'06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED


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'06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby tyroneh » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:38 pm



All,
Decided to make some mods to my new to me '06 Wing. First mod...install some rear brake and license plate LED's bulbs. Getting to the license plate blub was easy, removing the old bulb...not so much. Somehow during the license plate bulb removal I managed to push the blub plug inside the truck housing.

In the photo below you can see the gray blub plug is now behind the light housing. :-( I tried using needle nose pliers to no avail. see picture below.


Question...
How do I access the license plate bulb housing to realign the bulbs plug?

thanks
tyrone
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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby Big Blue UK » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:54 pm

I personally would plug a SMD panel adapter into it and stick a SMD panel in its place, far superior.

If at first you don't succeed, hide the evidence.

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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby jinx » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:04 am

Used the SMD a few years ago and it worked great. Just a couple of weeks ago I replaced it with this

T10 COB blub 6W High Power Canbus LED Light

Both work great and will probably last the life of the bike.

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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby tyroneh » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:58 pm

Hey guys,

thanks for the replies. In the attached photo...the grayish plug is where you would plug your bulb into. Unfortunately the grayish plug has fallen behind the opening in the black plastic housing. Because of this, the grayish plug now moves around freely behind the black plastic housing and i'm unable plug in my bulb.

I'm trying to figure out how to get behind the black plastic housing and move the grayish plug in front the black plastic opening and plug in my new LED bulb.

in the attached photo...the red arrow points to the gray bulb plug. The plug has fallen into the black plastic license plate housing opening.

any clues?
thanks
tyrone
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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby jinx » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:49 pm

Take the trunk trim off. There are screws on the inside of the trunk that holds them on. Next undo the screws that hold the lower outer trunk. That should allow you to remove the lower plastic that houses the light bulb.

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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby tyroneh » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:29 am

Hey jinx,

Thanks for the response.

jinx wrote:Next undo the screws that hold the lower outer trunk.

Where can i find the screws for that hold the lower outer trunk? Can you post a quick picture.

thanks again.
Tyrone

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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby tyroneh » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:42 pm

Jinx...all.

ISSUE RESOLVED!!! My service manual finally arrived and I was able to quickly identify how to access the license plate bulb housing. Jinx...you were right on target with how to access the housing!!

Thanks again.
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Issue resolved!!!
with new LED bulb.  Very bright!!!
with new LED bulb. Very bright!!!

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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby jinx » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:17 am

Glad you got it fixed. How is that bulb look ?

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Re: '06 Wing, Replace License Plate bulb with LED

Postby tyroneh » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:52 am

Hey jinx,
jinx wrote:Glad you got it fixed. How is that bulb look ?

I'm quite pleased with my new LED bulbs. I replaced all of the rear brake and license plate bulbs with LED's purchased from SoCalMotoGear.com.

YES....they are very bright!

I'll probably order the front & rear Turn Signal LEDS and LED Flasher module now that i have the service manual. I've seen a few YouTube videos on installing the LED flasher module. But the service manual should really help.

Hmmm...I may add some LED's to my '00 ST1100. ;-)

Tyrone




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