I figured my license plate lights were burned out, so I replaced them today, They still don't work. I checked all the fuses...the cig lighter fuse was burned out...replaced it, still no plate lights. Did I miss a fuse?
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Re: License Plate Lights
Probably not... For some reason license plate light wiring and sockets are VERY prone to corrosion. Make sure to check the light sockets and try to get to the wiring close to them, your problem is more than likely very close to the lights.
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Nov 11, 2011 - The licence plate lights are in the same line as your tail light wiring assembly. I assume your ... Previous owner cut wires going to lights for license plate. ... 1996 ford explorer license plate fuse ... 09@1998 ford f150 fuse box.
Do the park lamps work ? license plate lights get power from same fuse ! Check ground wire ! use a volt meter an do voltage drop test ! Voltage Drop Testing The fuse for the license plate lights is in the under hood fuse box -engine compartment ! fuse #12 RT PRK LAMP 10Amp .
The licence plate doesn't have a fuse, it comes on when you put your lights on, if you have your park lights on and the plate light isn't working then generally it's just a bulb, see what you can find, cheers good luck
the bulb is most likely burned out. there are a few types of license plate lights out there. some where you have to replace the whoel unit and some that have replaceable bulbs. both you can find at your local parts store.
Sounds like you may have a wiring issue. I would cut the wires at the tag lamps, leaving enough to splice in new ones. Then pull one of your tail light assemblies out and, using a test light which is available from most parts stores for $5-10, figure out which wire is hot with the parking lights on. Splice a wire from there to your tag lamp socket. Then splice the other wire to the ground circuit at the tail lamp or find a good ground to wrap it around somewhere else (usually just about anything metal). Just find a bolt somewhere, back it out a bit and stick some of the stripped wire behind it at tighten it back up.