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Whiter License Plate Lights Solution

So realizing that it’s seemingly impossible to replace the license plate lights on the Granturismo with LEDs without getting an error code, I searched for some regular C5W bulbs with a blue coating to make the yellow light more white. I came across these bulbs sold by a company called Hoen. It’s not a huge difference but they look better for sure. They are just as bright as the oem bulbs but definitely more white, almost like a 4300k color. The good thing about these unlike the very few other options I was able to find online is that these are 5w just like the oem bulbs as opposed to 10w which can cause damage. I like LEDs but i’d argue that these look better here, it’s more subtle and nobody would doubt that the car came from the dealer with them. Anyway I attached some pictures, before, 1 oem 1 Hoen, and after. Highly recommended for every GT owner if you care about the little simple upgrades like I do.
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Good info. Thanks. Can you give the actual model of the bulb and where you got it? Thanks.

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Good info. Thanks. Can you give the actual model of the bulb and where you got it? Thanks.
www.hoen-usa.com
just click on “license plate” up top and it’s the only pair of C5W bulbs that they offer
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Thanks for the find, stepped behind the car this evening after turning on the fogs and realized how yellow AND dim the stock bulbs were and was quite shocked.... will have to get these on order ASAP
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Nice find
Had to replace once you drew my eyes to it.. is awful on white car especially
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I have LED bulbs with a 'wired in' resistor setup! Looks great and doesn't throw a code but they are crazy bright for my taste, i might have to give these a try.... thanks for the info!!!

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I thought dim license plate lights was a good thing! LOL Nice find.
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