No Light under the Hood????

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

  1. JeffsChevy

    JeffsChevy New Member

    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.
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    02-03 were the last years.. Gm went cheap and the Government does not want Mercury switches used in Auto's anymore
  3. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

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

    j cat Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  5. barefoot greg

    barefoot greg Rockstar 100 Posts

    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
  6. j cat

    j cat Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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 .
  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

  8. shibby2oo8

    shibby2oo8 Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    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,
  9. Countrypride95

    Countrypride95 New Member

    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:
  10. JeffsChevy

    JeffsChevy New Member

    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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