replacing the trunk light with LEDs

Brighten up the ND MX-5 trunk!

I'm sure many people would agree that more light is required inside the trunk of the ND MX-5 on a dark evening. The factory trunk light is about as useful as a small candle. So let me show you how easy it is to upgrade to a proper, super bright LED dome light.

First, lets take a look at the baseline, this is what we start with.
So looking down at the trunk light, first thing to do is ensure you switch it off. You will notice it is mounted on a plastic cover, with a carpet wall further along to the right (up the left side of the car).
I find the easiest way to remove the plastic light is to slide your finger in behind the plastic cover and push the light out from the back.
You will be able to feel the top of the light housing, and it will easily pop out with a small amount of pressure.
With the light housing exposed, the easiest way to remove the globe is to lever it out with a screwdriver. There is a sprung contact on the plug end of the light housing which is the end you need to focus on to get the bulb removed.
Remember to turn the switch to the ON position to check you have your LED polarity correct before you put things back together.
I'm really pleased I did this to my ND as it really lifted the light level and got rid of the dull candle light glow. A classy and cheap improvment. Remember, the trunk light and interior dome light use the same style of festoon globe.