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Old 09-10-2009, 10:08 PM
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Default Install led license plate light by myself (many pics)

I just bought one set of assembly designed led license plate light on ebay, and have installed on my a5.


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Very nice. But could you explain why u needed a lighter for this process?
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Very nice. But could you explain why u needed a lighter for this process?
He was using heat-shrink tubing on the wiring connection. It's loose tubing that shrinks to fit tightly around the wiring when you heat it.

I'm guessing that since the logo on his license plate matches that on the package that he is the eBay seller of this product.

And like all of these LED plate upgrades, it seems way too bright to me. I don't want my plate lights creating pools of light on the ground like those in his picture are doing.
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He was using heat-shrink tubing on the wiring connection. It's loose tubing that shrinks to fit tightly around the wiring when you heat it.

I'm guessing that since the logo on his license plate matches that on the package that he is the eBay seller of this product.

And like all of these LED plate upgrades, it seems way too bright to me. I don't want my plate lights creating pools of light on the ground like those in his picture are doing.
Agree about the brightness, but it still looks good. Looks like those are quality products that you put in, which is key in many cases. Mine aren't quite that bright, but still put off a nice white glow.
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Perhaps it's just not possible to make a "dim" LED light. I'd love the look and color of LED lights if they weren't so darn bright. I'd want to have the bare-minimum light needed to illuminate my plate.
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Agree on brightness issue. Not sure why folks love to brighten their license plates so much, unless they're showing off vanity plates.
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I don't understand why we can't find LEDs that aren't so bright. Many car manufacturers use LEDs for the license plate - BMW, for example - and those aren't too bright. What LEDs are they using? I can't imagine they're some proprietary bulb. Shouldn't this be easy to figure out?
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Agree on brightness issue. Not sure why folks love to brighten their license plates so much, unless they're showing off vanity plates.
For me, it wasn't a brightness issue. What I wanted was a consistent white light (not yellow incandescent) on the plate to match the LEDs in front (and the other LEDs that I replaced inside the cabin).

Putting more light on my plate was never a concern, only the COLOR of the light.
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I'm guessing that since the logo on his license plate matches that on the package that he is the eBay seller of this product.
Very funny. Thanks for pointing that out. Disappointing because the failure to disclose this adds a negative to what otherwise looks like a good product.
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Very funny. Thanks for pointing that out. Disappointing because the failure to disclose this adds a negative to what otherwise looks like a good product.
Good point, considering the install DIY pics are on a silver body, and the other pics are a white body
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