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Old 04-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Cargo area light improvement

Has anyone done anything to improve the amount of light in the cargo area? Those 2 lights in the liftgate are a bit dim? Anyone replace those with LEDs or come up with a better solution?
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I replaced them with white LED bulbs but changed them back to oem. There was more light with the LED bulbs but not much. I was going to change all the interior bulbs to LED but changed my mind (personal preference) I only changed my license plate bulbs and reverse bulbs. I think the reason why not much light is back there is because of the angle when the tailgate is fully up.
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dc5k20z1 , thanks for the feedback. If we had a 12V socket back there I would add another light.
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I did mine!
I changed them to some el cheapo ebay LED lights.
They are noticeably brighter than OEM bulbs.

I observed the housing and the cavity is pretty large and the bulb is mounted sideways.
I then got a "ping pong bat" T10 194 style LED, kinda like these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181047355294

Or if you want to go with high quality LED's (5K white) I'm sure these are bright enough too:
http://www.vleds.com/5k-white-4-led-...58-1-pair.html
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I did mine!
I changed them to some el cheapo ebay LED lights.
They are noticeably brighter than OEM bulbs.

I observed the housing and the cavity is pretty large and the bulb is mounted sideways.
I then got a "ping pong bat" T10 194 style LED, kinda like these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181047355294

Or if you want to go with high quality LED's (5K white) I'm sure these are bright enough too:
http://www.vleds.com/5k-white-4-led-...58-1-pair.html
Are those just plug and play or was there another step involved in that installation?
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Are those just plug and play or was there another step involved in that installation?
To me it was plug and play.

I was worried about polarity, but the ones I got turned out to be fine. I think most flank style LEDs are made to be non polarity specific.
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Tail gate interior lights

I can't find any info on replacement of these bulbs in the owner's manual. How do you access the bulbs? Just pop out the bulb cover?
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How do you access the bulbs? Just pop out the bulb cover?
I'd also like to know how to take this out.
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Has anyone done anything to improve the amount of light in the cargo area? Those 2 lights in the liftgate are a bit dim? Anyone replace those with LEDs or come up with a better solution?

I hooked up a 1.5 watt cob led bolt light. It's so bright. Let me know if you want to know the diy step by step
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All it takes is 1 light. Here's the

picture of where I mounted it on. And how bright it is

1.5 watt COB LED bolt light





that's where I install it. easy!!
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This is picture from 10 feet away. Notice where the light cut off is. Super bright
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Has anyone done anything to improve the amount of light in the cargo area? Those 2 lights in the liftgate are a bit dim? Anyone replace those with LEDs or come up with a better solution?
These are super bright: White LED 1X Trunk Cargo Light 12-SMD Panel Interior Light
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Has anyone done anything to improve the amount of light in the cargo area? Those 2 lights in the liftgate are a bit dim? Anyone replace those with LEDs or come up with a better solution?
I have now joined the club, replacing cargo, done, and door lights with Phillips LEDs



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