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LED numberplate lights

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Seeing as the Stilo only has led bulbs to replace the dull looking standard ones and not units which are significantly brighter and give a much cleaner look, I searched for an alternative. Luckily Vauxhall Signumís have LED units which are pretty much the The same size as the Stiloís ones so I ordered some off eBay. All that was needed was obviously the LED units, some resin epoxy glue (as the screw holes donít line up) and some plyers or some kind of tool to bend the power spades into the right shape to match the stiloís. 20 minutes later and I was done, 10x cleaner, brighter and gives it a more modern feel and look.
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Re: LED numberplate lights

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Seeing as the Stilo only has led bulbs to replace the dull looking standard ones and not units which are significantly brighter and give a much cleaner look, I searched for an alternative. Luckily Vauxhall Signumís have LED units which are pretty much the The same size as the Stiloís ones so I ordered some off eBay. All that was needed was obviously the LED units, some resin epoxy glue (as the screw holes donít line up) and some plyers or some kind of tool to bend the power spades into the right shape to match the stiloís. 20 minutes later and I was done, 10x cleaner, brighter and gives it a more modern feel and look.
These LED lights are unapproved and therefore not legal for road use. As a result they almost certainly invalidate your insurance.

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I am aware of this peter and g8rpi, but Iíve installed these on a few of my other cars and never had any problems with the police or passing and MOT... and I guess a light is better than no lights so until someone says something Iíll be keeping them😁
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Re: LED numberplate lights

My comment is mainly for others who may notbeaware of the issue and need to make informed decisions about their own car.
Passing an MOT does not validate the lights and if they are picked up following an accident or police stop and your insurers cancel your cover it's too late. Some police forces are hotter on this than others. I've been behind cars with this type of light and they can dazzle or distract other drivers. Personally I try not to do anything to my car that attracts attention.

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[QUOTE=g8rpi;4315230 Personally I try not to do anything to my car that attracts attention.

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Now I understand why you drive a Croma...
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Re: LED numberplate lights

Now thats a nice looking clean stilo.

Didnt know they did the sporting badge on the rear. I have same colour on a 56 plate in multijet sporting spec.

What engine you got in that? Is it a multijet?.
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Re: LED numberplate lights

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The police never stopped me in that, but twice when parked up other drivers stopped and asked for directions assuming I was the police .
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The police never stopped me in that, but twice when parked up other drivers stopped and asked for directions assuming I was the police .
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I have modified car insurance so I am fully covered. I understand the points raised, but I like them and to me that's what matters. Enjoy the lights and carry on modding 😎
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I have modified car insurance so I am fully covered. I understand the points raised, but I like them and to me that's what matters. Enjoy the lights and carry on modding 😎
Modified car insurance does not cover illegal modifications. You can't enjoy the lights because they are behind you and the driver following won't enjoy being dazzled by them.

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@dtimmins1985 Thankyou! And yes itís the multijet 150. Not only is the Ďsportingí badge on the rear but I also have an Abarth badge either side on the rear pillars... is yours the same? I canít seem to find another Stilo with them.
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No bud

Mine just says stilo multijet on the boot and sporting on the drivers wing.

Abarth logos on the pillar (do u mean side skirts) if u mean skirts then yes the tiny abarth badge should be on them.
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i debadged mine almost imediately but it also just had sporting on front wings i thing and multijet on rear hatch , was jet in red ? something signified jtdm rather than jtd , i dont remember a jtdm badge but there could have been ?
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No nothing on the skirts. ĎSportingí on both front wings and on the boot but then an Abarth logo on each rear pillar... strange🤔
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