Something I've done with Chevy trucks and their HORRIBLE backup lights -- get a pair of SUPER bright driving lights, mount them to the rear bumper (or tuck them up under the bumper so only the housing shows), and wire them into the wiring for the backup lights. Put the truck in reverse, and you can go stand behind it and get a nice tan. It'* a HUGE improvement.
EDIT: I guess that doesn't really answer your question Andrew...although you could use the same technique and just mount the lights a bit further forward so that they're not so noticable from behind.
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