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Engine Bay Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by downhillbiker, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Jul 21, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    I was thinking of adding some of the high output LED strip 5050 SMD strips on my hood facing the engine. I don't know why they don't put these on vehicles any more. Do you guys think I would need 2? Or would 1 be ok? How would you guys wire them? Turn on with toggle or push button? Or use a normally closed pressure switch so when I open the hood it automatically turns on. Downfall of that method is that it would turn on during the day too.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Manual switch with a mercury switch enable so if you leave it on it won't dump your battery.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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  4. Jul 27, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Thanks guys. That link was perfect! Exactly what I wanted.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    Do you guys know if this voids warranty? I don't want to do anything that would screw that up...
     
  6. Jul 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    Look up Magnusson Moss.

    The manufacturer can't void the warranty in general because of aftermarket parts or labor.
    If the installation CAUSES a problem (in this case, electrical), they would not be required to replace the fuse box or alternator.
     
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