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Old 10-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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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.
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.

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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My '04 SVT has one. It is part of the subwoofer "carpet" cover.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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You could always light up your hatch like this!!!

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:59 AM   #5
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It's under the left side plastic trim pieces that hold the cargo cover.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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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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