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License plate lights??

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra' started by PlagueOfBadgers, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. PlagueOfBadgers

    PlagueOfBadgersMember

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    I pretty sure I have figured out the issue but would like to see what you all think. This is on a 77 Chevy Silverado C10. The light sockets are metal and "snap" into the bumper holes.
    Here's the type of lights I'm talking about, mine are just rusted everywhere.
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    So the lights are not coming on, got new bulbs, nothing, then got the meter out. I have power all the way to the ends only if I ground the meter to the bumper or other metals. When I try and ground the meter to the bulb housing, nothing. The bulb housings were covered in rust, sanded, cleaned them. Now I get a small reading with the meter but not enough for the lights to come on.
    I don't think there getting a good ground anymore, time for some new bulb housings?
     
  2. LocuMob

    LocuMobFluid Technician

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    Yeah, they are cheap enough to replace.

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      I agree with Locu, replace them. You could spend the time to sand blast them, but when they are cheap why bother.
       
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      • PlagueOfBadgers

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        Two new lights. I'm just glad it's was simple.
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          LocuMobFluid Technician

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          That's why I love these old trucks!
           
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            Those are still available?
             
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            LMC lists them in their website.
             
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            Ok
             
          • PlagueOfBadgers

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            I pick them up at my local O'Reilly's, had them in stock, 5 and change each.
             
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