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This is a discussion on License Plate Light within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; The light above my license plate does not work, it was like this when I bought the car used, the ...

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    Lightbulb License Plate Light

    The light above my license plate does not work, it was like this when I bought the car used, the bulb does not appear to be dead however.

    I was recently stopped by the police for this. (lame)

    I went to autozone and bought a universal one but it had only one fat wire coming out the back, instead of two thin wires like the broken one.

    "universal" my ass...

    Any other ideas on how to fix?



    Ps: I got a D+ in electronics class in highschool.
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    If it has just one wire, it's probably one that needs to go to a positive power source when the lights are on, & the body/bracket would be the ground when mounted. Not your best choice opn replacement. You can contact a number of salvage yards that can get you a direct replacement. Or even your local GM dealer.
    Did you replace the bulb with a new one?
    If it still doesn't work, then you need to do some wire chasin' & find the bad spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacFan View Post
    If it has just one wire, it's probably one that needs to go to a positive power source when the lights are on, & the body/bracket would be the ground when mounted. Not your best choice opn replacement. You can contact a number of salvage yards that can get you a direct replacement. Or even your local GM dealer.
    Did you replace the bulb with a new one?
    If it still doesn't work, then you need to do some wire chasin' & find the bad spot.
    I bought some new bulbs today but havent tried them yet, but the jurkyard idea is good, forgot about that.

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    The number for the license plate bulb is "194".

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    sweet, the bulb is hard to get out when its like -74 degrees out, but ill give it a try.

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