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LED license Plates Lights- Help!

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Purchased a set of led lights with built in resistors that are supposed to work. Put one in and it worked great. When to put the other one in and they both stopped working. When I took them out they were very hot!

Tried them in the trunk and they are still working.

However, put the stock bulbs back in and non of them work. Figured they were burnt so bought another set and put them in. Turned on the front headlights and.... no license plate lights. Swapped the stock bubs. Nothing.

I am stuck and need to drive at night but will surely get a ticket with NO LIGHTS.

I am fearing hte worst. Checked voltage at each socket and I am getting

0.18 volts with the front lights on. Is there a fuse gone. Cannot locate on the fuse diagram. I am fearing the worst.

What options are there?

Thanks

John

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Purchased a set of led lights with built in resistors that are supposed to work. Put one in and it worked great. When to put the other one in and they both stopped working. When I took them out they were very hot!

Tried them in the trunk and they are still working.

However, put the stock bulbs back in and non of them work. Figured they were burnt so bought another set and put them in. Turned on the front headlights and.... no license plate lights. Swapped the stock bubs. Nothing.

I am stuck and need to drive at night but will surely get a ticket with NO LIGHTS.

I am fearing hte worst. Checked voltage at each socket and I am getting

0.18 volts with the front lights on. Is there a fuse gone. Cannot locate on the fuse diagram. I am fearing the worst.

What options are there?

Thanks

John

John,

The 987's have a rear controller that powers most of the items in the rear of the car (lights, soft top operation,etc) and that controller is fused. If the fuse is blown, then none of the other rear lights would work. Once I had a problem with one of my license plate lights periodically going out -- when I hit the rear bumper, it would come back on. I fiddled with the light socket and bulb holder contacts to make a better connection and haven't had a problem since.

BTW, these lights are wired in parallel with one side grounded (brown wire) and the power side (gray wire) being driven by the rear controller.

Sent you a PM.

Regards,

paul...

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Hi!

 

Did you ever fix this? 

 

I seem to be having the same issue. Other lights on the rear working, but not getting voltage at the terminals of the license plate frame bulbs...

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