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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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License plate light bulb

Just noticed the license plate light has burned out on my Vaquero. I remember reading somewhere about a longer lasting aftermarket replacement bulb from perhaps an auto parts store? Any ideas?

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Just had my Voyager in for the 5th scheduled maintenance and was told the licence plate bulb was burned out. They didn't even have a replacement bulb in stock. While I was waiting for my ride I roamed around and noticed a LED kit from Bike Master for licence plate application. Not a direct replacement.

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So what is the bulb # for the license light ?

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 11:55 AM
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Just noticed the license plate light has burned out on my Vaquero. I remember reading somewhere about a longer lasting aftermarket replacement bulb from perhaps an auto parts store? Any ideas?

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Thats funny Jim, when I switched out mine for the new plate holder, my bulb was burned out also. Seems to be a pattern of failures

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Look for a bulb that has an LL after the number. Example, 1157 will be a standard bulb, 1157LL would be the same bulb, but "long lasting".
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35,000 miles and the only bulb that has failed thus far was one of the running lights, but I do leave them on all the time. Upgraded to PIAA extreme running lights and now the headlight is barely noticable during the daylight hours.

There are companies that sell a license plate surround with built in LED light for those who want to clean up the rear end of their bikes and do away with the OEM stuff.

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Just noticed the license plate light has burned out on my Vaquero. I remember reading somewhere about a longer lasting aftermarket replacement bulb from perhaps an auto parts store? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance...
Mine burnt out last year. I ended up going to Advance Auto and the crossed it with a auto bulb. I don't recal the number but it was for a BMW or a car like that. It was a little brighter but it has been in for over a year now with no problems. If it wasn't so hard to take it out I would go look. worse comes to worse I will if you have no luck on finding one. I know it was a common bulb sold on the shelf
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