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Old 09-20-2010, 01:09 AM
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So i removed my bumper the other day and being the idiot that i am i didnt take a close look at the light set up and i managed to rip one of the license plate lights out with the bulb...i got smart on the next one and unscrewed it only to find that i was missing the bulb...i switched the bulb with the one on the left, since i broke the harness deal, but it would not light up apparently that is a big deal to have them lit so what is the solution to this problem? New bulbs? New wiring harness?

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In most states it is required to have them. The fix would be finding out what is wrong with the one that was missing the bulb and the fix for the other one would be rewiring it.
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^^^ i'm not even sure where to begin...i guess i pick up bulbs for the kit but how do i rewire?
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^^^ i'm not even sure where to begin...i guess i pick up bulbs for the kit but how do i rewire?
Your lack of confidence with this concerns me. The wiring systems on all new vehicles are not as simple as they used to be. Everything is controlled / switched through system controllers, which can get very upset if you accidentally hook up the wiring incorrectly, which can lead to the replace of a module that cost hundreds of dollars.

If you are not electrically savvy with vehicle wiring, I would highly recommend you take the truck to someone who is.....like the dealership. It may seem expensive to have them repair the problem, but one wrong move by you in the wiring could end up costing much more.
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^^^ i mean i'm not electrician but i've done some electrical before...to i just look for the housing for the bulb and cut it off get new housing and re-connect the wires? I'm afraid that they housing which holds the bulb isnt working...cause the bulbs werent working with the truck on...on either side...
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It should be that simple IF the problem is in the housing.

But like I said in my earlier post, I am concerned with your lack of confidence on this, and my concern stems from your question(s), so if you attempt to do this repair make sure you have the battery disconnected before attempting any wiring repair, and do not reconnect it until the repair is done. It is very tempting to connected it back up part way through the repair to 'test'.....or worse yet, leave the battery connected because 'the lights are turned off'. Both of these scenarios are a recipe for failure....and a costly one at that.

The last thing i would want to find out is that you blew up a $800 power switching module because someone on this forum suggested it was an easy DIY fix. These trucks HAVE a lot of electronics in them, and it take very little to make things very bad. Please take your time and be extra careful.

If you have a friend that is electronically inclined, it would hurt to have him look it over and if nothing else, be a second opinion.

Good luck with your repair.
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1. Are there wires seperated from the harness where the bulb is out?

2. If that's the case, then solder or reconnect the wires together. Isn't that hard.
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Were you able to get these fixed? I know in GA, I got pulled with my old truck because I only had one side lit....no ticket, but still an inconvenience.

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