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Under hood light by donuteater306
Started on: 10-21-2014 12:00 PM
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Report this Post10-21-2014 12:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for donuteater306Click Here to Email donuteater306Send a Private Message to donuteater306Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a couple of underhood lights that I was going to install on the engine compartment deck lid. That is, until I realized that because of the steep angle, they'd be shining in my face and not on the engine when the lid is open. Any suggestions, other than to go buy a flashlight? Lol I'm sure other's have made this mod.

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Report this Post10-21-2014 12:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Look for lights that shine down, not out... sort of like the old license plate lights on bumpers.
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Report this Post10-21-2014 12:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hiwil88formulaClick Here to Email hiwil88formulaSend a Private Message to hiwil88formulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think late 90's Silverado's have an underhood light that is mounted to the firewall. If I remember correctly the light was removable and had like a 6 foot cord attached to it. You can prolly make that work. do a search on ebay for 1988-1999 chevy c1500 underhood light/work light, cant post ebay links while at work.

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Report this Post10-21-2014 12:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for donuteater306Click Here to Email donuteater306Send a Private Message to donuteater306Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good idea. I guess that instead of relying on a Mercury switch, I could tap into the trunk light circuit and use that for the auto on/off.
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Report this Post10-21-2014 12:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hiwil88formulaClick Here to Email hiwil88formulaSend a Private Message to hiwil88formulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
there is one on ebay for 20 bucks right now w free shipping.
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Report this Post10-21-2014 12:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for donuteater306Click Here to Email donuteater306Send a Private Message to donuteater306Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had a 90's Silverado set-up with the cord. its a great idea. Originally, I was picturing something like what's on 80-late 90's Corvettes.
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Yeah, those lights work. I had one on my '92 truck. You could also just throw some cheap HF led flashlights in the center console
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Report this Post10-21-2014 03:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hiwil88formulaClick Here to Email hiwil88formulaSend a Private Message to hiwil88formulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for bringing up the question, time for a trip to the JY.
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Report this Post10-21-2014 04:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for revinSend a Private Message to revinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A nice strip of LED's work great and cheap. tie into the trunk light wire.(I put a switch there) It is on the drivers side corner just infront of that side of the trunk. orange and a white wire.
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Report this Post10-21-2014 05:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
To get off the subject slightly. I just changed out the std trunk light bulb to a LED array bulb. The bulb number is either 561 or 562 with the wire loop ends. It makes a huge difference in light, uses less power, will last for years and it looks far more modern. I favor LED lights for the interior, trunk and side indicators . Should look great in the engine compartment too. For the tail lights they are more tricky to get them to focus correctly and to work with the flasher.

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