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Old 07-11-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default License plate light problem

FYI: I did search the threads first before posting up. the previous threads didn't have the symptoms that I am experiencing.

2002 WRX Wagon

The license plate light on the sits on the driver side (left side) works, but when I turn on the lights, it doesn't come on unless i walk back there and hit the bumper. I have replaced the bulb and its new. But the light only comes on when i give the bumper a little nudge. Does anyone have an idea what it could be?

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Old 07-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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A wire/connection is loose in the bumper.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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I suggest you try cleaning the bulb socket contacts. Remove the bulb and use a cotton swab with some alcohol on it or WD-40 it works good for cleaning also. Clean the center conductor and the base ground. If that doesn't help then look for a faulty wire connection to the socket. If the socket depends on a chassis ground connection for the return side then clean that area of the chassis where the socket attaches to.

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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OK thanks guys. Ill be checking these things out this weekend.
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