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Replace boot interior light.

Postby noo$h » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:09 am

Hey guys ive been searching for a tute to replace the bootlight with an LED festoon ive bought but dont seem to find any. do you guys have any tips on removing the cover on the light? i tried wiggling it around but didnt want to break it.

or would I be better off wiring in an LED bar?

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Postby noo$h » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:36 pm

oh really? yeah photos would be great if you have time, thanks.

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Postby scraverX » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:45 pm

My amp is mounted up under the parcel shelf and the factory boot light was in the way.

The store that did the install for me tapped into the factory wiring - much like suggested above - and mounted an LED strip.

It's a cheepy and not very bright - plus it's tucked away behind the amp and not in a great spot - but it does the job at night at least.
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Postby aspir3 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:26 pm

It is easier to just wire in LED's into the boot to get more light.

The boot light is in a bad spot and if the boot is more then half full it is hard to see much.

I fitted 2 strips of blue LED's in my boot. Both are on the roof of the boot that can not be seen from the rear of the car with the boot open. I dont like to have the light where it shines in your eyes. 1 in the front and the other in the rear. The blue give a nice light.
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Postby alextricity » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:17 pm

jimy619 wrote:Also if your coming to the cruise id be more then happy to show you. like mentioned above mine are stuck up where the factory light is. cant see it but has a nice bright glow. worked really well. but yeah if you come along ill show you how i did mine. really easy to do :) ill try and remember to take photos tonight for you. i keep forgetting sorry


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Postby craigeth » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:32 pm

Has anyone here wired up LEDs in a sportsback boot? Would it it best to just mount them to the side like the current boot light, or somewhere else?
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Postby dubdocker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:06 pm

There's a how-to with pictures here

http://clubcj.net/viewtopic.php?t=6345
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Postby noo$h » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:55 am

thanks heaps guys, i ended up taking the clips off and putting in a 6 smd festoon but il definitely have to look into getting an LED bar for an even distribution of light

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Postby big_d » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:26 am

I'm so going to put in a LED strip.
Great idea guys.

Ryan, did you have to put in any thing into the circuit when you wired in the LED strip to the factory loom? or was it as simple as soldering in the LED strip?

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Postby Syke » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:08 pm

neons work better but im unsure as to whether the same method of installation can be applied
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