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    Hello all.

    When I got the Vec, the boot light didn't work at all, I pulled the bulb holder out to discover it wasn't connected. After a bit of fishing around behind the panel I got hold of the wiring and plugged it in and it worked. However now the winter is here, I've noticed the light is terribly dim, it's like lighting a tealight in a cave. Have people got any recomendations for a decent bulb to put in there that will actually light up the boot space?

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    hi mate a lot of guys put the led strip lite in the boot and just wire it to the boot lite

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    nope but do what i did and a couple of others and add led strips to either side of the plastic parcel self part (underneath). Best mod ever!

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    Ah okay, remember seeing some threads about people doing that just wasn't sure how they wired them in. Am I looking for any specific kind of light strip?

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    Just wire them into the original supply

    If they are leds they will take less current than the standard bulb so the wire will be more than capable

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    Right I'll order some off Ebay when I can then. Decided I might aswell just replace the bulbs in the interior light in the front too. Look nice if it all matches.

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    As above

    Exactly what I did, wired the strip lights into the supply for the crappy bulb

    Few pics:-

    Attachment 36303

    Attachment 36304

    Strip lights similar to THESE (30cm LED Striplight)

    Attachment 36306

    Hope that helps

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    thats exactly what i did also used those strip to do all the footwells too

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    I fitted a pair of these a while back. Made a huge difference, even after a few of the LEDs have since failed in one of the units.

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories

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    I just retrofitted another VX festoon bulb holder to the right side of the boot, took the feed directly off the original one, makes all the difference. replace the origional bulb with an LED one should improve things too.

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