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Old 11 Aug 2010, 10:06 am
Joe J
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Default Accord rear license plate bulb holder?

Walked out to the car today and the light bulb bracket for the rear plate is
hanging down over the plate. The rear area is all plastic but the bracket
is metal and seems to have rusted through.
1998 Accord Coupe.
I checked the state DOT site and see the light is mandatory. I've Goggled
but can't seem to find the bracket. Does anyone sell it, or could I just
rig something to fit into that space to hold the bulb assembly?

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Old 11 Aug 2010, 04:35 pm
Brian Smith
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Default Re: Accord rear license plate bulb holder?

On 8/11/2010 11:06 AM, Joe J wrote:
> Walked out to the car today and the light bulb bracket for the rear
> plate is hanging down over the plate. The rear area is all plastic but
> the bracket is metal and seems to have rusted through.
> 1998 Accord Coupe.
> I checked the state DOT site and see the light is mandatory. I've
> Goggled but can't seem to find the bracket. Does anyone sell it, or
> could I just rig something to fit into that space to hold the bulb
> assembly?


Have you tried your local dealership?
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 06:03 pm
Tegger
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Default Re: Accord rear license plate bulb holder?

"Joe J" <joejak@prodigy.net> wrote in
news:i3ue9e$pi7$1@news.eternal-september.org:

> Walked out to the car today and the light bulb bracket for the rear
> plate is hanging down over the plate. The rear area is all plastic
> but the bracket is metal and seems to have rusted through.
> 1998 Accord Coupe.
> I checked the state DOT site and see the light is mandatory.




Normally, laws only say that the rear plate must be illuminated and
unobscured at night. Laws usually do not specify how that light ought to be
supplied, or where the source needs to be located.



> I've
> Goggled but can't seem to find the bracket. Does anyone sell it, or
> could I just rig something to fit into that space to hold the bulb
> assembly?
>



Dealer-only for the proper part.

Not sure how yours is constructed, but you may have a bit of a
less-than-fun time drilling-out rusted screws, etc.

If cheap-and-easy is your goal, you may be better-off rigging something
with nylon ties and a generic socket from AutoZone.

--
Tegger
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 04:01 pm
M.A. Stewart
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Default Re: Accord rear license plate bulb holder?

Tegger (invalid@example.com) writes:

> "Joe J" <joejak@prodigy.net> wrote in
> news:i3ue9e$pi7$1@news.eternal-september.org:
>


>> Walked out to the car today and the light bulb bracket for the rear
>> plate is hanging down over the plate. The rear area is all plastic
>> but the bracket is metal and seems to have rusted through.
>> 1998 Accord Coupe.
>> I checked the state DOT site and see the light is mandatory.

>
>
>


> Normally, laws only say that the rear plate must be illuminated and
> unobscured at night. Laws usually do not specify how that light ought to be
> supplied, or where the source needs to be located.
>
>
>


>> I've
>> Goggled but can't seem to find the bracket. Does anyone sell it, or
>> could I just rig something to fit into that space to hold the bulb
>> assembly?
>>

>
>


> Dealer-only for the proper part.
>
> Not sure how yours is constructed, but you may have a bit of a
> less-than-fun time drilling-out rusted screws, etc.
>
> If cheap-and-easy is your goal, you may be better-off rigging something
> with nylon ties and a generic socket from AutoZone.
>
> --
> Tegger




<off topic... sort of>

Back in the '90's I fabricated and installed a "Rear Plate Light
Enhancement Accoutrement" on a 3Gee Accord 5 Door. It almost looked
factory. It was fabricated from galvanized sheet metal carefully measured
and bent. Inside it had high quality chrome tape (to reflect the the stray
light). On the outside it had high quality vinyl tape (used by pro sign
makers), which I worked and burnished to look like the factory satin-black
plastic panel. Upside was it reflected the stray plate light back onto the
plate. Downside was that it just cut off the last and first plate number
for the 'Photo Speed Radar' (Prov. of Ont.) camera (the camera took photos
at a 35 degree angle or something, and at a distance of 50 ft. or
something). Such a shame. Maybe I could have spent more time and worked on
the angles better!

Many flashbulbs went off in the rear view mirrors... but no tickets came
in the mail!


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Old 13 Aug 2010, 04:12 pm
M.A. Stewart
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Default Re: Accord rear license plate bulb holder?

Tegger (invalid@example.com) writes:
> "Joe J" <joejak@prodigy.net> wrote in
> news:i3ue9e$pi7$1@news.eternal-september.org:


>
>> Walked out to the car today and the light bulb bracket for the rear
>> plate is hanging down over the plate. The rear area is all plastic
>> but the bracket is metal and seems to have rusted through.
>> 1998 Accord Coupe.
>> I checked the state DOT site and see the light is mandatory.


>
>
>
> Normally, laws only say that the rear plate must be illuminated and
> unobscured at night. Laws usually do not specify how that light ought to be
> supplied, or where the source needs to be located.


>
>
>
>> I've
>> Goggled but can't seem to find the bracket. Does anyone sell it, or
>> could I just rig something to fit into that space to hold the bulb
>> assembly?
>>


>
>
> Dealer-only for the proper part.
>
> Not sure how yours is constructed, but you may have a bit of a
> less-than-fun time drilling-out rusted screws, etc.
>
> If cheap-and-easy is your goal, you may be better-off rigging something
> with nylon ties and a generic socket from AutoZone.
>
> --
> Tegger




<off topic... sort of>

Back in the '90's I fabricated and installed a "Rear Plate Light
Enhancement Accoutrement" on a 3Gee Accord 3 Door. It almost looked
factory. It was fabricated from galvanized sheet metal carefully measured
and bent. Inside it had high quality chrome tape (to reflect the the stray
light). On the outside it had high quality vinyl tape (used by pro sign
makers), which I worked and burnished to look like the factory satin-black
plastic panel. Upside was it reflected the stray plate light back onto the
plate. Downside was that it just cut off the last and first plate number
for the 'Photo Speed Radar' (Prov. of Ont.) camera (the camera took photos
at a 35 degree angle or something, and at a distance of 50 ft. or
something). Such a shame. Maybe I could have spent more time and worked
on the angles better!

Many flashbulbs went off in the rear view mirrors... but no tickets came
in the mail!


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