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Old 07-04-2010, 05:59 AM
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I want to have a light for when I pop my hood using a push pin switch.

Anyone use one and where did you install it?
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:28 PM
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I was gonna do that too. I was just gonna use a hood pin trigger for an alarm system.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_514AU43...ch.html?tp=155

like that one.

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Why not make it look OE and get a waterproof door switch from a wrecked Scion/Toyota. Its a ground side switch that could be put under the hood, connected to the ground side of the light.
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Actually I could get one of those. I know a guy who got rear ended pretty bad and his box is totaled now.
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I plan on this being a mod in the future, but I prefer using a Mercury switch (removed from an old style house thermostat). It just sits there, and makes/breaks the contacts at one end of the switch. Lasts forever, and it is easily adjusted to automatically "close" in any portion of the hood opening process. Just be careful, and do not break the glass bulb containing the Mercury. It can be completely enclosed in liquid rubber, once you get it set. Lasts forever, as long as the bulb is not broken. Mercury is very hazardous to most animals! Protect bulb from breakage. Remember, if it is adjusted to close when the hood is open very little, the light may come on, when just going up a hill.

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Old 08-02-2010, 10:11 PM
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Well, I didn't get any push switches yet.

I have this Piranha bar from oznium and no use for it besides for the engine bay.
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