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10-31-2012 03:33 PM
ViperThreat
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Originally Posted by Blue5ive View Post
Viperthreat, why are there no subs in your boxes lol?
Haha, there are, that pic was mid-install, its the only one i had handy showing off the lights.

Here is what you want:

10-30-2012 10:47 PM
rambleon84 Moved to ”MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades Chat”
10-30-2012 10:45 PM
rambleon84 Here are the pictures I said I would add. It might be helpful for anyone who is planning on doing this mod. It's fairly easy and inexpensive to do. The required skill level is pretty low.

Shot with the garage lights on. Big difference from the yellow incandescent bulbs to the white led lights


Driver Side:


Passenger side:


In the dark at about chest height:


In the dark from bumper height to show the strips:



From the driver side, I have both sets of LED's tapped into the original light's power. For the passenger side I ran wires from the power source, down and tucked into the area behind the inside bumper then up to the passenger side. None of the wires are showing, nice and clean install. I believe i bought the led strips from Amazon, just search led strips and they should pop up.
10-30-2012 07:27 PM
Blue5ive Viperthreat, why are there no subs in your boxes lol?
10-30-2012 02:34 PM
ViperThreat I picked up a set of led strips from autozone for $15, wired them into where the stock light was, and hid them on the very back of the hatch where the latch hits.



Definatley worth it.
10-30-2012 02:11 PM
PRSman25
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Originally Posted by rambleon84 View Post
Sorry PRSman (paul reed smith fan?) I didnt see this post sooner.
Bingo! I've got three.
They're amazing instruments.

That's what I ended up doing.
I bought a kit from VonKrause and wired it up pretty factory looking.
10-30-2012 01:59 PM
rambleon84
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Originally Posted by PRSman25 View Post
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?!
Sorry PRSman (paul reed smith fan?) I didnt see this post sooner.

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Originally Posted by Blue5ive View Post
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.
This is exactly what I did. The wires are perfectly hidden out of sight and power from the hatch light are more than enough to power two sets of led strips. I'll see if i cant get a good picture of the lights working tomorrow.

I believe my strips have either 6 or 9 white leds (self adhesive too) and then I just used some 18 or 20 gauge speaker wire i had laying around. I ran it under the hard plastic trim of the lower inside hatch area. I like it because it has a clean factory look, ie cant see anything unless you are really looking.
10-30-2012 10:25 AM
GrndZero I replaced mine since I installed a custom sub woofer box. I connected an LED strip with some extra wire so I could move the light around the trunk if needed.
10-29-2012 07:41 PM
Sniper Focus
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So I have a question the lense on my Svt is missing the one above the sub can I use any lense form a normal zx3 or do I have to try and find another Svt with one that's being parted out
They're the same in all Focus' from '00-11.
10-29-2012 05:32 PM
blue04svt So I have a question the lense on my Svt is missing the one above the sub can I use any lense form a normal zx3 or do I have to try and find another Svt with one that's being parted out
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