XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992

Series 1 lic. plate bulbs

Old 06-06-2016, 11:30 PM
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Default Series 1 lic. plate bulbs

I need the bulb # for license plate. It's for the older style that have it built into the bumper. I know the size of the base, and manual says 6 watts - after that I'm lost !
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There are two bulbs in there, mine are 12V/3W. The base is 9mm diameter and the bulb is 12mm diameter. You should be able to find them at any auto parts shop.

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Yes ! That's the one - Once again, thank you, thank you !!
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Get LED equivalents. They don't bake the lens.
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Get LED equivalents. They don't bake the lens.
If you do get LED replacements for those bulbs be sure you get units with side emitters rather than only straight on. Otherwise your OEM 6w incandescent will be functionally brighter.
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Good advice from the mistress of LED's!!

Did another of her suggestions. Exercised the panel light rheostat.
Yup, seemed brighter in the garage with shop lights off. Don't think my Optilite is working. Hmm, back n the console. Well, mebbe, but not for a while. Other tasks at hand.

Fooled with trick many headed screw driver. Two AAA's once powered teeny work lights. Bum, one of it's LED's pig tails busted off. Back to work sans extra light. Fixed big floor fan, though!!

One of my exterior extensions keeps burning off the female end!!
6 bucks plus at ACE. Male ends less??? Gals are expensive but, as the female clerk opined, "we are worth it"!!!


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