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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Subaru Impreza $76 $6.46 $70.00 32% $113.96
2014 Chrysler 300 $76 $6.46 $70.00 32% $113.96
2007 Ford Escape $76 $6.46 $70.00 32% $113.96
2005 Lexus LX470 $76 $6.46 $70.00 32% $113.96
2006 BMW X3 $74 $4.14 $70.00 33% $111.64
2013 Porsche Cayenne $76 $6.46 $70.00 32% $113.96
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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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YourMechanic License Plate Light Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Brad

25 years of experience
6 reviews
Brad
25 years of experience
Brad did a great job on my car and communicated with me very well on getting the correct parts. I would love to use his services again in the future!
2006 MAZDA 3 - LICENSE PLATE LIGHT - CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA

Kenneth

17 years of experience
335 reviews
Kenneth
17 years of experience
Kenneth is come through again for me on my Lexus RX330. I have 200k miles on it and Kenneth keeps my vehicle running strong.
2005 LEXUS RX330 - LICENSE PLATE LIGHT - HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Eduardo

19 years of experience
46 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
This is my first experience with yourmechanic and I am very pleasantly surprised and will definitely use this service again. I checked the price on the parts and my cost were lower than if I bought the parts myself. Eduardo was very professional and friendly.
2013 NISSAN ALTIMA - LICENSE PLATE LIGHT - RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Travis

9 years of experience
115 reviews
Travis
9 years of experience
this was my first experience using this service and Travis was great. the appointment before mine ran long so he called and let me know. He got the work done very quickly, he caught that my car needed oil so he let me know and even added a quart for me so my car was safe to drive. Will definately use him again.
2007 TOYOTA YARIS - LICENSE PLATE LIGHT - DALLAS, TEXAS

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