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Old 12-16-2020, 02:34 PM   #11
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JV and Stuka...thought they were different? Proof they're not!!!!!
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Old 12-16-2020, 02:45 PM   #12
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This worked. Thank you!!!!

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There is a light in the cargo area. It's in the door. Sorry for the crap picture, my phone camera fogged up. There is a switch on it, so maybe it's turned off?



The odometer is in the right display, as is the outside temp.

Ah. I will look for the light switch. And Dan led me in the right direction for the info displays. I had not tinkered with the little stem gizmo. Thank you!

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Old 12-16-2020, 02:46 PM   #13
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So, I checked out that tailgate light and it was already switched on. Just doesn't do very much to illuminate the dark cargo interior...

Thanks for the advice, though!
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So, I checked out that tailgate light and it was already switched on. Just doesn't do very much to illuminate the dark cargo interior...

Thanks for the advice, though!
I swapped to LEDs in the tailgate for my 4runner and they made a huge difference. Guessing they have something equivalent for your Mazda, just be sure to research a bit and not buy some crappy ebay ones.(which I might of done initially )
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seems a common complaint

https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/inde...ade.123867040/

https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/inde...led.123861319/
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I swapped to LEDs in the tailgate for my 4runner and they made a huge difference. Guessing they have something equivalent for your Mazda, just be sure to research a bit and not buy some crappy ebay ones.(which I might of done initially )
The Outback we had came with LED interior lights the dealer had installed while it sat on the lot as an extra markup item (that, if I paid for, was included in the price I negotiated).

I did not realize how much of a difference they made until I got into a same generation Outback with the OE lights. Wow.

Then, I looked up pricing on the LEDs for a DIY home upgrade and my reaction was, "Why doesn't everyone do this?"
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I put LEDs in the E90's reverse lights because they are tiny, tiny bulbs from the factory. It's nice to get useful light from them, especially with the too-dark tint that came on the car.
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Have an offer in on a house. If it come through, maybe I can install better garage lighting.

Multiple offer situation, though. So who knows.
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