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    Number Plate LED instead of mushroom type bulb

    Just come back from a trip to Spain and noticed Astra G's out there are sometimes using LED number plate bulbs instead of the basic bulb.

    Iv seen this on new BM'S And Mercs etc,

    Has anyone done this or seen this on an astra g. Iv checked on Ebay and they're about 8 quid for 1 bulb.

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    Yep there are some members that have fitted Led's for their number plate lighting, it looks better but I don't think the bulbs illuminate the whole number plate, so you might get a tugg, but as number plates are reflective anyway it might not be illegal.

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    ah cheers for that mate, il look into it a bit more!

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    ive put an led bulb in mine, no prors, just need to swap the wires around in the connector thats fitted to the bulb holder, something to do with the polarity.....
    im happy with mine
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    got a link?

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    yeah there not cheap but they look ace, i got 2 for a tenner ages ago
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    Yeah i wasn't sure if it looked good as the bm's etc have 2x bulbs under the tailgate handle but the astra only has 1 and it points upwards!

    Il decide soon lol,

    Cheers guys

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    i have one and also had to change the wires around, they look pretty good but as said before they do not light up the whole of the number plate.

    I was only £2.99 inc postage from flebay........... can't complain
    NOW SOLD! Astra G 1.6 16V, 10000k HID kit, GSI Spoiler, Tinted windows, Coilovers,
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    Was considering this for the MK5, they have 2, and both are facing downwards onto the plate so hopefully it shouldn't be an issue.

    Something else to add to my list of little mods
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgodden1989 View Post
    Was considering this for the MK5, they have 2, and both are facing downwards onto the plate so hopefully it shouldn't be an issue.

    Something else to add to my list of little mods
    may need a load resistor jobbie for these(leds) so they dont trigger a fault in the mk5 saying check tail light.....
    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
    maybe I can....clicky ......now sold !

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