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I'm wondering if anyone has tried to replace their rear license plate bulbs with whiter ones like those found on new Lexuses. Would any of the Lexus bulbs that are for sale be a direct match with the S60R? I think these bulbs would look great on a black R ...
 

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Re: Lexus License Plate Bulbs (RCar)

Its called LED bulbs, I did it in my R and 2.5T, but you have to custom fit the bulb socket on the left side, b.c the LED bulb acts like a SPOT bulb and shinned off the plate. So, I drilled out a hole and filed out wing tabs and locked the socket back in and plugged the other side. I would take pics to show you how it looks but my R is at the dealer currently.
 

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<A HREF="http://autolumination.com/festoon.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://autolumination.com/festoon.htm</A><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://superbrightleds.com/led_prods.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://superbrightleds.com/led_prods.htm</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://autolumination.com/festoon.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://autolumination.com/festoon.htm</A><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">, got them on my SR....love the looks when the lights are on...did it for my puddle lights too (04-06)
 

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My owner's manual says the bulb type is WW5 - any chance this is the same as one of the actual Lexus bulbs?
 

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Hey RCar,<p>I used the "FREE Philips Blue Vision W5W" from Powerbulbs.<p>They are NOT LED but are brighter white than OEM. I could see a difference side by side but they are not as white as what you see on lexus... but they are free with most purchases. So if you need to order other bulbs you can try the Philips W5W for free.<p><A HREF="http://www.powerbulbs.com/product_list.asp?cat1=37&cat2=77" TARGET="_blank">http://www.powerbulbs.com/prod...t2=77</A><p>LTA<br>
 

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If you order from SuperBrightLEDs.com its these bulbs:<p>WLED-xHP High Power LED bulb <br>12 VDC Wedge Base bulb (194/168 type)<br>With 1 High Power LED<br>Polarized bulb, Available in Pure White, Blue, Green, Red and Amber <br>$ 4.95 <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PureDrive07</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you order from SuperBrightLEDs.com its these bulbs:<p>WLED-xHP High Power LED bulb <br>12 VDC Wedge Base bulb (194/168 type)<br>With 1 High Power LED<br>Polarized bulb, Available in Pure White, Blue, Green, Red and Amber <br>$ 4.95 <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are you sure? I thought it was the festoon type?
 

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Again, just a FYI but those bulbs don't turn completely off, even when the car is off. There is still current flowing through them and their are lit very dim.
 

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Re: Lexus License Plate Bulbs (mike_c70)

I do believe that they are compact flourescents, not LED's...<p>I cannot find the proper name of the type of bulb at the moment <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Lexus License Plate Bulbs (AthruC)

QnsMostWanted and I have the same bulbs, I know because I bought them. Stock bulb type is W5W We have these and they are awesome:<br><A HREF="http://autolumination.com/194.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://autolumination.com/194.htm</A> (SMT Tower II)<p>Same bulb for both sides and the light output is pretty even. No modifications needed. They also fit in the puddle lights (for 04's only).<br>
 

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LIES LIES LIES!<p>they ARE LEDs W5W wedge bulb.<p>they do NOT stay on. least not the LEDs.<p>they are NOT Festoon bulbs<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DGBibo at 9:37 AM 7-8-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tiny</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Are you sure? I thought it was the festoon type?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Festoon type is for the interior.
 

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Re: Lexus License Plate Bulbs (mike_c70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Again, just a FYI but those bulbs don't turn completely off, even when the car is off. There is still current flowing through them and their are lit very dim.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is only for 05-09 models for interior bulbs while the car is running. When my car (07) is turned off the license plate bulbs are completely turned off.
 

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Re: Lexus License Plate Bulbs (RCar)

<IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/poweredby2zzge/IMG_8163.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>I have it on my S60R
 

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Re: Lexus License Plate Bulbs (PureDrive07)

So this is it...? 194 base, 9 LED SMT tower 11<p> <IMG SRC="http://superlumination.com/images/auto_bulbs/194_smt2_w_wm.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Lexus License Plate Bulbs (Tiny)

That's what I have in mine. The Lexus IS was my inspiration for doing it too, but with those bulbs it doesnt look as white as the Lexii's, it's more Blue-ish/Purple. <p>Also for the record, unlike what the other gentleman said, they do stay dimly lit. It's not just the interior lights that cause that draw.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MancUnited1 at 2:47 PM 7-8-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tiny</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So this is it...? 194 base, 9 LED SMT tower 11<p> <IMG SRC="http://superlumination.com/images/auto_bulbs/194_smt2_w_wm.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes
 
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