License Plate Bulbs?

SNKR770

Member
Does anyone know what common bulb fits the license plate sockets? Possibly post a pic?

Thanks,

Ryan
Hudson WI
 

Ken Chambers

Platinum Subscriber
1891 = 3.3W bulb
1889 = 3.8W
1816 = 4.3W
all fit

I think the original bulb said 4W

Ken Chambers


On Jul 29, 2009, at 7:10 AM, SNKR770 wrote:


> Does anyone know what common bulb fits the license plate sockets?
> Possibly post a pic?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ryan
> Hudson WI
>
>
 

DavidC

Amphicar Expert
Bulbs (and fittings) are same as license plate on VW Golf Mark 1 - I think that is the car you guys called the Rabbit ? Made from late 1970s to mid 1980s.

David C

ps - non Amphi trivia, the later hot VW Golfs, the GTi and R32, are hugely popular in Europe yet were never officially sold or promoted in the US.
There were advanced plans in the late 80s to do that and a team of VW executives planned a presentation to the US auto press in New York in December 1988 to announce the project, sadly the flight they choose from Germany to New York was PanAm 103, the Locerbie flight, that was destroyed over Scotland by a terrorist bomb.

It caused such upset within VW that they decided to cancel the project and the US missed the chance to drive some iconic vehicles that might have slowed or even stopped the rise of the SUV.

pps - I was told all this by a VW exec I met at a motor show when we were discusing Amphicar and Harald Quandt, Harald was part of the family that owns BMW and a major investor in IWK, the company that owned Amphicar, his death in an aircrash in 1967 was a major factor in Amphicar finally running out of money and stopping production.

David C
 
VW Vanagon 1980-1992 plate light sockets, lenses, rubber mount cup are the same also. Might be a it easier to find too. Dash light bulbs are VW Bug up to 79 too. Jack H.
 
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