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Should this turn on automatically when the lift gate opens? The cargo area light has a switch but the light on the liftgate doesn't turn on at all and I have read the manual and searched and still nothing.
 

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Should this turn on automatically when the lift gate opens? The cargo area light has a switch but the light on the liftgate doesn't turn on at all and I have read the manual and searched and still nothing.
The cargo light is supposed to come on when the hatch is opened. You can override this behavior by selecting the off position of the switch.
 

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As Adam says, the light might be switched off in the trunk. There is a switch on the light itself.
 

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I saw that, in the cargo area. What I am referring to are the lights on the liftgate itself. When you open it, they're on the end of it. I can take a pic after work
 

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Are you referring to the license plate lights? They're visible on the bottom of the hatch lid whilst open.
 

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Are you referring to the license plate lights? They're visible on the bottom of the hatch lid whilst open.
Sounds like it?

Try turning the sidelights on Rich.
 

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I think he is asking about the 2 lights on either side of the Lift Gate opening button. These will come on at night only I have found. They do not come on during the day.
 

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I think he is asking about the 2 lights on either side of the Lift Gate opening button. These will come on at night only I have found. They do not come on during the day.
Really? I love my clever CX-3.
 

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I think he is asking about the 2 lights on either side of the Lift Gate opening button. These will come on at night only I have found. They do not come on during the day.
Aren't those the license place lights?!
 

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Aren't those the license place lights?!
I am sure you are right! I am a bit of a glue head today and for some reason thought they were something different. :eek:
 

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Actually, up until 2006 model came out Mazda Miata owners like me used the license plate lights to see inside the tiny trunk!

For actual cargo area light, OE is very dim so I upgraded to this one. I pulled one out of my 2013 Miata Club (which I put in as upgrade) and there's quite a difference.

JDM ASTAR Super Bright AX-2835 Chipsets Error Free 1.25 inches DE3175 DE3021 DE3022 3175 LED Interior Map Dome Lights, Xenon White
by JDM ASTAR
Link: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00HE6CI58

It is a bout a millimeter longer, but will fit with no issues.
 

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Well, I have have just installed this two nice LED lights in the tailgate as I was looking to get more lights I my boot. I found the kit on EBay ?? 2B36327F-4280-4FBD-AABC-024BA30829F1_1559752205999.jpg
 
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