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Old 12-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Trunk/Hatch Lighting Mod

I was going to do these mod: here

But I do not want to cut off those light, so would it be ok to tap in the wires as in to splice together? Or it would cause some conflict with the electricity volts or somewhat?


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Old 12-11-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Voltage wont change you will have a higher draw because of the added light.. But what you can do is use to tap in and you can just disconnet the Light without cutting it...

Its no big deal if you do cut it nothing a little solder and shrink wrap cant fix...
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You will be fine.
The worst case scenario is the fuse will pop.
How many cathodes are you planning to add? 1-2pcs you will be fine.
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Yeah, taking off the light and two WHITE cathodes will do.

Alright, thanks for your responses, guys!
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no you will be wiring it in parallel so the voltage will stay the same, the resistance will go down and the current will go up, the worst you can do is burn a fuse since i imagine cathodes don't draw too much current for the wiring that is there.

go for it.
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Do this method for no splicing. Make sure red goes to the red side of the plug, and black to black. There is so little power draw from cathodes the electrical system won't be affected.
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i think when i did mine, i just used the same gauge power wire that came with the cathodes and then put them down inside the plug and then slid the bulb back into the plug. works great cuz i still have the factory light plus i have the cathodes. and i haven't had any problems with it at all, no fuse pops or nothing. if you want i can take a pic tomorrow for you. pm me
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I already installed the cathodes, I rid of the factory/stock bulb, unfortunately, I let it slip out of my hand which is now nowhere to be found. :(

I added the blue cathodes, and the size is too short and I want white cathodes, so I will be putting in the cathodes extension wires and white cathodes, then it will be a true trunk lighting mod!!
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yea, unless you are going for looks, stick with white if you want usable light in your trunk. 2 white cathodes was plenty for my sedan trunk.
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yea, unless you are going for looks, stick with white if you want usable light in your trunk. 2 white cathodes was plenty for my sedan trunk.
Exactly my plan. I thought I'd go with blue cathodes, but figured white will do. Blue is just temporary.
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