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No Light under the Hood????

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by JeffsChevy, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. JeffsChevy

    JeffsChevy New Member

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    I just Bought a 2013 Chevy 2500hd. Crewcab 4X4 Z71. I Love the Truck.....however while instlling the Hood Bug Shield ....I noticed it did not have a Hood Light...... I thought for sure there would have been a Hood Light..... I know that they use3d to have Hood Lights.
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    02-03 were the last years.. Gm went cheap and the Government does not want Mercury switches used in Auto's anymore
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  3. Conlan Rose

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    If you look on line they do make a kit. Or you could install a light with a switch.
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  4. j cat

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    you can find an old vehicle with this light. connect to the park light feed. fuse the feed at the source with a small fuse 5-10amp.
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  5. barefoot greg

    barefoot greg New Member

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    about a month or so ago someone started a thread about a shop that offered a LED light strip that mounted under the hood. It came with a pressure switch so it would come on when the hood was opened and cturn off when closed.

    For the life of me i cant remember the name of the site but total cost was $30!!

    Hopefully one of the other guys can remember who made it
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  6. j cat

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    that would be a good way to light up the engine compartment with little power required. they do sell these 12 volt led light systems. you could put the switch under the hood .
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    I have an 01 so mine is mounted but if i were to install one the 90's trucks had a light on a retractable cord so you could shine on what you were working on, thats the light you should use.

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    One of these,

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/220734484112?redirect=mobile
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  9. Countrypride95

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    Just go buy one of them peel em and stick em lights like you see in closets and put it under the hood. haha, problem solved! :wink:
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  10. JeffsChevy

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    Thanks Guys it gives me a few options. I am just blown away that as much as you will pay for something you would expect it would have been in place.
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  11. stchman

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    The under the hood lights did not use a mercury switch, but a slide weight.
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  12. Enkeiavalanche

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    They used to.. Guess it's just GM going cheap....
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  13. zigger215

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    image-528487451.jpg

    This is the Longshot lighting kit for 30 bucks, hard to get anything brighter or cheaper or nicer looking!
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  14. Pikey

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    My 95 had one of those. It was nice. You could take it to any part of the truck you were working on or another vehicle parked nearby
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    So this uses a switch that turns on when you lift the hood?
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  16. zigger215

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    Yep, comes with a hood pin switch, works great, very bright!
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  17. stchman

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    Can you give us some more pics of where the switch is and where the power wire hooks up?

    Thanks.
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  18. zigger215

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    image-1833180159.jpg

    That's where the hoodpin goes on 99-2007 trucks. The ground attaches to the hoodpin and the power wire is fused and goes to power at your junction box.
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  19. SurrealOne

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    Pretty braindead.
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  20. Enkeiavalanche

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    I do have LED's in the hood scoop White and I can switch them to Blue. They light up the bay good.. covered....jpg Photo-0436 (1).jpg
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