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Old 07-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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How To Install Led Trunk Light

If you are like me and think that replacing the factory bulb just is not light enough. and you have leds on the interior this makes everything look great for show and function.

I saw there was no how to for this install and figured it would help anyone trying to do this.

* this uses the factory trunk light so when you open the trunk the light comes on and closing turns it off

Duration: 45 minutes

Tools:
Wire strippers
Electrical Tape
Zip ties
flexible LED strip color your choice (key word flexible!!)
factory replacement bulb is optional


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Old 07-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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first off get the factory bulb out of the white case and remove the black wire holders in the trunk.


these are the replacement bulbs I used price about 4 dollars autozone
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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These are the flexible led strips i only used one since one was bright enough
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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strip back the electrical tape to reveal orange wire and black wire not sure of the stripes on each color varies per years
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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strip back the wiring and dont cut the wires or let them touch because they have 12 volts running through them the trunk is open..
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I used the orange wire as positive and black as negative after testing them always test the wires for correctness..

Then i Military spliced into each wire by separating the wire of each and running the wires for the leds through each one respectively, negative to negative positive to positive!!

Then twist the wires around the factory wiring so they are secure
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* once connected the lights will turn on this is ok the trunk is open

- when doing this the lights eventually turn off like factory if they do just close the trunk and open it again theyll turn back on
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tape up the wires and ziptie them for strength like so
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also put in the replacement bulb if you like or have one
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I ran the wiring through the left side behind the carpet
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