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Under hood light kits?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 16tacoblue, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:50 AM
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    16tacoblue

    16tacoblue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is there info out there on under hood light kit,part numbers.etc?
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:04 AM
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  3. Sep 29, 2017 at 7:11 AM
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  5. Sep 29, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    ANDROOO

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    I made my own, LED's from Amazon some VHB, a switch and in lay fuze :)
     
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  6. Sep 29, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    remgu2000

    remgu2000 Keepin' on keepin' on.

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  7. Sep 29, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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    Same deal
     
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  8. Sep 29, 2017 at 1:43 PM
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    Taylor@KC HiLiTES

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    We make 2" LEDs called Cyclones that are super easy to mount (using hardware through the middle, 3M tape, good Velcro, or anything), super bright, and inexpensive.

    1350_1.jpg

    They're $33 bucks MSRP, 516 lumens each, and are available in tons of colors. You can buy just the light and wire yourself, or buy our prewired kit which comes with everything you need including switch.

    Tons of folks on TW (@Phoosa, @jeff b , @Gramps... etc.) run em for under hood lighting, rock lights, bed lights, camp lights, etc.
    IMG_1374.jpg
    http://www.kchilites.com/light-type/led/cyclone/2-cyclone-led-light.html


    http://www.kchilites.com/light-type...universal-under-hood-lighting-kit-kc-355.html
     
  9. Jan 10, 2019 at 11:49 PM
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    Welp. Thanks for adding to the ever growing list of mods. Will be ordering soon. :bananadance:

     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:34 AM
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    I have these lights installed. Super bright, easy install.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:52 AM
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    What'd you use for painting the holes after you drilled? Need to drill holes for my hood struts as well.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:17 AM
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    3M double side tape for lights. Clean area liberally with alcohol. Still holding 3+ years in WI. Hood struts use rivets and self tapers no corrosion around them.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:55 AM
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    Oh sweet. The fewer holes needing to be drilled the better! And only the top brackets on the redline's I bought rivet in. The bottoms screw in. Regardless was just curious on paint used to prevent rust from forming at the drill holes. Probably just nail them with a coat of rustoleum.
     
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  14. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    I used a couple of holes that were already there from the Factory on my Tacoma? Maybe they got rid of them after 2010... not sure though. But yeah, that double sided 3M automotive tape holds on SUPER strong. It's good stuff.

    As for the holes drilled from the Redlines, I just used a matching color paint pen from Toyota (I already had it for some chips in the hood) during my install.
     
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  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    No drilling, no tape. Inserted washers behind the existing holes in the hood underside and used the KC supplied screws to hold the LEDs.
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    Oh sweet. I'll have to double check and see what there are for holes under the hood of my 2015 then. Thanks for the info everyone! I have several recent upgrades to post. Once I get these in I'll put it up! :burnrubber:
     
  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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  18. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    Interesting! Is it warm color?
    This looks like it on Amazon:
    KC HiLiTES 355 Cyclone LED Universal 2-Light Under Hood Wiring Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DQV2K6Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NFnYDbPYWHDW7


    Could also be set up as a rock-light? Will have to check it out!
     
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  19. Dec 27, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    60F1D3BA-0A17-4F1C-8851-0D2CAACDBF13.jpg Got the KC Universal under hood light kit for Christmas. Had some time and got them installed:)
     
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  20. Jul 16, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    @Taylor@KC HiLiTES How does that switch activate? Manual toggle or hood open activation?
     

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