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Old 09-04-2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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Some great ideas there.
 
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #12
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Now just lift the focus a foot, give it some all terrain tires and you're set!


jk, but seriously m8, good work!
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:21 AM   #13
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Thanks.....in case anybody is wondering about the use of all those hooks in the trunk, they come in handy for hanging shopping bags. Just happen to be the right height.

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Old 09-05-2008, 05:37 PM   #14
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And a little safety mod.....a set of reflectors on the inside of the hatch. When open, this places the reflectors about 6'8" in the air, and oriented vertical, so as to be highly visible from a long way off. These reflectors are almost 3' higher than the reflectors inside the tail lights.......plus you won't be blocking the things as you get stuff from the trunk.

I'm a practical sort of person.....



Package of four long strips from Walmart $8......You have to cut to fit.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:46 PM   #15
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wow lots of great ideas, some the factory should have included ok, since I'm here, and noticed you installed lights, anyone with a sedan know if we're supposed to have lighting in the trunk? I could have used it the other night :P
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:50 PM   #16
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Yeah, a ton of great ideas.

You sir are a man who likes rears
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:55 PM   #17
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Lots of nice stuff, but I think the CCFL light mod that on here somewhere would be a better option of adding light to the trunk area, but that's just me. :)
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Yeah it certainly would be better to have a light under the hatch cover.....it would illuminate the trunk better, particularly if it was loaded up. But there are clearance issues and wiring issues on this hatchback. A sedan would be no problem.

There are a limited number of suitable places on this model....where my new lites are located, provide good lighting that is really useful, and were installed easily.



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ah so that's how you did it....... I think it's definitely worth me trying... are those wiring harnesses? how did you hook those up? (sorry if it's in the front, I can't remember)
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That's a custom wiring harness made from a four-wire harness spool(from Walmart automotive section). I'm only using two of the wires. The other two wires are just there for future expansion. The two new lights have their harnesses connected, and then spliced into the existing trunk light.

So there's the OEM light up high, and the two new lower lights. It's plenty bright now, but not so bright as to be an irritation.
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