light under the hood

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by DSRTRDR, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. DSRTRDR

    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    has anybody installed an under hood light on an FJ40? what kind, any recommendations? Thanks, Claudia
     
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    John Smith In the garage

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    Why not use the way cool drop light that plugs into the glove box? That's what I use. If you really wanted to wire something up you could just pick up a generic light from TSC or any auto parts store and wire it up under the hood.
     
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    You could easily fab a bracket and attach it to one of the bolts that fasten the windshield rests. I would switch it under the hood. Getting out the trouble light to just check something under the hood seems like a lot of work.


    GL and post pics of your project. Why don't you give this little project to Grumpy. Hey!!!! Wait a minute...is this what drained his Optimas?!?!?!?!?



    Ed
     
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    Shawn Russell

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    I just use the GM lights under the hood. Attatch them to the windsheild hook bolts, and wire em up. No switch needed. Turns on when you open the hood. $1.00 each at the pick a part...
     
  5. DSRTRDR

    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    Degnol,

    no, we are talking my cruiser here, his K5 drained - don't know why.
     
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    I was just joking, but I do think a battery cuttoff switch is a great idea. Hope Grumpy gets it solved. And if YOU figure it out before he does, somehow make it look like he solved it!
    I dig your Webpage and all the cool pics, very nicely done!

    Ed
     
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    Landcruiser Phil has one under the hood of his 40 - Pm him for details
     
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    Where is Nakman... He's got some cool halogen's in the bay of his 80. I guess he doesn't stray far from 80's tech. Maybe post something there or seach the 80 he may have posted pics of his...

    HTH
     
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    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    Thanks everyone for the tips, Claudia

    PS: Degnol, my husband does the website.
     
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    Bump.. Rice I pulled 2 from a couple 280's in the yard and put it in the cruiser. Those are pretty sweet little trouble lights. I need to check the ground on mine cause it's not working if I pull the light. It then needs a good ground when it's hanging extended.
     
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    Walmart has a really cool yellow magnetic light for about $5. Cut off the lighter plug and wire (polarity not important) a two prong ac plug, it fits right in the factory socket in the glove box.
     
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    MrMoMo That's not rust, it's Canadian patina...

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    Geez, just put some silverstar headlights in, enough light comes out the back to light up the engine bay!!
     
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    I got one that's bolted to the center piece under the hood. Just push a little button on it. I think you can pick that type up at walmart or the parts store. Nothing fancy but it works nice, along with the handy dandy trouble light, that thing's cool. :grinpimp:
     
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    surfpig The Anti-Tech

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    That seemed so cool I had to go find one from the local scavenger yard. Might have to rewire it, but a nifty little gadget!
    Hood light1.JPG hood light2.JPG
     
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    Thats what they say bout Butch and Nolen , " Their a little light under the hood ".
     
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    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    I have always liked this one.
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    if i tried it would melt.
     
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