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12-19-2017 02:37 PM
2011 DL650A licence / license plate bulb is Sylvania 168, NOT 5007

Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
Sorry. That bulb is a simple push and pull type.
Sweet, got it. Thanks!

A note, though. I went to Sylvania's Automotive Bulb Replacement Guide website to figure out which bulb to get. Chose 2011, Suzuki, DL650A V-Strom ABS, License Plate Light, it told me 5007. So I get a pack of two 5007 bulbs, take things apart, take out the bulb, and, uhh, Not Even Close. Brought the bulb to the shop, turns out you want Sylvania 168.

I've sent an email to Sylvania suggesting they fix their bulb finder tool. In the meantime, if anyone's searching for what licence plate bulb to get, hopefully they'll find this and get the right bulb the first time.
12-17-2017 08:25 PM
greywolf Sorry. That bulb is a simple push and pull type.
12-17-2017 06:35 PM
robertyknwt Oh, I meant the licence plate bulb, #14 on the diagram.
12-17-2017 09:43 AM
greywolf Push #3 in toward the lens to ease the bayonet mount tabs, turn it counter clockwise until it stops, then pull it out. 2012 models work the same way but there is only one bulb.
12-17-2017 06:09 AM
robertyknwt 2011 Wee here. How does the bulb come out? Pull it straight out, or turn it, or push it? I couldn't get it out tonight to replace it.
02-01-2017 10:30 PM
HokiesRWee An old thread.

Same process for 2012 Wee? (License plate bulb).

Is bulb a common one (available from auto supply store)?

10-05-2011 07:36 PM
coral_snake The two nuts on the inside of the fender as per Greywolfs instructions are to access the license plate bulb.
10-05-2011 11:19 AM
notacop Two nuts on inside of fender to dismount the TL bulb assy?
10-05-2011 11:16 AM
greywolf Find two nuts #21 inside the rear fender. Take those off and things come apart.

10-05-2011 11:00 AM
Replacing license plate bulb

On a 2006 Vee, how do I get to the bulb to change it. I don't see any screws. I hate to give the authorities and dumb reasons to pull me over. Thanks.

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