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Old 09-30-2023, 09:29 AM   #1
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2019 License Plate Light Fails - Replacement a mystery!

The light over my 2019 FB27 started failing about 6 months ago when half of it went out. I just assumed a bulb had failed. Then it recently went completely dark (all the other exterior light are fine).

I took it apart to find it's an LED set up. Worse yet it's not only a sealed unit but the two wires lead back into my rear hatchback...and I can't figure out how to access them. The good news is that those wires have a long lead to them, but the grommet they have to fit back through would make it tough to get any sort of connection through.

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Old 09-30-2023, 10:20 AM   #2
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Solder the wires and seal them with shrink wrap instead of using bulky connectors. Space your new connections so they enter the grommet one at a time.
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Old 09-30-2023, 10:39 AM   #3
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I carefully pulled out the grommet and inserted the connectors through the hole one at a time, then re-inserted the grommet. I used the crimp connectors that are made like shrink tubing with adhesive inside. After heating and shrinking the red 22-16 AWG connectors shrink down so they are pretty thin.

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