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As most have come to realize, the cargo lighting leaves much to be desired. First, if you have to access your car jack at night, the existing light is on the wrong side to be helpful, even with the brightest LED bulb you can put in there.

I've found LED lighting modules that replace the small access panels on the hatch door, but nothing for the Murano.

So I decided that I'd create my own. Here's a few pictures. The first one shows the first one completed and lit up, along with the few things need for the project. I bought the access panels for about $10 total. $10 for 5 LED panels, $5 for 5 small hobby boxes, and $12 for a 12" x 12" piece of white plexiglass.

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The next one shows where there's a very convenient place to cut out for a light placement.

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The last two photos are showing both pieces completed, the second showing the back of one of the access panels.

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I plan on finishing the wiring and installing them tomorrow. I'll post pictures of the lighting looks before and after. I plan on taking a few pictures of the installation and will post them if requested. Not sure if I want to take the time to do a video of the install. I might do a quick video showing the hatch opening before the new lighting and after the new lights are installed on the hatch.

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Finished up the cargo area lighting project. Not quite as bright as I'd like, but much better then it was. Definitely adds more light to the area. Here's a couple of pictures and a short before and after video. Kind of hard to see the difference on video, but you can see that there's generally more light after in the area.

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Looks great! Can you please provide links where did you buy all parts with exact part numbers?
 

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Looks good! I put this in my Murano when I had it. I tied it into the led trunk light and mounted it in the trunk. It was super bright. I thought of running wires to the other side as well to making it super bright but didn’t need to with just this one. Wish I had the pictures but I sold the vehicle 3 months ago.

 

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Looks great! Can you please provide links where did you buy all parts with exact part numbers?
I got everything on Amazon except for the access panels.

The LED assemblies:

White acrylic for lens:

Hobby box to hold LED assembly. Shave off the little nips that hold it together:

Access panels if you want to save your originals, part # 5. You have to order left & right:

On a side note, I'm creating another set of lights using the access panels I removed. When finished, I'll be offering the set for sale here on the forum with instructions on the installation. If anyone is interested, please let me know.

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Prices for the parts are in the listings.

If asking about the lighting assembly I'm making, I'm thinking between $35 - $40 and your old access panels so that I can make even another set.

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