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Peterson License Plate Light w/ Steel Mounting Bracket - Incandescent - Gray Housing - Clear Lens

Peterson License Plate Light w/ Steel Mounting Bracket - Incandescent - Gray Housing - Clear Lens

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  • Incandescent Light
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8-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 2-1/4". Incandescent trailer light illuminates your trailer's license plate. Vibar socket absorbs road shock and vibration. Surface mounts to trailer with powder-coated steel bracket. 1-Wire design. (1) 168 bulb. Lowest Prices for the best trailer lights from Peterson. Peterson License Plate Light w/ Steel Mounting Bracket - Incandescent - Gray Housing - Clear Lens part number PM436B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Peterson Trailer Lights - PM436B

8-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 2-1/4". Incandescent trailer light illuminates your trailer's license plate. Vibar socket absorbs road shock and vibration. Surface mounts to trailer with powder-coated steel bracket. 1-Wire design. (1) 168 bulb.


Features:

  • Compact light illuminates your trailer's license plate
  • Vibar socket absorbs road shock and vibration to prolong bulb life
  • Incandescent bulb can be easily replaced
  • Durable ABS housing and polycarbonate lens
  • Clear lens over incandescent bulb
  • Compatible with 12V DC systems
  • Surface mount to trailer with powder-coated mounting bracket - hardware not included
  • Single wire design grounds through mounting hardware
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 8-7/8" long x 2-7/8" wide x 2-1/4" thick
  • Distance between mounting holes (center on center): 3-1/2"
  • Bulb type: 168
  • Power draw at 12V: 0.35 amps
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Peterson 436B License Plate Light with Mounting Bracket Dimensions

Surface-Mount Light

Surface-mount trailer lights install using a flange or bracket with mounting holes. These lights lay flat against the trailer surface and only require a small, often pre-existing hole, for wiring. Mounting hardware is used to secure the light to the trailer.



24X436B Peterson Trailer License Plate Light w/ Steel Mounting Bracket - Incandescent - Gray Housing - Clear Lens

Alternate Part Numbers: M436B and 436B






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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Peterson Trailer Lights - License Plate Lights - PM436B Review

Today we are looking at the Peterson license plate light with bracket, part number PM436B. This light comes with a steel backing plate for the license plate attachment. And the mounting holes to attach the bracket are 3-1/4 inches apart. It is a single wire design and grounds to the middle of the bracket. Let us go ahead and supply power to it so we can show you what it looks like lit up. We will supply our ground to our mounting bracket and our power to the wire. Now we will go ahead and turn the lights off so you can see what it looks like when it is dark. And there you have it for the Peterson license plate light with bracket, part number PM436B.


Customer Reviews

Peterson License Plate Light w/ Steel Mounting Bracket - Incandescent - Gray Housing - Clear Lens - PM436B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (102 Customer Reviews)

8-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 2-1/4". Incandescent trailer light illuminates your trailer's license plate. Vibar socket absorbs road shock and vibration. Surface mounts to trailer with powder-coated steel bracket. 1-Wire design. (1) 168 bulb.

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I have a 1923 Ford Bucket-T Roaster. When I bought it, it didn't have a rear license plate light. I was stopped and received a fix-it ticket. I looked around several auto parts stores to no avail. Then I went on line and found your product. It fit the bill, perfectly!!! And it was very easy to install. Now my "Ride" is all street legal. Thanks so much. Ed 130081



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The products I ordered are of the best quality and fit my application perfectly. As happy as I am about the parts, the Customer Service is what made my experience with etrailer so enjoyable. They worked with me to find me the right parts and were courteous and professional through the whole process. Thanks etrailer, you made a new lifetime customer. I will be singing your praises to everyone! 38442



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Searching for a license plate light, I found etrailer and liked that they had lots to choose from.The pictures and the video were great, I decided to buy the light with the license plate bracket. It was well made, easy to attach and included the bolts to attach the plate. The light was exactly what I wanted and fit perfect for my application. I would recommend this company to any one looking for these kind of products. 131347



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License plate light and frame are excellent. I would recommend you folks to anyone needing trailer/RV supplies. Thank you 650513



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Perfect... Fast service 641106



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I ordered the same one that came with the trailer so it fit like a glove. 640443



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Product looked great on our vintage camper trailer. 612051



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I'm putting it on to replace the similar assembly on a 1964 camper trailer. This unit is a little lighter weight than the original, but it should be good enough for a bunch more years. I would have liked a heavier, galvanized license plate holder part. The light assembly is fine. 577370



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Functional as it should. 571889



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Great product! Worked just as it should, easy to install, although the holes on my 1992 trailer were sliiiiightly different from the holes in this light. I just enlarged the hole a tiny bit with a drill and it fit tightly and I’ve had no problems! 570598



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Purchased this lighted license plate holder to replace the original on my 1994 car hauler which had become corroded and stopped working. New one fit perfect and restored the light function, so my trailer is legal once again! 561470



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great product. is exactly what i ask for. Great Job 538459



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Full after a year of having that trailer like the bulb burned out and the plastic on the bracket broke it's not really worth the money that you're asking for it I'm sorry but the product doesn't hold up to what it should hold up so if you buy one can buy it for 6 months and I live in Stuart Florida and the weather down here I guess is more extreme than any place else in the country so it is a product that it's good for 6 months only after 6 months can throw it in the garbage can 499780



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Could not find license plate holder locally. Google search led me to etrailer and with Sherry’s assistance was able to obtain the part I needed. Thank you for your help. 497662



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Fast and efficient buying and delivery process. I would order from etrailer.com again! 496748



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It was exactly what I needed, good quality at a good price. 490645



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Worked great 489907



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I would recommend this license plate li ght. 488790



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Very nice tag holder. Very bright. This is replacing a factory plastic one. Very happy with my purchase. 484359


Comments

Fine no problems

John - 03/13/2019

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Sweet 477453



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Everything is working great! Thanks. 472035



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exactly as expected and at the best pri ce 453978



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ordered a cargo trailer light was shipped to my house very fast very happy with my purchased this company is great will order from them again 453156


Comments

Still working great after a year

Joe - 11/18/2018

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Needed a license plate light with plate holder. This was the only one with a metal holder and that was exactly what I wanted since this will be below the deck on a tile bed sled trailer. Mounting holes are lower than I can use in my application. Nothing a simple bracket can't fix. 435494



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Replacing the plastic license plate mount and light that came on our trailer with this great metal one! Thanks for the fast shipping! 431882



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Haven't had the opportunity to use all the parts ordered(doing 2 trailers at one time)but so far I am very pleased not only with the quality of the parts but also the timely fashion in which I received them. Thank you and I will be ordering again. 417032



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This was a perfect fit replacement for the old light on my boat trailer. Installation was easy and works great. 412051



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Good quality part. Replaced the broken lighted license tag bracket on my Northstar Laredo truck camper. 403324



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Great price, simple easy installation, perfect for a custom made or utility trailer that does not have one. Just have to add a ground wire to ensure proper grounding if mounting to frame like those on folding trailers which don't always have good ground contact. 396786



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great products , fast shipping time , good company to buy from, thanks 386531



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Arrived quickly and works great. 382048



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A quality product at a good price with fast shipping. Solved the problem of my low hanging license plate which was originally installed on the factory mounting location. This product allowed me to move it higher off the ground and prevent the plate from being bent or ripped off. Also the illumination of the plate was brighter than the factory bulbs. 374620



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Very good product. Fast shipping and reasonable price. 369281



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Ordered item to replace the damaged one on my trailer. Great quality. 368778



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Top quality product with reasonable pricing. Like them. 368613



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I have purchased alot of parts from you lately and have been very satisfied everything has worked as it was intended to. Have more parts on the way. Will write another review soon. Also shipping has been very fast. Thanks PS will send pics as soon as my project is complete. 366165



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Product received on time and in perfect condition. Customer Service was wonderful; very helpful and I received the products I needed. Thank you for your help on the phone and I will definitely keep etrailer on my list of reliable dealers. Thank you again! 363866



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This product is what I was looking for, my truck. It was a fair price and shipping was reasonable. 343812



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This product is what I was looking for, my truck. It was a fair price and shipping was reasonable. 343811



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Good quality part. 341178



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Good product, delivered fast and is replacing a damaged unit on my trailer. works great. 337431



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Got part in a timely manner. No problems with order. 335040



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Item as described !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks .................... 332768



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Needed a new bracket for my trailer as the old one was under the frame and got knocked off and lost due to hitting high ground. Placed it on the back ramp so it would not get damaged close to the ground. Welded a cross piece and then bolted your bracket to it. Perfect for what I needed. Would recommend to anyone who needs a similar item. 325366



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Very slick and easy to install. Works with almost any trailer. We bought it to for semi truck and worked very well. Awesome products and fast shipping. Will shop again for sure! 323472



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quick shipment great product buy with confidence theses guys take good care of you. 320871



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I want to thank you and your employees for a job well done. I have already installed the part on my trailer and it's better than the original one . Your speedy service was excellent that it was delivered very fast. I want to thank you for keeping me informed, by Email,since the part left until it arrived 320691



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Good quality. 315596



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Fit well 311266



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Still working proprrly 310328


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  • License Plate Holder and Light for Use on Ramped Utility Trailer
  • You can add a license plate holder and light to your ramped utility trailer either with a single item such as # LPL55CB or # PM436B, or you can choose separate plate holders and lights to let you choose the designs you most prefer, such as plate holder part # CR30830 and light part # LPL12CKM2B. It may be easiest to use one product; my choice would be # LPL55CB since its LED light uses much less power than a typical bulb light (only about one-tenth as much power). You will make a...
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  • Recommended Trailer License Plate Mount With Light
  • The LED Trailer License-Plate Light w/ Mounting Bracket, 2 Wire, 5 Diode - Clear # LPL55CB is made of a molded plastic. If you are interested in a metal bracket I recommend the Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket # PM436B which has an incandescent bulb. You alternatively use the can use the metal mount # LP20SB along with the LED Heavy Duty Trailer License Plate Light, Ear Mount, 5 Diode - Chrome Plated # LPL41CB.
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  • License Plate Mounting Bracket with Built-In Light
  • We do have a few different license plate brackets with built in lights that you could use. We have # PM436B, # LP55CB, or, if you want an LED light use # LPL55CB. I have linked some videos featuring these products to the right for you.
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  • Recommended License Plate Mount For Fender of Car Hauler Trailer
  • Yes. I recommend using the License Plate Mounting Plate - Black # CR79150 or the CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate # CE26053A to add a little more style. If you need a light with your mounting bracket, I recommend the LED Trailer License-Plate Light w/ Mounting Bracket, 2 Wire, 5 Diode - Clear # LPL55CB or the Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket # PM436B.
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  • How To Install License Plate And Light Kit On The Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier # 63153
  • On the Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # 63153, you can use the Optional Light Kit, part # 20174. This light kit will install on the Pro Series cargo carrier and plug into a 4-flat connector on your vehicle. This will give you operating taillights on the back of your cargo carrier. To mount your license plate on your vehicle and illuminate it I would recommend using either the Optronics License-Plate Light w/ Mounting Bracket, part # LP55CB, or the Peterson License Plate Light with...
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions on Optronics LED Trailer License-Plate Light #LPL55CB
  • The center to center mounting hole measurement on the Optronics LED Trailer License-Plate Light, part # LPL55CB, is 3-3/8 inches. The center to center mounting hole measurement on the Peterson License Plate Light, part # PM436B, is 3-1/2 inches. I am including pictures of the measurements.
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  • Troubleshooting Installation of Peterson License Plate Light PM436B
  • Thank you for your recent purchase. Single-wire license plate lights such as # PM436B use the metal frame as the ground, so this means that the bracket must be mounted to a metal surface on the cart to establish the ground. Without this ground connection the light will not function. It can help to sand off some of the paint from the mating metal surfaces, but if this is not possible (as when mounting this item to a non-conductive surface like plastic) you will need to run a separate...
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  • Recommended Replacement License Plate Light
  • We don't have an exact replacement for that license plate bulb. I recommend replacing the entire unit with the Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket, # PM436B. The internal parts are all stainless steel or brass to extend the life of this unit. I've attached a video for you.
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  • Replacement License Plate Light For 2009 Haulmark 7x12 Low Hauler Trailer
  • I did some research on your 2009 Haulmark Low Hauler trailer. I was able to see several different styles of license plate lights and holders on trailers. I have attached a link to our product page for license plate lights. Some have the license plate holder attached to the assembly and some are just the lights that are mounted to light the license plate. There are different opinions about mixing LED and incandescent lights on the same circuit. We have had customers that wire them in the...
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  • How to Mount Bike Carrier Without Obstructing Rear License Plate from View
  • In many states if your rear license plate is obstructed from view by a bike rack, luggage rack or a similar device, a vehicle owner has the option to obtain a temporary license plate. This third license plate is a paper document that is placed on the interior of the vehicle's rear window in a manner clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle, but doesn't obstruct the driver's view out of the rear window. Another option is to use the bike rack you want to use and move the plate to...
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  • Do I need Left and Right Side Trailer Tail Lights or Can I use 2 Right Side Trailer Lights
  • Yes, if your trailer has a license plate directly below the left side tail light, you will need to order the Submersible LED Trailer Tail Light, # STL57RB, for the left side. This light has lighting to illuminate the license plate. For the right side you will need the light you referenced, # STL56RB. If your trailer has a separate license plate light assembly, like part # PM436B, you can use a right side light, # STL56RB, on both sides of the trailer.
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  • Is there a Bike Rack Available that Will Not Block the License Plate
  • That really depends on where the license plate is located. Since you were looking at the Surco bike rack, # SP501BR, I assume you have a van or RV that has a ladder with the license plate in close proximity. What I recommend is to use the bike rack you want to use (trailers and RVs can only be equipped with certain racks, see link) and relocate the license plate to an area of the vehicle, trailer, or RV that is more visible. For a license plate bracket, if you need one that has...
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  • How Does the Peterson License Plate Light # PM436B Ground
  • The Peterson License Plate Light # PM436B that you referenced grounds through the mounting hardware. Since you have a cargo carrier you would need to run the ground back to the ground wire of your trailer connector. Since hitch cargo carrier don't have ground wires that run to them the fact that yours is aluminum would not matter.
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  • Is License Plate Relocation Kit Needed if Cargo Carrier on 2002 Ford Explorer Blocks License Plate
  • It would be a good idea to get a license plate mounting bracket and attach it to the cargo carrier, especially if it is required by law in your area. A duplicate plate should not be required since removing the plate from the back of your 2002 Ford Explorer should just involve a couple of screws. For a bracket we have several options but I would go with # PM436B. This is a bracket and light. The light will need to wire into the running light circuit from a trailer connector. If your Explorer...
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  • Potential Grounding Issue When Installing Peterson License Plate Light # PM436B
  • Thank you for your recent purchases from etrailer. A bad or insufficient ground is among the most common causes for issues with trailer lighting. The Peterson License Plate Light # PM436B that you have does use its steel mounting surface to make the ground connection required for proper operation. Connecting the lead wire to the brown wire for the running light circuit as you did is correct. Please see the linked video for reference. You can sand off paint from the trailer frame...
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  • How To Wire License Plate Bracket from Peterson Part PM436B
  • Make sure you attach the bracket to the trailer frame directly. This particular light is grounded to the trailer frame via the hardware. Make sure there is good metal to metal contact. Once you have the bracket mounted, all you have to do is splice the wire lead to the running light circuit of the trailer. This is typically a brown wire. To be sure, hook up the trailer to the truck, and turn on the headlights. Use a circuit tester, like part # 40376, to find the wire that is hot with...
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier and Lighting for 2014 Acura MDX
  • Everything looks perfect! Starting with the wiring harness, the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118628 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2014 Acura MDX and is exactly the harness that I would recommend. This custom-fit harness will install by connecting directly to the built-in port behind the driver side trim panel. This will give you a 4-Way at the rear of your MDX to connect with and power a trailer's signal lights. I have attached an installation video on your...
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  • Cargo Carrier, Light Kit, and Wiring Harness for a 2000 Honda Accord
  • I will be happy to help you out. First, since all of the trailer hitches for the 2000 Honda Accord are Class I hitches you will need a cargo carrier that is rated for a Class I hitch. I have included a link to the available options for you. You will need to have a 4-Way flat connector on your Accord to activate a license plate light. If you do not already have a 4-Way you can add one using # 43105. Then you could use license plate mounting bracket and light # PM436B. The power wire can...
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  • Peterson PM436B License Mounting Hole Distance to License Plate Mounting Holes
  • The vertical distance you are looking for from the mounting holes of the # PM436B to the mounting holes for the license plate is 1-3/8 inches.
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  • Hardware Only for Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket
  • We do have hardware only that you could use with license plate light and bracket # PM436B. Take a look at # LP52HP. But, all stainless hardware is not available.
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  • How to Wire a License Plate Bracket with a Light on a Dune Buggy
  • License plate lights are typically wired to the running light circuit. You should have no problem wiring your plate light in with your existing tail lights. I recommend using solder, # FL0803484, and a soldering iron for these connections, but a quick splice, # SWC502905-1, will work if you do not have access to a soldering iron. A circuit tester, # 3808, will be needed to locate the running light circuit on the dune buggy. Typically it is easiest to find this circuit at the rear of the...
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  • Recommended Metal License Plate Bracket with Light
  • For a metal license plate bracket with light, we have the Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket # PM436B. We have other options with lights but they are a polymer. You can always get the parts separately like bracket # LP20SB, # CE26053A or # LP15SB and then add the light # LPL31CB. I've attached a link to your light options.
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  • License Plate Bracket Needed for 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier
  • We do have license plate brackets like part # LP10SB that you could use to move your license plate so it sits behind the 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205-2201. If you plan on driving at night time you should make sure to have a bracket with a light like part # PM436B. If you go this route then you will also need a wiring harness like part # HM38134 (you will connect the wire from the light to the brown wire and then cap off the additional wires for this application). Butt connectors...
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