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Again a big thanks to philthunder for this step by step guide into putting a rear light in the Juke to illuminate rear seat area I
used a truck LED marker light self adhesive (they come in pairs and the
other went as an extra boot light) to mount above edge of rear seat,
this gives good illumination for the rear and helps in the front.
Remove
front light cover and unclip it from the roof, clip pulls back on
right. Connector unclips, mind the Mic while you are working if fitted.
You
will need the lid off a 25mm plastic trunking smooth the end down so it
will not snag the fabric. Now before you do anything else feed the
trunking in pushing back to your chosen position. Feed you trunking
through front light pushing it to the rear keeping it central. You will
encounter a rib in the roof above the drivers head. You need a little
bend in the trunking shown below, this pushes it down and under. A
little wiggling and perhaps extra bend and it goes under, next there is a
felt pad in the middle of the roof, little bit of force and it goes
through.
This
is your trial run it clears the way. Now put a V notch in it as below,
leave some strength in the edges you don't want it acting as a plough! (
I used just a hole but it was fiddly finding where it was the V will
allow you to locate the screwdriver blade positivly)
Run
some string through this and the length of the lid. This needs to be a
little longer than where you are going to mount the light to the front
light.

Interior light fed off main light. You can connect to the +ve yellow wire and -ve this lights with doors open.

Or tap in to the centre light. This will give operation with interior light switch as well.

I found a simple connector strip easiest connector to use working in the light area.
Solder on to the rails in the narrow area, avoid melting the plastic. Hot melt glue holds it on.
With
your LED light extend the wires long enough to reach the front and
terminate easily. I used single thin wire soldered and shrink wrapped.
Keep it thin it has to feed through the roof lining. Push a small
screwdriver or similar through the roof lining where you want the light,
keep it in the middle there are air bag canisters near the rear boot hinges. Leave it pushed in the roof.
Put
a marker on your trunking from screwdriver to front light, this will
show how far you have pushed the trunking in and allow you to find the
screwdriver blade. Now feed you trunking through front light pushing it
to the rear keeping it central. You will encounter a rib in the roof
above the drivers head. You need a little bend in the trunking shown
here. A little wiggling and it goes under, next there is a felt pad in
the middle of the roof, little bit of force and it goes through.

Now
wiggle the trunking around until you see the screwdriver move. Hold the
screwdriver and push the trunking up to it until you feel them make
positive contact, this is where the V notch helps. When you are
satisfied the trunking is in contact with the screwdriver, remove it and
cut a small slot (make sure it is covered by your light). Now with thin
pliers, hook or whatever pull your string through.
Attach
your LED wires to the string firmly, tape etc you don't want them
falling off halfway through the roof. Ease your trunking and string back
out of the front pulling the wires through. The trunking helps clear
the way if you were thinking of just using the string.
You
can now connect either scotch locks to the +ve yellow -ve brown this
gives light on with doors. Or for full control connect to the centre
lamp note +ve and -ve way round.
Connect and test, all ok tuck the wires up in the roof and replace front lamp and new rear covering up your hole in the process!
 

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Kats wrote:Way too much effort for me, need to organise another meet and Phil Thunder can bring his tool kit!!!!!Form an orderly queueI'll file in behind you on that one Kat
 

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I think we need to have a PhilThunder meet were we sit back and have a bbq while he does his thing and puts nice lights into our cars. Ill even keep him topped up with booz (however my card would be first and by the time he has done 3 cars he would be dunk enough to superglue LEDs all over someones outer paintwork) hehe
 

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Nice mod :)I wonder how it would look with a little strip of white LEDs at the roofline over each rear door rather than a single light in the middle.Hhhhhmmm... and I said I wouldn't mod this one...
 

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Paul_S wrote:Nice mod :)I wonder how it would look with a little strip of white LEDs at the roofline over each rear door rather than a single light in the middle.Hhhhhmmm... and I said I wouldn't mod this one... I'd like to see that and if it works you might be doing mine
 

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Haha, I see that as no idle threat as we live nearby!!Looking at this pic again, I wonder about locating them at the join above the rear seat belt fixings:But maybe that would be too far back... I suppose the best thing to do would be to buy some LED strips, wire them up to the cig lighter and try them in a few different locations first.
 

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I really would love lights there. my son complains constantly about the lack of light. IMO, thats the biggest oversight NOT to have been remedied since the Juke came out,,,
 
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