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Replace incandescent rear license plate lights with LEDs

Anyone tried this?

http://teslatap.com/modifications/license-plate-light-replacement-with-l...

Seems like it might be a good idea. The LEDs are brighter, last longer, and use less power. Not sure why Tesla wouldn't have used LEDs to begin with. Seems like a rather non-invasive upgrade. Anyone see any downside?

Mine are fine after 8 months. Seems strange that they would not be included on a car with LED's everywhere else. Best dirt cheap upgrade so far...

@July10Models

The car already has several hundred LED’s already, four more should not make any difference.

My eBay LED replacements still good at 5 months. Dave, BTW, I assume that TM buys the license plate lamp assemblies as is from an OEM (?Mercedes) supplier pre-lamped with incandescent lamps. Obviously no urgency for them to reengineer/refit these with LEDs, even though there is an esthetic issue.

Are LEDs legal for license plates in all states? I know a few have very strict guidelines for the color temperature of the license plate lights. I wonder if this stems from that. Otherwise, the already shared parts hypothesis seems like the most likely scenario.

seegem;
Voltage? Water leaks? Installation errors?

Brian H: it does seem to suggest over voltage. In fact the resistors on the led modules seemed blacked on some. Ill do a voltage check this weekend and report back. No evidence of water leaks. I'm pretty sure my installation was decent :)

One of my two eBay LED replacements failed after a month. Replaced with one I bought on Amazon.com. All good for last 4 months.

TeslaTap's link to the eBay search is broken and when I try searching "1W LED," it's a mess. Does anyone have a better eBay link?

My tesla isn't here yet, and I'm already shopping accessories! Yeah, I guess I'm one of the obsessed fans.
I picked up
"Super Bright White LED License Plate Lights 1.5" Festoon 6418 C5W 1 WATT" from ebay. $5.99 with free shipping.

Should get these the same day as my car, I hope.

I just upgraded my lights and it looks much better. Very easy to do and highly recommended.

@stevenmaifert - thanks for the note. I've removed eBay (which is always difficult to reference long term) and replaced it with a link to the LED on Amazon.

Note there are plenty of other good sources both in Amazon and eBay, and the prices with shipping are often similar.


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