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Old 02-21-2015, 11:35 PM   #1
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License Plate LEDs Going Out

Has anyone had a problem with license plate LEDs frequently burning out? I went through several Auto Zone LED bulbs in a month and also had a cheaper set from eBay start flickering on me.

My stock bulbs work fine and have never burned out on me. However, I just hate that dull yellow look.

Against the wife's wishes, I just ordered a pair of Raxiom bulbs from American Muscle today. I'm hoping they will be higher quality and last longer. Or, if they don't, at least they have some kind of warranty on them.


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Old 02-21-2015, 11:39 PM   #2
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I would say you will have better experience with AMs lights. I wouldnt go to Autozone for styling my car imo.

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Old 02-21-2015, 11:46 PM   #3
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And on ebay you gotta be careful. Alot of B rated brands and knock offs.

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I had 2 LEDs inside and outside on my old Mustang with 0 problems from eBay. Now on my new Mustang, first thing I did was order 4 more on eBay and have had them in there for 6 months now with no problems. Everyone puts down eBay but I honestly love it, sometimes they do have cheaply made stuff but I have saved so much from that site. Saved $24 buying them on eBay rather than AM way over prices ones.
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I've been through two raxiom kits within six month always the same side that goes out.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:26 AM   #6
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Not shutting out ebay, but if you are not careful, sometimes you can pick up bad items. Most people don't check feedback, reviews, brand, etc. Some people just go for pricing.

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Also keep in mind Raxiom products all have a 2 year warranty. Ebay bulbs, while cheap, do not.

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You can also buy 50 eBay bulbs for the price of 2 raxioms. Just check feedback, location, and total price.


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LEDS should have a life span of around 20 years regardless of where you buy them so if they are going out in less than 1 year something is up with probably the hardware rather than the bulb if you have tried more than 1. Maybe 1 bad bulb out of thousands made.


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Old 02-22-2015, 05:25 AM   #10
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It could be the way you're securing the actual light housing back inside the bumper. When you place it back inside, if it's not in correctly the bulb will go out.
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did you read the raxiom reviews on am? a lot of people have the issue with theirs too. I was going to get them but decided against it once I saw the negatives.

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I have the AM raxiom interior and license plate led's and have had no issues with either of them.
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I've had the AM raxiom ones on my car for about a year now and have had zero problems. I also have the dome light ones just as long and zero problems.


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Thanks for all the input! Hopefully the AM bulbs will last longer. I'm assuming they're cheaply made in china, too, but the warranty will be nice. The stupid autozone ones were Sylvania, but $12 each and just keep burning out.


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Just tie two flashlights in and wire a kill switch to the front of the car.

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Lol yeah I agree with Kevin


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License Plate LEDs Going Out

I suspect they are going out because of heat issues. I purchased these which basically have the entire housing made into a heat sink and they are bright white! Also got one for my trunk. All said and done I came out cheaper for all three than one pair from the other guys.

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Those are the exact ones I bought on eBay for a couple dollars and had no problems with at all.
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I have LEDs that I buy from a local guy. I'm not sure where he gets them but they aren't the most expensive but they are very bright. Also, I have some dome light bulbs I bought from him around 3 years ago...they have been in 2 other cars and now in my Mustang, they are still burning bright.
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I have led on the trunk, license, and dome. Bought them from ebay and no issues at the moment. One of the dome lights flicker, but it might a defective one. So I'll change it when ever I get a chance.


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Has anyone had a problem with license plate LEDs frequently burning out? I went through several Auto Zone LED bulbs in a month and also had a cheaper set from eBay start flickering on me.

My stock bulbs work fine and have never burned out on me. However, I just hate that dull yellow look.

Against the wife's wishes, I just ordered a pair of Raxiom bulbs from American Muscle today. I'm hoping they will be higher quality and last longer. Or, if they don't, at least they have some kind of warranty on them.
Hey aleXXXps (Great name by the way )

I think a lot of good info has been said in here and I've been through my fair share of "non/off-brand" bulbs and they're definitely a little questionable. I've seen everything from map light burns to mild smoke coming out and I refuse to get them! You know the type, where the package isn't even fully sealed and the edges are just coming apart?

We're more than happy to work around your wife as well - Feel free to use a different email address when you're having an order placed and feel free to utilize using us to have them shipped to another address if you'd like I do this all the time! It's either this or I keep turning the heat down at my place, there's gotta be a happy medium!

In all seriousness I think you made a great choice using the Raxiom Plate Lights - For such an inexpensive mod they really turn heads and it's something that a lot of people think not to do!

Not that you need any more reassurance but check out these reviews below along with our Review Video of the Map Light Conversion kit as you may want to take a look into them now! (Shoot me a PM if you don't have our discount code too!) and a couple customer submitted pictures and let me know if you're to have any other questions!






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Kevin! I think you're definitely onto something with that comment!

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I've been through two raxiom kits within six month always the same side that goes out.
Hey Andrew - Sorry to hear about this! That's definitely on the odd side! If you're still seeing issues persisting please do not hesitate to let me know and I'm here to work with you to get them replaced!

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Also keep in mind Raxiom products all have a 2 year warranty.
Thanks JoeyM91! I'm not sure how I failed to mention this! We work with Raxiom on an hourly basis and handle their warranty claims. If anything is to go wrong with your Raxiom parts I need to hear about it!

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I have the AM raxiom interior and license plate led's and have had no issues with either of them.
Hey dj2014 - Thanks for taking the time to post this up! I'm really happy to hear that you're enjoying your LED's as much as I do!

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I've had the AM raxiom ones on my car for about a year now and have had zero problems. I also have the dome light ones just as long and zero problems.

rringler - Awesome! I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying yours as well. It's crazy to think about just how such an inexpensive mod like LED Bulbs can change the look and feel of your Mustang!

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Just tie two flashlights in and wire a kill switch to the front of the car.
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Lol yeah I agree with Kevin
Guys we should go into business - I'm all about this! Let's get this moving! Here's what my next light setup is going to look like!



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AMAlex: I still don't think there are enough lights on the front of that Mustang. lol!


Yea let's get a patent rolling ASAP as this is a breakthrough in the latest technology.
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AMAlex: I still don't think there are enough lights on the front of that Mustang. lol!


Yea let's get a patent rolling ASAP as this is a breakthrough in the latest technology.

So many great ideas out there. This is just one of many! lol


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I'm glad I bought my new LEDs from AM. Plus, you can't go wrong getting advice from a guy named Alex.

I'll keep everyone posted about them soon as they should arrive tomorrow or Wednesday!


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Old 02-26-2015, 06:58 PM   #25
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My LEDs arrived today and I installed them in the snowy weather. Here's a photo.

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Also, while I was changing them, I cleaned out my license plate light covers. They were almost like rusty looking. Here's a photo after a bit of cleaning, but you can still see some residue. Is that normal for that to happen? The same thing happened on my Ford Focus (which used the same exact covers).

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