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Old 17th September 2009, 19:39   #1
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Default DIY Trunk Lamp in Vista - Need help

Am looking to setup a lamp in the trunk of my vista. It doesnt come with one and there have been many a times where I badly wanted one. I am planning to go to an auto shop and check out some of the lamps and switches they may have. Am thinking the switch would link up with the trunk lid, so it switches on automatically when the trunk is opened. But no idea where to source the power from.
Would appreciate if anyone can give some pointers on any switches\wires\lamp enclosures they may have used. And what would be a good place to get them from? Any auto shop ok?
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A simpler alternative would be to get the battery operated LED lamp (they switch on, once pushed) & stick it at a convenient location.
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doesnt the vista have a 12V socket in the rear?
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doesnt the vista have a 12V socket in the rear?

Just what i had in mind for my cousins Vista.

They have a charging point at the rear, doing a bit of R& D in getting an acutal LED fitment.

Will update once done.
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A simpler alternative would be to get the battery operated LED lamp
+1 to that. I installed this in my Alto's glovebox and a lot of people have asked me if the light is now a new standard fitment on the Alto. It is very bright and illuminates the entire glovebox brilliantly.

As they are LEDs the batteries last long as well. I accidentally left the light on twice and the batteries are still working fine.

Saves you the hassle of wiring and tampering with the electrical system of the car.

Do let me know if you want pics.

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Just what i had in mind for my cousins Vista.

They have a charging point at the rear, doing a bit of R& D in getting an acutal LED fitment.

Will update once done.
Its fairly straightforward. The LED info is already there on benny's LED DIY thread. All you need is a magnetic reed switch look for one at electronics component shops
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