticket for expired registration /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif. Anyway, what do I have to hook the wire up to or splice it into to get the plate light to come one with the driving lights. Thx
     
  2. ugly_blazer

    ugly_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    The wire for the plate light splices into the running light wire, usually it is brown. If the plate light has only one wire it is self-grounding through the base, if two wires then connect one to the running light wire and the other to ground.
     
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    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    yep what he said, also if yu dont have a bumper or it was removed..

    the licence plate light was usually plugged into a rubber fitting in the center of the rear of the truck, hanges down a inch or two from the rest of the wires that run between both lights

    pm me if yo need a close up pic or anything /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif I forgot about the factory rubber plug, most of the trucks I get are so hacked up that the plug has been gone for years...
     
  5. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    My burb has a smittybuilt rear bumper but it does have a light built into it. I'll look for the plug and if its no there I'll go the brown wire route. thx
     

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