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Old 01-21-2016, 12:51 PM   #1
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Smile 2016 RDX Trunk LED MOd

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new to this forum. Just got myself a 2016 RDX. Car's nice, but the trunk lights are awfully dim. 168 bulbs.

The bulbs are mounted side way, so only one side of the bulbs are facing the trunk cabin.

the LED bulbs on the market are all 360 degree outputs. I don't want to shine the inside of my light bulb housing I want all the LED power focus in the cargo area

Searched over the entire internet, tried DDM tunning, tried superbrightled, amazon , ebay, you name it.

I cannot find a single LED light bulb with one side LED

with a little ingenuity, I did this professional trunk LED mod

Amazon.com: 2 Pcs White LED Auto Car Tail Back Up Reverse Lights Lamps DC 12V: Automotive Amazon.com: 2 Pcs White LED Auto Car Tail Back Up Reverse Lights Lamps DC 12V: Automotive

bought this bulb $5 a pair. I only needed one. hooked up the wire to the truck light circuit. With the bulb installed flushed on the licence plate bulb access panel. It's amazingly bright


I benefited from reading DIY on this board and thought to share this with everyone

picture will be up later today, so you'll be the judge then and feel free to email me the DIY Step by Step. Sooooooo easy
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picture's up. Looked like I took with with the flash on. Nope, that's exactly how bright it is
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look from 10 feet away. $5 mod. Can't beat that!!<br/>
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I got my 5k high power flank LED's (one sided) from VLEDS.





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Thumbs up Nice

Wish I find it sooner. It's a bit pricey. But looks good. I also did interior front and rear footwell light. It comes on with the headlight.
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I replaced all three with these panels: White LED 1X Trunk Cargo Light 12-SMD Panel Interior Light
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thanks. yeah I thought about this option. didn't know if it fits inside the plastic light housing. And didn't want to double sided taped and with the wire showed. It's a good option. thanks
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thanks. yeah I thought about this option. didn't know if it fits inside the plastic light housing. And didn't want to double sided taped and with the wire showed. It's a good option. thanks
The width of the LED panel fits the housing snugly, so no tape need.
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Wish I find it sooner. It's a bit pricey. But looks good. I also did interior front and rear footwell light. It comes on with the headlight.
I pay for quality. No flickering and will last a long time. Also local to me with great customer service. All my cars are converted to VLEDs.
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I actually found 1 on amazon that I LOVED. Also bought the same for my license plate lights.

Robot Check Robot Check

They are amazingly bright... ALSO when backing up it lights up the immediate surrounding areas really well. Better than the reverse lights on the car.

Note: For the license plate its a pretty tight fit but it will fit.

I would take a picture and show it but... my trunk's got a lot of junk... no pun intended.
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I would like to replace the hatch bulbs, but don't want to break the plastic lenses. How did all of you get them off? Pry from the bottom side the hatch? Do they pop out easily or take some care?
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I would like to replace the hatch bulbs, but don't want to break the plastic lenses. How did all of you get them off? Pry from the bottom side the hatch? Do they pop out easily or take some care?
They come out really easy. Just look for the side that has a small indent. I recommend taping the tip of a small flat head screwdriver and doing it so you don't scratch the panel. Don't be afraid, it is worth it.
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I just changed mine last night, and instead of popping off the clear plastic, which I'm not 100% sure it's made to be taken off. I popped off the bigger black piece of plastic that it's mounted on. Open hatch and used my fingers on the side of the hatch panel and it popped off. pulled bulb and replaced.

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I just changed mine last night, and instead of popping off the clear plastic, which I'm not 100% sure it's made to be taken off. I popped off the bigger black piece of plastic that it's mounted on. Open hatch and used my fingers on the side of the hatch panel and it popped off. pulled bulb and replaced.
I never even thought of this. That was really easy to get out, and also showed how to get just the lens out if I wanted to do it that way (go in from the side opposite the switch, not from the top or bottom). I'm going with the 6K LEDs to get more of a blue tint.

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I just changed mine last night, and instead of popping off the clear plastic, which I'm not 100% sure it's made to be taken off. I popped off the bigger black piece of plastic that it's mounted on. Open hatch and used my fingers on the side of the hatch panel and it popped off. pulled bulb and replaced.
This saved me so much grief. I tried popping off the clear plastic but got afraid of breaking them. I added 921 wedge style bulbs to my cargo lights. Thems are bright lights.
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