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Old 10-11-2014, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Engine Compartment light

I've been searching for a while, no luck on info so far
Never realized I do not have an Engine compartment light
So before I need it & don't have it figure I will add one
Multiple questions:

Do you have one/ stock or aftermarket ?

If stock where does it plug in?
I'm hoping to tap into the same plug if ti exists in my 2005 XLT truck

Aftermarket I'd probably buy LED I think
At the same time I figure I might as well add small grille lights & do all the wiring at the same time

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There is no stock light. If you want one have to do it your self. I put an led strip light and ran the wire through the inside of the hood to a tilt switch and then to the battery. Comes on when its up and off when its closed

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I have seen a few pics w/people who have wires going up into the hood that looked stock
I don't have any wires that go into the hood, nor do I see an empty socket/plug anywhere to plug into
--possibly its in the area near the windshield where all the stock wiring is run
Guess I'll do the same, buy an LED strip & wire it up
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Just cus it looks stock dont mean it is. No 04-08 and prob later mods have one or any wiring / plugs that could be used or even a fuse to power it. Take a hood light off a car rap the wires in black conduit run it down the hood neatly to power and any one that never had an F150 would think it was stock. Just my 2 cents
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Nice 05jakev where did you source a tilt switch?
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Shhh... dont tell the EPA but I used the mercury bulb out of an old thermostat when I replaced it
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I keep a LED flashlight in my truck that has a magnetic base that swivels... It's as bright as anything else i've ever seen and you can point it whereever you need. I think that's the best option rather than wiring something up.
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I keep a LED flashlight in my truck that has a magnetic base that swivels... It's as bright as anything else i've ever seen and you can point it whereever you need. I think that's the best option rather than wiring something up.
Sounds like a good idea. Who would the maker of this light be?
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I actually have a light that plugs into the cigarette lighter, under back seat
I need to test it at nite & see how bright it actually is
They stated some ridiculous thing like 500w, by daytime test not that bright
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http://www.amazon.com/Cliplight-Powerful-Flashlight-Pivoting-Magnetic/dp/B00HX526CU http://www.amazon.com/Cliplight-Powerful-Flashlight-Pivoting-Magnetic/dp/B00HX526CU
This is the one I have. It was for sale at the counter at a local hardware place. Cheap and extremely bright!
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