Why won't the Dremel thingy work? If you remove the license plate light, you can use the tail-light to illuminate the plate. I did that on my '00 VFR. After relocating the plate I cut the bottom of the light out and replaced it with clear plastic, the light from the tail was sufficient to see the plate. If you want to stop in, we can have a look at it, and hash out the best fix. No need to spend $$$ on a kit, although the kits do look good.