DIY DIY LED LICENSE PLATE AND REVERSE LIGHTS- 2013 civic si sedan

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  1. RedRocket_Si13

    RedRocket_Si13 Active Member

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    MOD DIFFICULTY 1/10

    LED LICENSE AND REVERSE LIGHTS

    What I used:
    Flat head (for the trunk carpet clips)
    Philips screw driver (for middle screw on trunk carpet)
    (4) zone tech 8smd T-10 168,194,2825 w5w white(comes in a pack of 8 so I used the rest for the map & done light
    Lastly your hands

    First you have to un clip these clips 2 on each side
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    then the Phillis screw in the middle

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    then you want to move that carpet out your way and unclip these wire clips on both side

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    TADA!!
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    then you have the bulb housing you want to pinch both sides like so

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    take out the old bulb and replace with led bulb

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    then just clip everything back on the same way

    While you have that carpet down might as well do you reverse light which are just as easy
    Unclip the wire

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    and turn the bulb housing clockwise towards yourself and pull down like so

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    then take off your old bulb insert the lED, insert the housing back in the hole and turn counter clock wise and insert cable again then just do the other side the same way
     
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  2. Dar-Dar

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  3. RedRocket_Si13

    RedRocket_Si13 Active Member

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    thanks figured I would make one and contribute to the site as many of you guys have helped me out as well in the past
     
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    will take pics at night to show the end job
     
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    thanks for the diy :thumb:
     
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  6. RedRocket_Si13

    RedRocket_Si13 Active Member

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    Ok here's the pics at night

    License plate LED's solo image.jpg license plate and reverse LED's image.jpg map light view #1 image.jpg view #2 image.jpg and dome light with me in it lol image.jpg
     
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    reverse lights really look great
     
  8. tmkpres

    tmkpres Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I'm lost, you need 4 t10 bulbs and the 168,194,2825 w5w bulbs ?
     
  9. RedRocket_Si13

    RedRocket_Si13 Active Member

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    No just the t10 bulbs the other numbers are car part numbers
     
  10. tmkpres

    tmkpres Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see, so the aftermarket t10 number replaces all the oem numbers
     
  11. RedRocket_Si13

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    Yup
     
  12. Nikhil S

    Nikhil S Well-Known Member

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    great writeup! I tried to switch out my license and reverse lights to LEDs today. THe reverse lights were easy, but I couldn't get the bulbs out of the holder for the license lights (any tips on this, I tried a rubber band too but I can't get the bulb out!) so I only ended up switching the reverse lights right now. Turns out, though, that they don't even turn on lol. Will try to switch them out with two different LEDs tomorrow, but if that doesn't work the originals are going to go back in. Which LEDs did you order? Could you share a link? Thanks!!
     
  13. Pauly99to17

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    Yes, also would like to know reverse lightbulb options. Are these the brightest LEDs out there?
     
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  14. Dar-Dar

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  15. RedRocket_Si13

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    Just copy paste this >>>> zone tech 8smd T-10 168,194,2825 w5w white into Amazon and they will come up
     
  16. Nikhil S

    Nikhil S Well-Known Member

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    Lights were in backwards! (weird, right??). Anyways, got all the lights + map/dome lights replace. Looks great (and my parents agree hahahah)! Just had to tug/wiggle the license lights a little more and they eventually popped off the socket. Will post pics when I get a chance ;)

    Also - the phillips head plug for the trunk didn't unscrew itself off at all so i just took out all the other plugs and gave it a nice tug and pushed down on it from the other side and it just popped out.

    Thanks again @RedRocket_Si13! Next step: brighter LEDs for my reverse lights are probably a good idea :p
     
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  17. bobshur

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    Question... Are the led reverse lights brighter than stock? I know the look better but I got to see at night in reverse.
     
  18. RedRocket_Si13

    RedRocket_Si13 Active Member

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    He's most definitely
     
  19. Nikhil S

    Nikhil S Well-Known Member

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    Depends on how cheap the ones you buy are lol
     
  20. Daniel Bivona

    Daniel Bivona Well-Known Member

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    Can you purchase the LED bulbs for the license plate at an actual store instead of online?
     

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