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Old 04-07-11, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default LED trunk light install

I got this idea from asukadc and ordered the exact parts he did from zestjdm.

Gotta give credit where it is due.

Original thread:trunk LED light solution, GR hatch DIY

Ordered the wiring harness, 3 led strips, 2 strip connectors, and the 12 LED plate to replace the stock light.

Note: i removed the cargo net hook because I was going to attempt to pull the lower section away too. You can just thread the wire through the hole for the light and grab it.

Stock trunk light is horrible and doesn't light the trunk at all.
Remove the two screws, at the location for the cargo cover, holding the panel


Here are the components of the LED trunk lighting from Zestjdm


Pop the stock trunk light out using a flathead screwdriver. Pry from the right side of the light. Also pull the panel away starting at the left near the second screw, there are hole clips, so just pull till they release.


Pull out the stock bulb and insert the end of the wiring harness that replaces the bulb. If you do not buy the replacement LED panel, there will not be anything spliced into the wires


If you look behind the panel, you can feed the end of the wire to your hand and take it to were you want to run the lights. I ran it up to were asukadc did.


Center the lights, pull the cover off the tap, and apply. I centered the middle strip around the centered headliner clip and fastened to the plastic. Asukadc applied on the headliner.


Clean up the excess wire. I used the twist tie that hold the wiring harness originally.


Push the wire through the hole and reinstall the light


Reinstall the screw fastening the panel and you're done! Finished the install extremely fast, 15 minutes max. Here are some pics in the dark.



http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-membe...installed.html


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Old 04-07-11, 07:16 PM   #2
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wow... thats pretty bright! Nice job!
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Old 04-07-11, 07:40 PM   #3
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good job dude, now we have the same kit rolling around, show up to meets and and pop the trunk
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good job dude, now we have the same kit rolling around, show up to meets and and pop the trunk
For sure, that's the first thing I want to show!
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15 minutes? That's nuts. I like it.
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15 minutes? That's nuts. I like it.
If that!
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Thanks for sharing! Any thoughts on adding a switch so you can control the light strip separately? Sometimes lighting up the entire trunk area is not such a great idea...
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Thanks for sharing! Any thoughts on adding a switch so you can control the light strip separately? Sometimes lighting up the entire trunk area is not such a great idea...
Isn't there a switch right on the factory light that will do that?
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My factory light is hidden behind an AI enclosure with a 10" sub. This is why I'm looking for some options. I'm thinking that adding a simple toggle switch or something should work. Added to my project list.
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My factory light is hidden behind an AI enclosure with a 10" sub. This is why I'm looking for some options. I'm thinking that adding a simple toggle switch or something should work. Added to my project list.
I'm sure there is some sort of online switch you could do right were the wiring comes out of the panel. Pm zestjdm and see what they say.
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