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Newer models have an LED plug on passenger side rear (Vin 40k+)

I did not opt for premium lighting and was very disappointed with the feeble lighting of rear trunk.
After some fishing around, I found the LED power connector on the passenger side (same plug as the LED in glove box, and frunk) that was taped to a wire bundle but partially dangling. cutting the white securing tape gave another 3-4 inches of play. Checked on a multimeter and it activates only when trunk open! Yippie!
Was able to thread a wire through the back of the trunk between the liner and body with fish tape to the other side and now have 'ultra premium' lighting in rear!
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Yes, and there is NO power on it. :crying:

Well that is unfortunate, is the premium lighting enabled with a button on screen or is it always on?

Note that the lighting in the doors are NOT always on. I don't have it in my car to tell you when it does and doesn't work. So to FrederikC I suggest you recheck again under different situations.


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Jun 13, 2014
My VIN# is 50K+ so I hope to find same wires in rear trunk to add LED strips under the parcel shelf rests.

Q: are there 2 plugs available, one on each side of the car?

Where do I go in the car to find the plug, is full panel removal necessary, any write up with hints for what snaps and fasteners come into play to do panel R&R is hugely appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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