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    Question Adding more light

    does anyone have any suggestions for adding more light to the interior back seats and trunk of the car?

    I find the hatch and back seat areas too dark at night, and was hoping for some ideas or some examples of what others have done.

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    I went to the auto wrecker and bought a second trunk light. I installed it on the opposite side. I also took a dome light from a Nissan Juke, which has 3 lights instead of just one. It makes quite a bit of a difference.
    All my lights are upgraded to LED. (Notice The left LED trunk light is much brighter then the right side LED, same brand bifferent model)

    But I am still considering installing a light for the back, maybe ill put a light under each front seat. Whatever I usually search for tend to end up on the floor anyways.

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    Does the Juke like fit right in place where the Micra light is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayward_0ne View Post
    Does the Juke like fit right in place where the Micra light is?
    Yup. Take the old one out plug the new one in... Super easy. I changed it in the parking lot of the auto wrecker before I left.

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    I was thinking of something like this(just an example in the picture). Something along the lines of a wide led light that hooks into power with a 168/192 bulb connector. Nissan Jukes aren't the easiest to find where I live. Also, having 3 of the same switches on one housing doesn't look right.

    For the backseats I can't think of anything at the present moment.

    For the hatch if you have a cargo cover, I thought of getting a long work light and putting it behind the lip of the cover(I think there is a lip but I don't have a cover so I can't say for sure). So when you lift it, you have the light shining down on all your stuff. If you don't have the cover, the only thing I can think of is having a light with a magnet and putting it on the metal to shine down. It's hard to put the last idea into words without actually showing. *Note* these last ideas would just run on batteries.

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    ABMicra17, I was just looking at your picture and I had bought a set of two of those COB lights. They are bright.

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    I had one of them installed in the original dome/roof light. Big improvement for sure. Those COB lights like you have pictured have sticky tape on the back of them. At least the ones I got had it. Got'em off eBay.

    Chef Groleau is right about the Juke light fitting. I myself couldn't find one at a wrecker so I ordered one from AliExpress last summer. It was for a Qashqai and used this number to search for it; 26430-3ZA1A. That is what is in my car now. They cost a lot more now too. My Uncle's Cube seems to have the same three position light also so they probably fit too.

    I like the idea of the second light as Chef Groleau has done. Looks great. I may "copy" it. Back seats could use some light but I'm not sure about how to go about it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilGeckos View Post
    Back seats could use some light but I'm not sure about how to go about it yet.
    Easiest and quickest way... Cut a hole in the roof liner where it bulge down in the middle. Then run a short wire the the front dome light. I might do that and use the light that was originally in the front... Mind you if i install a second 3 bulbs fixture. The interior would now be stupidly bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilGeckos View Post
    ABMicra17, I was just looking at your picture and I had bought a set of two of those COB lights. They are bright.

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    I had one of them installed in the original dome/roof light. Big improvement for sure. Those COB lights like you have pictured have sticky tape on the back of them. At least the ones I got had it. Got'em off eBay.

    Chef Groleau is right about the Juke light fitting. I myself couldn't find one at a wrecker so I ordered one from AliExpress last summer. It was for a Qashqai and used this number to search for it; 26430-3ZA1A. That is what is in my car now. They cost a lot more now too. My Uncle's Cube seems to have the same three position light also so they probably fit too.

    I like the idea of the second light as Chef Groleau has done. Looks great. I may "copy" it. Back seats could use some light but I'm not sure about how to go about it yet.
    How bright are those?



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