license plate light

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  1. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    I am on the trail/rd in AZ. license plate light is gone? Haha...

    I need to buy replacement... 2010 F800GS

    Stores around me are
    Walmart
    AutoZone


    Any idea which part number from either of those stores will surfice?

    Many thanks....
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  2. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    E12GL bulb, I have mine in hand to double check. W5W bulb should be found at any automotive place, also go by T10 wedge bulbs.
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  3. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    Sorry for my dumbness...

    So, W5W or T10 wedge bulb from AutoZone?

    Much appreciated
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  4. RadoR6

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    Sorry, Iam really sorry and dont want to be offensive but I dont get this :eek1.We all know what for forums are but is it really necessary to start a thread ..... what sort of bulb is in my licence plate light? What about to take a screw driver and have a look,take the blown bulb into the nearest store or a petrol station and buy one.It is just a stupid, one of the most common bulbs you can possibly imagine.Iam sure I would be able to do that whilst you were typing on your phone or whatever...
    Just wondering now if I became the enemy of this community after this comment :patch.
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  5. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Either will work, they are pretty much the same thing. See if they have a W5W or a 5 watt indicator bulb, a wedge bulb is the description.
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  6. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I gave him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps his bulb was destroyed, perhaps it is lacking in any type of nomenclature, and honestly I have found service at many stores to be lacking so it never hurts to have the knowledge. Worst case scenario is this thread gets nuked but I bet this guy is pretty happy right now to have the information. Other sources would be any BMW dealer or even sourcing the fiche provided by MAX BMW.

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51598 which states 5W wedge
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  7. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    Ahhh, got it... Bulb type is wedge, 5watt.... Thanks for help!

    Sorry to the rest for making a un needed thread...... I hope that i didn't ruin your day, carry on....:rofl
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  8. KTM250rm

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    I've found on ebay, led wedge license plate lights that light up brighter than the original bulb. Just do a search on led license plate bulb.
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  9. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx Been here awhile

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    Thanks... I found a regular bulb at autozone and made it home last night with out being pulled over again...

    I will check out the led
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  10. RadoR6

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    I will check out the led[/QUOTE]

    Yes get some LEDs and you dont have to worry anymore as they might outlive the bike
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  11. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Brighter? Think of who are the only people interested in what that light illuminates.

    Get the dimmest possible. :D

    Fred
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