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Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by zigger215, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    I think it does. I've only seen some pictures myself. I figured for 30 bucks you can't really go wrong. The few people who have installed it already are in love with it.
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    @zigger215, I'm interested but I need to know if it requires running wires under the hoodliner. Can you find out?

    I ask because, if so, that's a non-starter for me since my cowl induction hood required a custom hoodliner -- and I used chemical resistant aircraft firewall material that's glued to the hood with 3M spray adhesive. (If so it's also a pity I didn't know about this about 4 months ago when doing the hoodliner!)
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I would be concerned about the hood pin switch. I have seen tons of them go bad on remote start systems causing them not to work. If it went bad from being in the rust belt, wouldn't the light stay on? I know that they are low power consumption LED's but I would still be concerned.
  4. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    there is an awesome location for a hood pin on our trucks that won't fail. When I get home from prudhoe bay, I'll take a quick pic and post it. I've never had one fail on a nbs Chevy and lots of the nnbs Chevys have a factory hoodpin wire you can tap into

    Your point is certainly a good one as I can see its the only possible weakness in the system.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Yea, that was the only issue that I could see. I have had so many cars in with remote starters installed at best buy or mickey shore. They always just install the hood in the far front on the fender. I would say 90% of the time the hood pin is the issue with the remote starter not working.
  6. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Yes I do agree there. When I install an auto start for a friend I do not put a hood pin in for that reason. However, best buy installers are jokes, second, there is a place on the back drivers side lip, right next to the spring on the hinge that is perfect, like I side I'll get a pic of that too for you guys when I can. It is on the nbs trucks and it is fail proof
  7. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Here's a thought, instead of using a hoodpin as the trigger, wire it to the cargo light switch? Use that as your switch. Just thought about that.
  8. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Lol, good idea! Except my yukon xl does not have a cargo light! I would probably just get a good weather proof switch and put it under the hood.
  9. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    That's a good idea too, lotta options with a fairly simple kit such as this one. I think for the $30 price tag, you almost can't afford to NOT have it on the truck
  10. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Active Member 1000 Posts

    im gonna have to look into this as well. seems like something i need to add.

    Alex

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