How to find or order or make a cargo shade for your FX?

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How to find or order or make a cargo shade for your FX?

Postby imnprsd » Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:25 pm

Can anyone tell me what they did to add a security cargo shade to their trunk? For obvious reasons I need to hide the stuff I store in my trunk.

I don't think Infinity offered these, but maybe I am wrong about that, and/or you can tell me where to buy one from an aftermarket supplier?

Has anyone used another car's trunk cargo shade for use in their FX35 or FX45? ...Has anyone modified a generic car shade like this one you can buy on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/Vesul-Tonneau-Re ... 65&sr=1-22
or this one on Ebay for a 2019-2020 Infinity:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/133945310753?h ... Sw~~Rhn6Km


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Re: How to find or order or make a cargo shade for your FX?

Postby VStar650CL » Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:11 pm

They did make one, p/n H4982-CG025, but it's discontinued. Someone else here may know in better detail, but I'm told you can swap the cargo area side panels for a set from an '05 and use the later style tonneau cover 84982-CL70B.

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$72 Solution That Works Great!

Postby imnprsd » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:32 pm

OP UPDATE: This Is a great trunk cover for your FX if your model did not come with one. An it's just $72 and only 15 minutes to install.

After trying several other cargo cover widths, I found this one fit almost perfect in my 2004 Infiniti FX45.

COMPLAINT/PROBLEM: A lot of older FX models did not come with a factor trunk cover (aka Tonneau Cover) and in my 2004 FX the side plastic walls did not come "cut-outs" or hardware to hold the recoiling cover crossbar.

The solution for me was to buy this trunk cover on Amazon designed to fit a Rear Trunk Cargo Cover Compatible for Grand Cherokee 2011-2021.
They call it a “Retractable Rear Trunk Cover Security Shade Shield” and it only costs $72. Here’s the website link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KTX2DH4?ps ... ct_details

Installation is easy. Just adjust the 3 headrest straps, but not too tight. This is to give the cover enough “slack”so you cover you trunk contents without much tension in the cover.
The "cover real" just sits on the side window shelf nicely. (NO hardware needed.) ...And then you just pull the cover towards the floor mat handle... add a shower “S-hook" to hold the cover in place... and now all your trunk items are hidden from view.

Note: I also drilled a small hole in the plastic cover "hook-n-place-tab" and added a twist tie to make a small loop. And with this loop I can hook and hold the cover in place by utilizing the Infiniti trunk hooks already in place. This leaves the cover laying nicely flat, but you can see about 8” of trunk space that is not covered in this position. …Still, you might want to leave the cover in this position most of the time, because it’s not that often your trunk is will to the max. At least my trunk is not kept that full.

PICTURES: Go to this website: https://www.infinitifx.org/threads/need ... unk.37559/

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Re: How to find or order or make a cargo shade for your FX?

Postby imnprsd » Sat Feb 19, 2022 1:04 am

OP update: Use a "S-Hook" to hold the cover to the truck latch. Works great!
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Re: How to find or order or make a cargo shade for your FX?

Postby imnprsd » Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:17 pm

I found this cover is working great; and because it's the perfect width it and rest on its own between the window sills.

I don't even use the straps over the head rest and it covers just fine. Plus using the straps makes it hard to drop the seats.

Also, using a large S-Hook is the way to go to hold the cover at an angle and it hides everything unless you have a lot of stuff in your trunk. I also taped it in place using duct tape so the S-Hook does not get lost. IMO this is the cheapest and best way to cover your items in your trunk!


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