The Thule 976 Light Board is for use if your car rack obscures your rear lights and/or registration plate. To comply with road vehicle lighting laws it is recommended to fit a Light Board to your car.
After almost buying a cheap lighting board off ebay, I decided the extra must be worth it to buy this item, which was designed to fit my Thule 970 Xpress bike carrier. Its a quality piece of kit as you'd expect from Thule. Detachable plugs connect the cable to the back of the board and cable routing channels also keeps them tidy there too. There are two pairs of clips to secure your number plate to the board - one pair for the standard UK thickness plate and one pair for thicker ones.These allow plates to be swapped if using the board with another vehicle. I also bought the adapter kit to fit the 970 Xpress and the entire assembly looks very professional indeed. Very pleased I spent a little more than I'd originally planned.
After almost buying a cheap lighting board off ebay, I decided the extra must be worth it to buy this item, which was designed to fit my Thule 970 Xpress bike carrier. Its a quality piece of kit as you'd expect from Thule. Detachable plugs connect the cable to the back of the board and cable routing channels also keeps them tidy there too. There are two pairs of clips to secure your number plate to the board - one pair for the standard UK thickness plate and one pair for thicker ones.These allow plates to be swapped if using the board with another vehicle. I also bought the adapter kit to fit the 970 Xpress and the entire assembly looks very professional indeed. Very pleased I spent a little more than I'd originally planned.Close review
Thule 976 Light Board is the best for any car in the world
Thule 976 Light Board is the best for any car in the worldClose review
There are three main types of car rack – towbar, boot and roof mounted. The table below shows the key benefits of each.
Car Rack Type
Roof Racks / Bars
Towbar mounted bike racks are fitted to a towball or towball mounting plate. If you’re looking for strength then these racks are for you. If access to your boot is essential you can get a towbar rack which can tilt out of the way.
Towbar and boot racks keep your bikes out of the airflow which improves fuel economy and reduces noise when you’re travelling.
Boot strapped racks are very easy to fit with plenty of adjustability letting you fit them to most car models. These are the most affordable way to carry multiple bikes with you.
Roof racks and bars are great because you don’t have to worry about reversing your car into tight spaces. Also as your bikes are up and out of the way they are harder to steal.
To ensure this rack fits your car please visit Thule's rack compatibility chart. Simply enter your car make, model and year to see if this rack is compatible.
Most car racks can fit up to two bikes, but you can get racks that fit up to four bikes weighing about 15-20kg each. If you’re going to be taking the whole family for a ride then a towbar rack is probably you’re best bet.
This will vary but boot racks and roof mounted racks will often be able to take 15-20kg bikes. Check the product description for more information.
If you ride a heavy bike such as an E-bike, fat bike or sturdy DH bike then look for a strong towbar rack with wide wheel holders.
You need to make sure your rear lights and number plate aren’t obscured by in any way by a rack or bike. If you want a towbar or boot rack the easiest way to ensure you’re road legal is by fitting a lighting board.
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