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How much does License Plate Light Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

License Plate Light Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Jeep Compass$105$9.95$94.9910%$117.45
2016 Ford Transit-350 HD$105$9.95$94.9910%$117.45
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata$105$9.95$94.9910%$117.45
2006 Cadillac CTS$105$9.95$94.9910%$117.45
2016 Lexus ES300h$96$1.49$94.9911%$108.99
2006 BMW M3$105$10.28$94.9910%$117.78

License Plate Light Replacement Service

What is the License Plate Light all about?

These are the light bulbs that illuminate your car’s front and rear license plates. Some cars have one per plate; others have two.

Traditionally, they have been incandescent; i.e., lit by heating the filament. These bulbs are inexpensive and provide good clean light. However, they die quickly and are highly inefficient, losing up to 90 percent of their power as heat.

Some studies suggest that LEDs, or light emitting diodes, provide drivers with safer night time illumination. An LED is a form of transistor that emits light when current is applied. LEDs are very insensitive to vibrations, have a long life, light up much quicker than incandescent bulbs, are extremely compact, run cool, and provide more light per supplied watt than incandescent light bulbs. Plus, they are high efficient. However, LEDs are more expensive.

Keep in mind:

  • Bulbs must be white -- other colors are not legal.
  • Bulbs must illuminate the plate so that it can be read from 50 feet away.
  • Bulbs must be wired to come on when the headlights or parking lights are on.

How it's done:

  • The license plate light cover is removed
  • The license plate light bulb is removed from the socket and checked for replacement
  • The new bulb is installed into the socket
  • The light cover is reinstalled
  • The license light is checked for proper operation

Our recommendation:

  • According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, LEDs use less than half the wattage compared to their incandescent counterparts.
  • It's hard to notice if your license plate lights are burnt out until a police officer pulls you over and gives you a summons to fix it, so periodically check them yourself after sundown.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the License Plate Light?

  • License plate light bulb does not illuminate

How important is this service?

License plate lights are essential. Most states have a law requiring that every vehicle must be equipped with a rear lighting system, including rear lamps, rear reflectors, stop lamps, and license plate lights.


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Jim

33 years of experience
187 reviews
Jim
33 years of experience
Toyota Corolla L4-1.8L - License Plate Light - Dublin, California
Jim was great with the car. He quickly identified the issue and proposed the solution. He showed great expertise in providing valuable feedback to some of my questions as well. I would recommend Jim any day for auto services.

Darnell

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Darnell
19 years of experience
Volkswagen GTI L4-2.0L Turbo - License Plate Light - Los Angeles, California
Darnell did fantastic work on my VW GTI and treated it like it was his own car. Highest recommendation!

Riley

41 years of experience
18 reviews
Riley
41 years of experience
Subaru Forester H4-2.5L - License Plate Light - Washington, District of Columbia
He was very kind and professional - quickly diagnosed the problems with our car and repaired them. I would highly recommend Riley for your car repair needs.

Ramon

20 years of experience
166 reviews
Ramon
20 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala V6-3.8L - License Plate Light - Tucson, Arizona
Ramon is very professional and personable. He took the time to explain how the window regulator works and why mine needed to be replaced. Found and repaired a couple of other issues I had with my car as well. Thanks to Ramon my first experience with "Your Mechanic" was a good one and I will definitely use your business again.

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