Finally got repo screws to put in my repo licence plate light. The car has holes in the bumper and trunk rear showing that it had an original, once.
First, plug it in to test it out. No light! Oh, wait, it's not grounded is it? Ground it, light comes on, Hooray!
Molded plug won't fit through the hole in the trunk. Way too wide. The grommit on the wire assembly looks perfect for the hole. Finally end up tearing off the molded plastic, and just electrical taping up around the wire connection. Hey, it's a repo anyway.
Everything in? Good. Lights on! Hooray!
Go get SWMBO. Show off to SWMBO. SWMBO goes inside. I come back to admire, no light. Disassemble, light bulb has blown already. Man, I hope it was just a bad bulb, but the rear lights seem OK, so it's probably not too much voltage.
*sigh* So now I'm off to Schuck's in the morning to get a new bulb, and see how long this lasts....