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Old Dec 27th, 2017, 21:21   #1
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Default Boot lighting upgrade

Hi again!
Another LED story today. The boot light in my S80 is bad in my 2007 S80 and was as bad in my previous S80. Fitted some LED upgrades in the original lights. The light got a bit better but nothing can change a poorly placed light source (too low and too far). Just put a bigger suitcase in the boot and one light is blocked. Do something on the other side and you cover the remaining light and do not see a thing. So the old 12V LED strip which was lying around got used again. Put some double sided adhesive tape on the LED strip (it has some already but it is too thin and plastic), soldered two wires and wrapped those with some adhesive tape so they have double insulation. Had to remove boot lining on the right side to access the wiring. Soldered the wires to the original boot light wire. The difference is tremendous.
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Done the same in my V70.
But hey.. Its kind of my portable workshop, that boot.
I need light..
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Old Dec 28th, 2017, 16:30   #3
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What kind of light strip and what did you wire to? One or other of the existing lights or to the circuit?

Yes, it can get dark in there!

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