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BigMikeD215 12-14-2012 09:14 PM

leds in trunk
 
anyone have any ideas. how to replace that ugly halogen in the trunk cargo area.. I want some nice ambient light for my box/subs.. i cant stand how dim and amber it is now.

some said its a 2825 light but idk how to pull the bulb loose to check without burning my hand grr.

Sniper Focus 12-14-2012 09:30 PM

It's a 194 incandescent; and I replaced mine with a flank SMD LED 194 bulb and it lights up the whole hatch. Pop the trunk and quickly take it out before it gets too hot, lol.

BigMikeD215 12-14-2012 10:04 PM

awesome.. im right on it sniper any idea how to unscrew it????..

this is going along with my license plate smd's

Sniper Focus 12-14-2012 10:16 PM

Twist the socket and that will detach it from the lens and pull the bulb out. There's also a release tab on the back of the lens if you need to pull that out first.

katiekay 12-14-2012 10:48 PM

You could also cut the wires off the back of the trunk light and wire in led strips! All the LED's are wired into the OEM light

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...44192527_n.jpg
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calebstubstad 12-15-2012 01:53 AM

what pyro did is also what I did, just cut the wires and wired in 4 SMD 5050 leds from oznium. works well, nice and bright easy to do too

SkyPilot 12-15-2012 08:52 AM

LED strips can be had on ebay for around $10 and in any color. I just wanted to be able to see all my junk at night

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../photocopy.jpg

rambleon84 12-15-2012 09:16 AM

another vote from me for leds

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...t=light&page=3

vermen1993 12-22-2012 11:10 AM

Pyroinsa stole my thunder, I did mine the same way. and as far as taking the bulb out before it gets too hot, I dropped the back seats and crawled in from the cabin so that the light wouldn't turn on. as for the strips, I just went to autozone and grabbed two blue LED strips and wired them into the old wiring, now when I shut my trunk, the LED's shut off as well, no extra wiring involved. It took me maybe 20 minutes all said and done.

BigMikeD215 12-22-2012 12:39 PM

Anyone ? Get me the wires to be spliced for two led strips...


I seen there is a couple bunched.


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