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I have a 99' Ford Escort. I have done a lot of cosmetic mods to it. Rustoleum Royal blue paint job for instance. ;) The dome lights for the license plate were in really bad condition from the previous owner. Sorry, I don't have a before image. They were all brown colored, cracked, and held together with zip ties. Bulbs burnt out. Nothing worth taking an image of really.
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Having a 3D printer, I modeled clones of the factory domes. Then printed them with clear filament. The holes of the print did not line up with the factory holes exactly. I used one of the current holes and drilled one new one. I replaced the bulbs and it worked good enough... But a month later, a bulb went out again. :mad:


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Sick of dealing with bulbs, and needing to install a new three-channel dash cam as well, I decided against the dome covers. So I made a 12v led strip light sort of thing and covered up the old light holes with some spare aluminum. Making it easier to run the camera's cable at the same time. The new light is basically a segment of a 12v led strip in a 3D printed shell. Which is then filled with epoxy to make waterproof. Just add a bit of tape to hold in the epoxy while it dries.
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Just thought I'd post encase anyone has the same issues and would find these files useful? The dash cam is a Iiwey T1 btw. $30 on Ebay; like new. Seems worth.
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That would be perfect for a back up/reverse camera too.

I believe someone posted on one of the Facebook groups that SN95 mustang license plate lamp housings were the same as the ZX2's for anyone who doesn't own a 3d printer, I suppose I could check considering I literally own one of those mustangs.

As for the bulbs burning out, I noticed my reverse light sockets were pretty well cooked and full of carbon. I didn't get in there with a file or anything but I sprayed some DeoxIT in there and wiggled the bulb to get good contact, last I checked the bulbs are still illuminated.
 
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