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      tailgate LED retrofit

      After lots of thread searching, I need some help.

      Am after a suitable solution to replace the tailgate / luggage compartment LED fitting with an improved LED retrofit.
      The OEM fitting has a pathetic dull single LED fixed to a all-in-one circuit board.
      XC60 2014/2015 build.

      Anyone have any luck here?
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      I'm also interested. Just swapped the rest of mine to LED in my V60, disappointed in the cargo area lights
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      Quote Originally Posted by ckmack View Post
      I'm also interested. Just swapped the rest of mine to LED in my V60, disappointed in the cargo area lights
      Same for me too, so I have light bought 4x 12-24v LED flush bullet lights to install in the tailgate and side panels. Plan is for two in the tailgate and two side panels run off the existing 12v interior tailgate active light. I'll let you know how I get on.

      So I've installed the lights now and am very very happy with the result. I bought 10x led bullet light form amazon, link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075L9S1...395841_TE_dp_1

      Installation was very straight forward, I was pushed for time so may install two more lights linked to this chain around the wheel well area of the boot.

      Link to photos: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0ZJ8GySPJEKK6Y

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      I have a pretty powerful 41mm LED festoon bulb which gets mush better results compared to a regular bulb.

      A very clean look would be to grab another stock bulb socket and mount it symmetrically on the other side of the hatch and wire them together. All that would be required would be to cut the trim panel to the same size as the other hole. Part number for the lamp holder is 30754443. Only $15ish...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Glennda5id View Post
      I have a pretty powerful 41mm LED festoon bulb which gets mush better results compared to a regular bulb.

      A very clean look would be to grab another stock bulb socket and mount it symmetrically on the other side of the hatch and wire them together. All that would be required would be to cut the trim panel to the same size as the other hole. Part number for the lamp holder is 30754443. Only $15ish...
      OP is talking about the ones that have a soldered LED light, not the festoon bulbs like the early models have.
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