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So I have a 2000 748 without a tag light. Maryland state safety inspection requires that I have one. What should I do?
 

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L.E.D. bolts are just the thing.



A little ugly/bulky, but this is the general idea:

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Led-License-Plate-Bolt-Light,4677.html
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Universal-LED-Indicator-Bulbs,3034.html

Curious, does your state issue reflectorized plates? California plates (except for old ones...) are reflectorized and light up as soon as light hits them. I'm sure there's some part of the vehicle code that requires licence plate lights, but I've never heard of anyone getting a fix-it ticket for this. Also, we don't have vehicle inspections (other than smog checks) so it's be up to 'The Man' to catch this.
 

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L.E.D. bolts are just the thing.

A little ugly/bulky, but this is the general idea:

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Led-License-Plate-Bolt-Light,4677.html
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Universal-LED-Indicator-Bulbs,3034.html

Curious, does your state issue reflectorized plates? California plates (except for old ones...) are reflectorized and light up as soon as light hits them. I'm sure there's some part of the vehicle code that requires licence plate lights, but I've never heard of anyone getting a fix-it ticket for this. Also, we don't have vehicle inspections (other than smog checks) so it's be up to 'The Man' to catch this.
I don't think those will work... those seem to be lights that can be used as running/brake/sig lights, not accent illuminating lights (i.e., put light on the plate/numbers itself). You need something like this or just search eBay for "license plate LED" -- I'm sure you'll find some that are cheaper. Also, these lights will act as illuminator and running/brake lights (additional safety feature), but you can get them without the red light so they can be just a plain plate lights. Another website I would recommend is oznium.com (great LEDs and very bright + super easy to install). You could get 2.4" white strip and mod them to the plate...

As for getting a ticket for not having license light -- come to OH and you'll find out.. :)
 

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Go here...http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=ACCENTS#ALM-RB-x3 then scroll down to model ALM-RB-x3 Accent Light Module (9th one down) I have this mounted above my plate to the black plastic "heat pan" or whatever you wanna call it. It's tucked up behind the little reflector under your tail lights and you don't even see it. The wiring is easy too because, you can do all your connections right there under the ecm where all the factory wiring is already.
 
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