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rasit.aslim
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Boot interior light stopped working

Postby rasit.aslim » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:35 pm

My boot light seems to have stopped working for some strange reason. Cables seems to be firmly connected, I also checked the bulb (12V 5W 28mm festoon) and it seems OK, doesn't look blown but its hard to tell.

Looks the same as this except it has 3 LEDS https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-Car-White- ... 15IAAOSw4D
It lit up the whole boot which was nice but if it's a bulb issue then maybe I should avoid this certain type of LED in the future *facepalm*

Anyone experienced this problem before? Bulb has lasted around 5-6 months till now.
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Re: Boot interior light stopped working

Postby dopey » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:51 pm

Hey is the bulb the same as the inside dome light? Maybe swap them over to test it.

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Re: Boot interior light stopped working

Postby rasit.aslim » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:09 pm

Yes except dome bulb is 31mm and trunk 28mm, may have to buy a new bulb :p

Update: bought these, hoping they're good https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/123382975221?ul_noapp=true
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Re: Boot interior light stopped working

Postby dopey » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm

that's only 3mm difference, as long as the tabs are touching the bulb it will be ok for testing even if it is a bit loose.

but it's most likely the bulb has gone bad. the ebay leds don't last as long as they claim unfortunately.

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Re: Boot interior light stopped working

Postby rasit.aslim » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:46 pm

True bro, thinking of buying a 1M led strip for $10 and just wiring it up. Will last longer surely haha
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Re: Boot interior light stopped working

Postby Lancer1993 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:49 pm

Yep, put a LED strip in my boot, much more light and I did the smart thing, got some joiners so if I want to I can put it back to stock easily.
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Re: Boot interior light stopped working

Postby bumblebee » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:00 am

LED strip light in the boot is a brilliant idea. I did mine a few years ago. I ran dual led string that is about one meter long. The amount of light it shoves out at night time is pretty incredible. Oh so worth doing


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