Did you replace the interior trunk light as well? The light back there is so dim I usually grab my flashlight for assistance.
Not yet, what I do is pull the bulb then go find an equivalent.
And I've noticed the same thing. I've got to look (and trace) the wiring to see if it would be a simple matter of wiring a strip of LED's inline. I don't think it's going to work if the on/off switch is the only activation for it.
If I were to order the Phillips LED plate lights online, what is the part number or description? Would the trunk have the same bulb?
The LP lights I got were Sylvania ZEVO's in a 194 base. They are plenty bright and light the area up just fine. I got my bulbs at the local parts store.
My next "small project" is replacing the B/U light with an LED and then I was thinking of doing the headlights with LED but am probably going to go with Phillips x-Treme Ultinon's in the fogs and then use Sylvania ZXE's in the hi/lo locations.
What I REALLY wish is someone would make a "strobe" unit that could plug in-line with the third brake light that would perform a function similar to this (which has programmable flash modes)
The spare flash unit I have will not work as it expects a 12v load coming in and apparently it's lower than that going to the third light.