April 19, 2007

Prototype Glovebox Light

One of the things that annoy me about the Fit is the lack of a glove-box light. Trying to find something in there at night is like sticking your hand into a raffle box; never knowing what you'll grab out of there, and hoping you got what you really wanted.

There's been a few different lights installed into the glove-box of the Fit, and many other cars that didn't come from the factory with them. Most requires at least basic knowledge of electrical wiring to install. I have no problems with wiring up lights in a car, but I wanted to see if I can find a solution that's easy enough for anyone to install in almost any car.

So far, the setup in this teaser picture I've installed in my Fit is looking very promising. Extremely simple install without wiring. And unlike some previous glove-box lights posted, turns on when the lid is open, and off when closed.

I will keep you updated on the progress of this item.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You got me think'n why not a light in the glovebox? So went to one of my favorite places in the world the local junkyard and got a switch from a Nissan Pathfinder's glovebox. The light is a flat LED that is on a tiny circiut board,almost too bright! Fuse the power from the upper part of the fuse box that is hot all the time and all is bright at night.
Thankx Mate