LED Lighting (Interior)


September 20/2019


Tailgate DE3175 / 31MM FESTOON



An older 28mm festoon I had laying around.



February 8/2020

Lighting in the cargo area is terrible, so I am adding one or two LED strips.....


    






    
 

LED strip from Oznium; 12v, 20", side emitting, cool white.



    
LED strip mounted to the top of the tailgate on the interior panel.



         
Left side. Drilled a hole in the panel and the ribbing for the wire to go through, then put some hot glue on the panel
and around the wire to keep it in place. This wire doesn't need power, so I cut it, folded it back and shrink tubed it.



    
Right side. Drilled a hole in the panel and the ribbing for the wire to go through, then put some hot glue on the panel
and around the wire to keep it in place.



         
Had this 2 pin plug left over from a previous project; connected it to the right side wiring.




February 9/2020



    
All done with this part.




March 9/2020



     
The proper 31mm bulb.




130 lumens.




April 10/2020



    







    
Soldered connections. This way the LED can be manually turned off with the factory light.








Ready to go in the car.







Routed the wire down the right side of the tailgate, following the main harness.




My wire was a bit short, so I removed one of the zap straps.







              
    
    



   




Lower and side trim on.



    
All done.



    



    



         
Dusk.



         
Night.



















    
Off, on.



    



         




If you have any comments, suggestions, or see any errors, please let me know..... cbradley@telus.net

Last updated on Marh 9/2020

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