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 Post subject: Has anyone relocated rear license plate to the bumper?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:03 pm 
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Hey all. I'm revisiting my rear cargo arrangement (again), and I'm finding it inconvenient that any solution I come up with is gated by having the rear plate on the passenger-side lower-door.

Has anyone relocated the plate elsewhere? I'd be fine with moving it to the cargo box driver's door, except that I'd have to also relocate the light for it, and I don't see a clean way to bring the wiring for that through the skin of that door without risking water intrusion, etc.

The bumper seems like a good candidate, in that I should be able to either tap into the tow-light harness, or reroute the existing plate-light circuit from where it goes from the jack storage area (since the grommet for the tow harness is also in that area).

Anyone tried anything like this?

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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone relocated rear license plate to the bumper?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:57 am 
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Hi,

License plates are very reflective nowadays. I bet you could drive for months if not years without a license plate light.
A fix it ticket could be issued if you got stopped.

If you do the bumper mount, you could also protect the license plate from small impacts by getting the $39.00 heavy rubber license plate holder from auto zone. I put one on my front license plate.


Another idea with the wide assortment of low current LED's is to run a battery powered light. Maybe one with a small solar charger and a dusk to dawn photo electric sensor.

AP


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone relocated rear license plate to the bumper?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:07 am 
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AP I've seen a couple of those setup of bumper and license plate before. Pretty good way to avoid any penalty compare to just putting some light on original plate location.


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone relocated rear license plate to the bumper?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:00 am 
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I cut a hole in my bumper and added a license plate box with two led lights then welded in the back door area where the original plate box was. I do not know how to add pics to this site other wise I would do so. Mark


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