LED hatch light strip: Small price, huge upgrade!

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by Pri3C, May 5, 2021.

  1. Pri3C

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    Hey guys, I just posted this on the Prius subreddit and wanted to share here too.

    I picked up one of these led strips for my Prius C hatch for $9.39 on Amazon this week. This is the “Ice Blue” color.

    The kit comes with an adapter that fits into the bulb slot and an adhesive backing for the strip to sit below it. My adapter had two wires sticking out that I needed to curl around each side before inserting.

    The wire connections are flimsy, but I think I got everything in good after a few attempts. There was a black plastic piece behind the original bulb that I didn’t manage to fit back on, but I’ll save it in case I need to go back to a standard bulb in the future. Install looks clean, no wire slack, so the strip has to go directly below.

    We’ll see how it holds up on the road. I’ll update if I have issues. If all goes well this is big upgrade over the standard hatch bulb, which had very poor light output (as I'm sure all of you Prius C owners already know), and the price can’t be beat!

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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    well done, thanks!(y)
     
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