I just finished installing and wiring the rear hatch LED lights....what a pain in the arse that was...I had to pull the entire interior hatch panel off to be able to do the wiring....it SUCKED!!!
rboots said this was easy........well, in my opinion, it was very tedious.
It probably took me about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish.
The wire those LED's come wired with is extremely thin and somewhat difficult to strip and splice.
I had to add additional wire to the wire the LED's came with to make it long enough to comfortably splice into the existing rear hatch light wiring.
I could not find any way to snake the LED wiring through the rear hatch interior door panel without taking it off - for me, there just was not enough space to work.
Once I took the rear hatch interior panel off completely, it made things somewhat simpler - although I did break one of the plastic clips that holds it in place.
Fortunately I had some left over clips from my old door molding that I took off yesterday, that I saved - which will temporarily substitute nicely for the one I broke today, until I can order a new one.
But it's done, it works and it looks pretty damn good if I do say so myself, can't wait to see it tonight.
I also replaced the rear hatch light that I broke with the new one that I ordered from the dealership and replaced the original bulb it came with with an LED.
A couple of daytime pics:
I'll take some night-time pics tonight.