Show off your exterior lighting mods

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  1. shreksbrother

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    Those underhood lights are awesome!
     
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    Thanks! got the idea from Ezdaar on here.

    And I finally got around to replacing and relocating the aux LED backups today.

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    Going to check everything tonight to see if it needs adjusting, but I'm pretty happy with it compared to the old version.
     
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    hey surfer where is your LED strip for your underhood lights? is it only one, in the very front or what? did you fish the wire just under the insulation? thanks...
     
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    Yeah, only the one strip at the very front of the hood. And yes, I fished the wires under the insulation and used some sleeving to clean it up a little bit.
     
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    did you have to take the insulation down, or what? where did you fish from/to?
     
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    From what I remember, I only had to remove it from a few tabs on the driver's side, just enough to feed the wire through. It goes from the led strip up top, under the insulation, then out where you see the black wire at the bottom of the insulation. I ran it through as much stock wiring loom as I could to the fuse box, and pulled + power from the stud under the fuse box shroud. Then you can pull - from any bare metal ground point, I think I used a stock bolt on the firewall. Then I wired in a simple switch mounted on the backside of the fuse box shroud. I'll try to grab some pics tomorrow if I can. Hope that helps.
     
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    Sweet thanks can't wait for the pics. Do you remember er what LEDs strip you used? Seems waaaay brighter than mine I got off Amazon for $8
     
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    Don't remember what strip I used, sorry. Amazon or ebay, though.

    Only thing not pictured is the wiring under the fuse box, but its really easy. Once you get the cover off, you'll see a bit stud up front.

    The wiring goes: + stud -> switch -> through factory loom -> under hood liner -> LED strip. The negative just goes firewall stud -> under hood liner -> LED strip.

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    wow thanks for the details! I’ve got a tilt switch that I’m going to integrate, but will be following your lead for most of the install. Awesome
     
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    All done. Here a couple pics and a video of the mercury switch in action. Had to fab up some aluminium stock to make a bracket that i could bend to just the right angle. Used Seven9st Surfer's tips. Thanks man!
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