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The NEW under hood light

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by rab89, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Mar 3, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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    rab89

    rab89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys! So today I found a nice cheap light from princess auto, after figuring out how it works I have the best under hood light EVER made. you will want to do this, so here's my write up!

    What you'll need:

    One Self grounding light
    alligator clip that fits over the battery post
    spare wire
    [​IMG]

    So, the self grounding light can be magnetic, or just a metal light, Mine is a metal light with a little post coming off of it, I can just push the post into the holes in the inside of the hood for my ground.

    For mine, I rewired the entire light and it worked great!. so you simply attach the power wire to the alligator clip. and ground your light, if you can't find a self grounding light, just use 2 aligator clips and run a ground wire from light to aligator clip.

    Now anytime you need underhood light, you have it at your finger tips!
    Mine is nice and small and would fit in half a ziploc bag.

    give it a shot! it's worth it!
    here's my outcome, one of my fav "mods" to date!

    [​IMG]

    Rab89
     
  2. Mar 3, 2009 at 1:39 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Looks good, cheap, and simple. I always wondered why my Tacoma didnt have an under-hood light like my chevy 1/2ton did..... guess i'm just going to have to do something like this.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2009 at 2:12 AM
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    Delmarva

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    :woot:

    I like it.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    does apple makes those lights?!:D
     
  5. Mar 3, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    rab89

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    haha i wish they did! they'd be some good quality lights!
     
  6. Mar 3, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    senor taco

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    I like it was thinking of doing somthing like that
     
  7. Mar 3, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    neontrail

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    looks nice!! good work
     
  8. Mar 3, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Toyotas dont need under-hood lights!:) They never break! No, really, this is a very good mod. Thanks for the tip.
     
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