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|17th September 2009, 19:39||#1|
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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?
|17th September 2009, 19:48||#2|
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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.
|17th September 2009, 19:53||#4|
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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.
|17th September 2009, 19:53||#5|
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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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