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Old 04-22-2013, 04:49 PM
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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?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:09 PM
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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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Nice... think I'll shop around for these Philips LEDs and make this a project once the weather warms back up
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dmtchung - do you have the picture of the light.
is it this one ? https://www.amazon.ca/LED-light-SODI...led+bolt+light
diy step by step if you can.
Yes...these lights from amazon work

1) Remove he dome light fuse in the engine bay. It's one of those tiny one. 1.5 am or something.
2) remove the plastic access panel back of the hatch ( this is the access panel to replace the license plate light )
3) You'll trace the wire that feeds the power to the trunk light. Tap it and use it to power your COB LED
4) drill a hole on the access panel, thread the bolt light thru
5) put dome light fuse back

That's it
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