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I saw those during my search, but wanted mine to look a little more integrated. When I first found this, it was $43 :hellno: after some searching, this was the cheapest. It comes with a chrome coating.

United Pacific License Plate Frame Plastic Chrome Red LED Light Each 50122 | eBay

Edit: turns out these are cheapest because they're RED!! The white ones are $45 :yikes:

Link to the white ones:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/United-Pacific-License-Plate-Frame-Plastic-Chrome-White-LED-Light-Each-50121-/390747711163?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5afa60e6bb&vxp=mtr
 

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Wow iv never seen this one before. Nice find/pick. I was looking into the VLed one..but price vs reviews killed that idea. Mostly due to sun eating it. Maybe you should try and find a uv blocking clear coat? Just an idea. And your may already be uv sturdy. Idk.
 

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They may be, I guess I'll find out. The frame itself is dipped, so I don't want to go throwing clear on it ATM.
 

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Oh ok right on. I really dont know.. just throwin ideas out:beer:
I wish I would have done/known about my front led/clear bowtie not being uv stable.. the inside plex&chrome vinyl nearly melted in a curled up yellow chrisp lol. Its supposed to be a clear "infinity mirror" effect.
 

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You probably have more problems with that in Vegas than I ever will :lol:

It was pointed out to me that the plate frame I linked above has RED LEDs instead of white. I bought mine from a different seller who only had one. I'm sure with some more searching you can find one with the white LEDs for around the same price
 

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Oh yeah huh.. lol. I forget, not everyone had a 66°F Christmas..lol
and yeah. Its ok. No money right now anyhoo
 

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After a quick eBay search, it appears the red lights are significantly cheaper than the white ones. The cheapest one I found in white was $45 free shipping. IMO, it's not worth that. I found mine listed for $30 free ship or offer. I paid $25 shipped.

And yeah, I hear ya. This is just for those who requested a link
 

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So when do the tails go under the knife?
 

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Personally id just put superbright leds in in the red one lol
 

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SCOTTYINWV;10I7833 said:
So when do the tails go under the knife?
The tails are made, I just need to cut the clearance holes in the trunk lid. I was planning to do it yesterday, but I needed the dremel bit to come in the mail (it was supposed to come Saturday, still not here :bang:)

So, they'll either get installed this week in 15 degrees, or....not for a while, since I have to go back to school
 

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Well, I just got the bit. So I'll probably end up braving the cold on Thursday or Friday to finish it up.

Left to do:
-Cut out clearance holes
-Run wiring
-Remove center tail cover and reattach to the quad set

Shouldn't take but a couple hours
 

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This is gonna be sick!
 

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I'm excited, but still pretty peeved that the bits didn't come til today
 

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Shipping always takes forever :bang:
 

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It was only coming from PA. It took a week to get here.
 

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For those still interested in a link, I found a listing on eBay with the same part number as the white led frame (50121) for $34.95, though the seller makes no note of the LED color in the description.

14 LED Chrome License Frame | eBay
 

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Thanks for taking the time and posting the links but, totally not worth that price to me. But this may be of interest to someone else anyways. I really think I'm gonna order the one I posted as its a decent price and looks to be very bright with the smd led's. Plus if it turns out its not that bright I could just use it as a license plate light as I really hate the plate bulb housings. Mine are faded a bit
 

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Fair enough. It wasn't worth that to me either, but I was willing to pay $25, and I'm glad it worked out the way it did
 

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So $35 isn't worth having reverse lights?? It's only $35!! I'm assuming that it would last at least 2 years... Pretty cheap, if you ask me!

If you already have reverse lights, then this isn't needed at all. Really, the only reason that I can see using this is if you are "relocating" your reverse lights, like @RYD_SLO did - and in that case, it's worth much more than $35, in my opinion!

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Cant wait Ryd

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My favorite mod is the led strip license plate light. Cheap and looks good. I already had a reel of leds. But you could look for a 24cm 3528 white strip. Should be cheap.
hell there's 5m reels for <$6 waterproof
Just did this for the aveo. Sometimes a size matched strip of metal or plex should be added if mounting place isn't flat. Wife's hatch had a gap for a handle for instance.
 
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