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Old 05-19-2008, 02:33 PM
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I did the same thing!! Do I have to go the dealer to buy new ones or can I order some online? Does anyone have a part number?
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:07 PM
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34102-SLN-A01 LENS Thanks!! $4.24 Each.
 
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:23 AM
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I changed mine to some crappy LEDs I had in my garage, will leave them until I order up some more omni directional ones. Was super simple to get to the bulbs as has been stated, push that cover the the right and it pops right out. Not sure why you guys are breaking them, didnt seem fragile to me at all. Maybe if you do it when its really cold that will have something to do with it.
 
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please help links dont work wanna change the bulb but moving the housing right and trying to pull it up doesnt work
 
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:20 PM
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I should have taken pics of the lens when I bought them, does anyone have any available to help out? They were easy to put in but I broke them them trying to get them out.
 
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k me and my friend did it figured out lifting the trunk hatch half way and doing it made it easier to pop out the housing. sorry no pics was trying to take time not to break clips. but use like med pressure to the left and like push up small kind should pop out. dont force it will break. and then you put it back in have to go left side in the right should pop in. i really wish i took pics sorry.
 
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:38 PM
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broke my shit barely touchin it, those things are so fragile. How much are those covers, gotta get a new one any time you touch it. The left one was perfect, right side exploded instantly. And after testing my LED's they are pretty dim. You guys using high flux or smt or what as for LED's, or you doin the 5 radial mount ones or what?
 
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by koolkevin1107 View Post
the bulb size is 194. I do NOT RECOMMEND getting glass bulbs that are painted because i had some lying around from my old car and installed them on my fit. A week later one was out and when i check the housings, the glass broke and the housings were melted!!! i had 2 order TWO new license plate housings and covers ($10 each side) so now i switched them to LED'S. Here is where i get all my led's:

www.autolumination.com Tail Light Brake Light Turn Signal LED Bulbs

this is the direct link to where u can find the 194 bulbs that i used.

194 168 W5W 2825 Map Led Parking Signal Marker Bulbs

Scroll down until u see where it says:
194 Signal/Marker Bulbs.
(Inverted Lenses Emit Light out the sides of the bulb)

U need an inverted bulb (that shoots light from the side rather then a traditional LED that focuses light out the tip of the nose) because the led doesn't face directly down at the license plate to illuminate it enough. The side emmiting led's work the best and are very bright.

Can you post pictures of this setup?
 
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:44 PM
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Got mine in!

Thanks alot for everyone's input. Following the advice I was able to change out my bulbs in less than 5 mins. I did notice 1 thing that would help those who are still having trouble (doubt it since the last post was in jan) is to push to the right and try to start lifting the left side of the housing. the clip that keeps it in place is only on the right side. so when pushed in it creates the gap needed to pull it out.
 
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:47 PM
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i was able to replace the bulbs with a led wedge style, it has 9 leds in each bulb.it looks great. i got them off of ebay. ill get back with the item #. i also broke one side of the cover, but honda replaced it under warranty
 

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Old 07-31-2009, 05:17 AM
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I did mine last evening. Trick is to keep your right thumb down low on the lens while pushing to the right. At same time use fingernail of left hand to pry under the left edge. They only move to the right maybe 1/4 inch.

Oh do try them before putting them back in. I did not and had to take them out again and fiddle with the bulb bases to make contact.
 
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Add me to the list of those who snapped a clip off the lens. I called and ordered a new one from the dealer... 5-7 days of masking tape holding the lens on. What fun!

I looked for cone LEDs around here, and I know I had some, but I only found directionals, so, they will do. A little dim, but adequate.
 
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I cracked the clips too...
 
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same here. i accidentally broke off one of the clips of one of the covers. anyone here who can direct me to where i can get a replacement for it and how much it costs?
thanks.
 
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got my question answered. called local dealership of honda here cost PHP 312 per cover, by order though.
 
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:56 AM
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Changed mine yesterday. Thanks!
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Black3sr View Post
I did mine last evening. Trick is to keep your right thumb down low on the lens while pushing to the right. At same time use fingernail of left hand to pry under the left edge. They only move to the right maybe 1/4 inch.

Oh do try them before putting them back in. I did not and had to take them out again and fiddle with the bulb bases to make contact.
Thanks! Your is the best explanation I've found for removing the license plate covers and changing the bulb.

My fingers are not very strong so I carefully used small flat head screw driver to help push and pry.

It's to tight a spot to get a good video but College Hills Honda has a utube video showing how to replace bulbs: Episode #211 - Honda LED Lighting Installation - YouTube. License plate bulb starts at 7:09 in the video..
 
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:16 PM
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I too am a victim of a broken bulb housing. They get pretty hot then cold then hot, etc. Theyre brittle, I used double sided 3m foam tape to hold it back in place. Ill be sure to use the back side next time.
 

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