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Rear lisense plate lights not working

I have two of these vehicles one 96 one 98 can't figure out the lisence plate lighting, popo kind of requires this in wisc.

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  • flagfishing Mar 02, 2009

    ohm'd all the bulbs ,cleaned sockets and re ohmed fixtures on oldest one, 96 thought of swaping bulb/sockets from one to the other and 98 has the same prob. under the hood and in the fuse box (considering tap wire from some where,) tail lights probably.

    but did'nt want to go there if it was just some other dumb thing.



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Check the bulbs, it takes a standard interior light "peanut" bulb. usually fits sidemarkers, and tag lights.

hope this is some assistance. please rate well!

the wiring for that directly coinsides with the tail lamps. if a bulb isnt the issue, the wiring may be cut, or bad sockets. check for voltage with a cheap voltmeter. i know how much of a hassle it is to be pulled over for such a DUMB reason like tag, its happened to me!

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