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Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby joe.bloggs1 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:32 pm

The astra only comes with 1 boot light, but if you look at the opposite side you will notice a hole for another light. Order another bulb unit which only cost me £2.86 (that is cost price though) and buy some wire from eBay or wherever you want. Ive attached the packet the bulb came in so u no the part number. Then u just run the wire from one side to the other hiding it behind the trim and panels and hey presto. A nice cheap easy modification and double the light in the boot!
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby cornishtaz » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:49 pm

This is on go do list but I was going to use these

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 53&alt=web

Bit more expensive and some minor mods required but the light output is alot better.
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby sebati » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:59 pm

Could you add a photo of lights please?(:
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby joe.bloggs1 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:03 pm

sebati wrote:Could you add a photo of lights please?(:


As you can see ive added another boot light to the left. But i have also added an led strip to the inside lip of the car to brighten it up more. The total price was less than £6 for the extra light and led strip.
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby joe.bloggs1 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:07 pm

cornishtaz wrote:This is on go do list but I was going to use these

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 53&alt=web

Bit more expensive and some minor mods required but the light output is alot better.


No need for them. Too expensive and you will get about the same light output from these bulbs.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/351284342773
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby astramaster » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:11 pm

Final result looks very nice! :)
So, both lights and the led strip are all connected to the same power feed (the original lamp)?
Is the boot light can-bus controlled?
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby joe.bloggs1 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:40 pm

astramaster wrote:Final result looks very nice! :)
So, both lights and the led strip are all connected to the same power feed (the original lamp)?
Is the boot light can-bus controlled?


Thanks! No the boot isnt canbus, and as far as im aware none of the interior lights are. The number plate bulbs are though as i have 2 bulbs in it the now and im getting an error message. Have ordered the ones listed above so that should sort it.

Yes ive used the power feed for the origional bulb unit and connected the led strip and other bulb unit to it. Im not great with electrics but was told because im using leds it uses less power and is ok. All my interior bulbs have been changed to led also. Ive got 4x 15cm led strips im going to wire under my front and rear footwells. There will be pics when ive done that too.
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby astramaster » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:49 pm

Thanks.
Keep going on those good ideas. ;)
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby Proph » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:33 am

How did the footwell LEDs turn out? Also is the wire required for the boot light a single or double, sorry if it seems silly I don't get my car tool next week so can't check
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Re: Two boot lights instead of one!

Postby joe.bloggs1 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:12 pm

Proph wrote:How did the footwell LEDs turn out? Also is the wire required for the boot light a single or double, sorry if it seems silly I don't get my car tool next week so can't check


Not started on the footwell lights. Been on call at work so not had a minute. The boot light is a double wire.
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