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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 11:14 AM
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If you are willing to dig in, a lot you can do back there.

I have a net made from Paracord, super easy, cheap, and you may be able to find the hard points intended for the ceiling hooks and use something simple like an eye bolt or something.

I have several project threads for the various parts of what went into my rear cargo area. I added lights into the ceiling and rear door, tied into the BCM so it comes on with the door and auto timeout or manual lock on. I have a paracord roof net. LOBO rack with under rack lighting wired in with the ceiling lights so they come on with the door and everything the ceiling lights do.

Then below that is a lock in-out platform that allows access to under floor storage as well.

It was a lot of work, and it wasn't exactly cheap if I were to try to add it all up. But I love the setup, it turns the cargo area into a super useful space. I think what makes me the most happy with it is it's unique and I did it myself, grab ideas from it and other's here with awesome setups, and you should be able to formulate a plan on what you would like to do. It's not as hard as it looks once you get elbow deep into it. (I've had the entire cargo area interior pulled out, twice....)

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I put in the warm white HP6 bulbs from Diode Dynamics. Plenty of light and only 10 bucks per bulb. A little expensive but the warm white doesnt wash out all the color at night.
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Originally Posted by General_Tarfun View Post
You can upgrade the factory cargo light and it definitely helps a lot but the best thing to do really is add some more lights that are spread out around the cargo area. That way instead of one extremely bright light you have a more even illumination of everything. One thing that's nice about the X is there's plenty of space behind the interior plastics to install a small led and run some wiring.

Nissan really stopped putting in dome lights in the later year lower models? That's nuts they got that cheap.
Correct sir I have no dome light....super annoying. i do have a design for the trunk setup just looking to optimize the headliner area.

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