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Adding more light to the Boot Area (That's the Trunk for all you US readers).

I find that the standard little light off to one side is way too dim and too easy to cover with "stuff" to be of much use.
My thought is to add a strip light across the inside surface of the rear door - close to the bottom edge. That should throw some well dispersed light into the boot space when the door is open.
Has anyone tried to do something like this?

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Re: Adding more light to the Boot Area (That's the Trunk for all you US readers).

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I find that the standard little light off to one side is way too dim and too easy to cover with "stuff" to be of much use.
My thought is to add a strip light across the inside surface of the rear door - close to the bottom edge. That should throw some well dispersed light into the boot space when the door is open.
Has anyone tried to do something like this?
What year are you talking about? My 2016 has a light below the side windows on both sides and the rear dome light also illuminates when the hatch is opened. I'm not performing surgery in there but get plenty of light. Is yours different?
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Adding more light to the Boot Area (That's the Trunk for all you US readers).

Mine is a 2014. It only has one rather dim light over to the left, and the overhead light seems to be more for the rear seats than the bootspace, so it doesn't really help a lot. Enough light to perform surgery would be just about right, I reckon .
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Re: Adding more light to the Boot Area (That's the Trunk for all you US readers).

I have one either side (2015) but like you the roof light is way too far forward to be of use. I was thinking of first replacing the side lights with LED and if still nit enough light then a strip but I was thinking across the top of the tailgate above the window. Haven't really thought too much more into it yet..
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Re: Adding more light to the Boot Area (That's the Trunk for all you US readers).

I replaced both side lights with the biggest LEDs I could retrofit without fabrication. It's an improvement, but with the lights down low if you put *anything* in the back, your lights are invariably blocked anyway.
I'll probably retrofit something at the back end in the ceiling when the outdoor environment improves enough for me to want to work outside. :-)

Brad.
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Re: Adding more light to the Boot Area (That's the Trunk for all you US readers).

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I have one either side (2015) but like you the roof light is way too far forward to be of use. I was thinking of first replacing the side lights with LED and if still nit enough light then a strip but I was thinking across the top of the tailgate above the window. Haven't really thought too much more into it yet..
I couldn't figure out what you guys were talking about so I just took another look. My rear roof light is directly above the middle of the rear seat back and provides plenty of light for the storage area...BUT...I have the full length sunroof so it probably is placed well rear of the position without the glass roof. It seems like the farther back position would work best for all since it certainly still puts plenty of light in the second row seats.

So, the solution is simple...get a sawzall...
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