Hatch light?

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  1. RCE1

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    I'm seeking a clean looking or OEM LED work light for the hatch area of my 4 Touring. I'm surprised one isn't stock on this model. I don't think I've ever had a car that didn't come with one, although the Golf was pretty dismal.
     
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    there's no hatch light, even on package four?(n) mine is on the inside of the fender, with an on off switch.
     
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    Yes there is. Just not LED.
     
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    ah, i misinterpreted the o/p, thank you.
     
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    Feeling kinda silly. It was there all the time, but turned off.
     
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    Problem solved. One less issue for Coast Cruiser.
     
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    could be brighter, though ;-)
     
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    Yeah, I was just going to say that it's duller than my old Cub Scout knife! That's why I only use my hatch in the daytime. LOL!
     
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    can't you put in an led bulb? someone put a light strip along the inside of the hatch bottom.
     
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    I upgraded to LEDs. Much better.
     
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    Where did you mount it - or did you replace the bulb in the small lamp enclosure?

    When it's really dark, I've opened a side door which increases the light very slightly, seeing there are 2 interior lights. That's when I convince myself that I NEED a brighter boot light - till I forget again.
     
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    I replaced the bulb in the enclosure.
     
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    Don't you just love the language we inherited from the UK folks?:D

    The first post in this thread has at least 3 interpretations and only one was intentional.
    1. Cannot find Cargo Light
    2. Replace cargo lamp with LED
    3. Add additional LED cargo lighting.

    Although options 2 & 3 are more common in this forum, option 1 was the correct one in this case.
     
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    Ha

    And ... I had said "... a brighter boot light ...".
     
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    The US has corrupted the English language & measurements.

    Canada is a little better, but they still tend to use hood/trunk instead of bonnet/boot. All 4 of those terms already have alternative definitions, though.
    Isn't precision grand? :LOL:
     
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    US English is actually apparently the original old English. It's the English who eventually corrupted it!
    Sorry for hijacking the thread.

    @krmcg - did you use a similar LED to close riders?


    @xliderider - was it a fairly easy job, without special tools? A direct exchange with no adapters needed, perhaps?
     
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    ... aargh. That should have been, '...similar LED to xliderider's.'

    (The dangers of predictive texting on a mobile keyboard!)
     
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    I just replaced the bulb. No field of lights.
     
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    Yes, the board tucks right in under the cover.
     
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