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Old 11-22-2022, 11:59 AM   #1
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How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

My truck is one that only came with one light to illuminate the license plate. But I have an aftermarket bumper that came with two holes. The bumper is chrome. I need to "delete" one of the holes.

I have been pulled over before, by a cop with nothing to do I guess, and told to fix that light. In my state there's no law saying you have to add an additional light if your vehicle didn't have one. So I'd like to make a professional looking delete for that hole. That way I can at least say "No this truck only has one light" and have it look as though that's really the case.

How would you delete a bumper hole hole? Can't weld or it will mess up the chrome. Thank you
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Old 11-22-2022, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

Add a 2nd light? Might be easier and less cost then making a stand on the 'it only needs one light' argument.

Or use it for a trailer light plug.
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Old 11-22-2022, 04:38 PM   #3
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

You'd grind away the chrome, weld in a patch and have it re-chromed.

Or add a second light.
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Old 11-22-2022, 04:49 PM   #4
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

Not sure about your bumper light hole shape.. is it round?
They make these style plugs in chrome ... I've also seen a really nice black rubber hole plug
If it's a odd shaped hole, then the 2nd light may be your best option
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Old 05-17-2023, 10:10 AM   #5
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

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Not sure about your bumper light hole shape.. is it round?
They make these style plugs in chrome ... I've also seen a really nice black rubber hole plug
If it's a odd shaped hole, then the 2nd light may be your best option
Thanks that's it! I found out that this will work for me.
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Old 05-18-2023, 08:11 AM   #6
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

Ahhh, the benefits of living in a town with no crime. Most cops are too busy to worry about plate lights.
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Old 05-18-2023, 11:38 AM   #7
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

My windshield has two head prints on it and the police have never said a word about it.
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Old 05-18-2023, 12:41 PM   #8
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

[Quote] How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

with another license plate light
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with another license plate light
No because principles! Truck didn't come with one so I shouldn't have to run it! I like being stubborn about their stupid laws
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Old 05-19-2023, 10:03 AM   #10
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

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No because principles!

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Truck didn't come with one so I shouldn't have to run it! I like being stubborn about their stupid laws
but - your truck has been changed.

It was designed with a single light, over the top of the plate, to provide illumination, in keeping with the regulations at the time.

The addition of an aftermarket bumper, presumably requiring a light on either side, represents a change in the architecture.

It would be like if your truck came with a single exhaust, with a cat, but somebody added dual exhaust. The governing body might say "put another cat on it" and you would say "no - it only came with one cat!".

I appreciate your principles but my unsolicited advise would be for you to find a different hill to die on.

(or - put a cap plug in it, like Mongo suggested).

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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

Yeah, sure. Give in, knuckle under. Give them that inch so they feel more comfortable taking a mile instead.
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Old 05-21-2023, 04:42 PM   #12
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

Take them both out . Just donít drive at night

I would get another light .
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Old 05-24-2023, 01:27 PM   #13
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Re: How would you cover up a license plate light hole?

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but - your truck has been changed.

It was designed with a single light, over the top of the plate, to provide illumination, in keeping with the regulations at the time.

The addition of an aftermarket bumper, presumably requiring a light on either side, represents a change in the architecture.

It would be like if your truck came with a single exhaust, with a cat, but somebody added dual exhaust. The governing body might say "put another cat on it" and you would say "no - it only came with one cat!".

I appreciate your principles but my unsolicited advise would be for you to find a different hill to die on.

(or - put a cap plug in it, like Mongo suggested).

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Yeah I got the cap and installed it. As for altering the truck, I dunno if that point really holds water. We could just keep going and say "But wait! I altered it back!" I welded up the hole. Painted the bumper or rechromed it. Did whatever. But I changed it back to factory.
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