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Thread: Trunk light panel - what's the deal with those things?

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    I need to do this, thx for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyNC View Post
    Thanks, gentlemen. I may see if there is some way to add a screw and keep it looking like a clean factory install.

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    That's what I did and works great. Bending that tab only worked for awhile on mine.
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    Cool. Where did you put the screw or screws?

    There is a guy on the Z4 forum that makes very nice LED trunk light strips. He works in the lighting industry and has access to high quality LEDs. I had him make a set for my Z4M, and I love them. I may see if he could do something similar for the ZHP, but I still need the trunk light panels mounted, so they aren't bouncing around in the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newjack View Post
    i clicked on this video thinking that it's some new method. Then I realized it's my own video I made forever ago That worked really well for me though. What I learned later on though was that you should press it down as far as you will go so that it doesn't turn on at all when you put it in. Then pry it up little by little so that it does. Since most of the time when you barely bend it, it's still too much pressure and eventually pops off again.

    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyNC View Post
    Cool. Where did you put the screw or screws?

    There is a guy on the Z4 forum that makes very nice LED trunk light strips. He works in the lighting industry and has access to high quality LEDs. I had him make a set for my Z4M, and I love them. I may see if he could do something similar for the ZHP, but I still need the trunk light panels mounted, so they aren't bouncing around in the trunk.

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    Couldn't you just buy a set yourself and do it? The best place I've found is to stick like a light bar right where the HK subs are mounted. It'll light up the whole entire trunk and you don't even need the stock ones anymore. That's what I've always done for customer installs and route the wire back to the one of the stock trunk panel sockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyNC View Post
    Cool. Where did you put the screw or screws?

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    Thanks for the pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyNC View Post
    Thanks for the pic!
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