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PRSman25 10-17-2012 08:50 PM

Trunk light in ZX3/Hathbacks
Do first gen ZX3/ZX5/Hatchbacks not have a trunk light?

You know, the light you use to see things, in the trunk. [rofl]
I don't see one in mine, and its kind of bothering me.
There may already be a thread on this, but I didn't see it.

Its bothering me quite a lot, the whole not being able to see things in the trunk when I'm loading up my gear at night.

Thank you Foci-wisemen. [pray]

mainest 10-17-2012 09:20 PM

My '04 SVT has one. It is part of the subwoofer "carpet" cover.

katiekay 10-17-2012 09:23 PM

If you don't have a sub, you still have a hatch light. It is on the left side, you will notice a light on the carpet wall, it is prolly burned out.

katiekay 10-17-2012 09:25 PM

You could always light up your hatch like this!!!

02fordsvt 10-18-2012 05:59 AM

It's under the left side plastic trim pieces that hold the cargo cover.

rambleon84 10-18-2012 10:36 AM

Its very dull even when its working, I ended up running a set of led strips on the underside of both of the hard plastic hatch cover portions, much better. Cant see the strips but they provide lots more light.

PRSman25 10-18-2012 11:16 AM

Yeah, I found it this morning.
I don't see how that could possibly be of any use to anyone.

rambleon, How did you run the LED strips? Wire it into the existing light? And would you happen to have pictures?!

And if anyone else has lighting solutions, let me know.
I really want something back there.

Blue5ive 10-18-2012 06:09 PM

A number of us have run led strips or blocks. The leds have just 2 wires so you can just splice into the 2 wires of the hatch light. Then just attach the led block/strip to the underside of where the cargo cover sits so its out of sight. You can even then run a wire from there to the other side and have lights on both sides and tuck the wire out of view behind the plastic I interior panels.

PRSman25 10-18-2012 06:42 PM

Yeah! I'm actually in the process of ordering a blue LED light kit from a fellow off of here, VonKrause I think is his name.

Looks pretty easy to install and provides a TON of light.

Blue5ive 10-18-2012 06:45 PM

Vonkrause is one of our local members here lol. You should be happy with it. The blue does put a lot of light.

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