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Old 01-29-2015, 08:36 PM
ezaircon4jc ezaircon4jc is offline
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Trunk light

Yes, I searched and can't seem to find a solution....

I tried installing a couple of LED strips to the trunk to increase the illumination. I wired it correctly, to the best of my knowledge (+ to + and - to -) and before I could finalize the installation, the trunk light no longer illuminates. Anyone know which fuse controls the light? In which fuse box it lives? Glove box light works and the bulb looks good..... There doesn't seem to be power to the socket. I got a low battery shutting off some electronics warning. Could that be the problem?

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Old 02-07-2015, 09:31 AM
ezaircon4jc ezaircon4jc is offline
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Problem solved... Fuse 154 in trunk fuse box. I blew it again when reinstalling the LED light bar. I was using double-sided tape and it apparently wasn't thick enough and one of the pins sticking out of the back must have grounded against the metal. Thicker tape and all is well. Going to add two more strips today!! Seems manufacturers don't expect the trunk to be accessed at night as the provided light isn't of much use.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:19 PM
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In case anyone is interested, here is the result. I used 4 LED strips with (IIRC) 6 LEDs each.

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