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Old 05-03-2020, 03:33 AM   #1
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How to Question: Installing 12v LED light strip in rear cargo bay

I want to install a 12v LED light strip inside of the exterior rear cargo bay located at the rear of my Classic M30 RQB (above rear bumper, below rear window) and am uncertain as to where I can "tap into" an existing 12v circuit.

Anyone done this (I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this or recognize the need for)?

If yes, where did you "tap" to gain 12v+ power feed. I did contact Airstream CS but of course their answer was to run a complete new circuit all the way forward to the 12v distribution panel located below the wardrobe cabinet in the center of the coach (PITA). Given my intended use of the 12v LED light strip will only be when I am accessing the cargo area, I do not see the need to run a complete new wiring circuit and would think there is something far closer to the location that I can tap into.

My plan is to install a 48" 12v DC LED light strip with a button switch activated only when the cargo door is open. (off when closed).

Will appreciate all input.
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:29 AM   #2
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I tapped into the circuit for the little existing manual light in the corner.
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This is an easy one... inside your storage area you would have a small light already in place.
Best would be to pull that fixture and access 12 volt power there. If you access or “tap” ithe Power on the “switched” side of that light you can use the current lights switch to turn the new LeD light strip on and off.
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This is an easy one... inside your storage area you would have a small light already in place.
Best would be to pull that fixture and access 12 volt power there. If you access or “tap” ithe Power on the “switched” side of that light you can use the current lights switch to turn the new LeD light strip on and off.
News to me! I was unaware a light is already installed in there. It so dark I can barely see inside partially due to our pre-owned Classic already having the Famina bike rack installed on it which makes it a bit more challenging to gain access to begin with. I'll be on the hunt for it now.

Thanks for the prompt replies.
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I tapped into the circuit for the little existing manual light in the corner.
Left or right corner?
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Rear storage bay Light

Our 2013 FC28 RBQ has an LED light mounted on the left side.
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Smile Rechargeable Led's

I used to hard wire everything no matter how much trouble it was. Then we found these three years ago, they last one to four months on a charge depending on usage.

I have them in the cabinets in the house, my truck cover or anywhere there is a dark place. They just stick on with a magnetic strip and can be removed easily to use as a hand held light too.

Check out these links on Amazon:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://smile.amazon.com/Wardrobe-Ox...8610344&sr=8-5

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