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Underhood light?

I have a somewhat newer hood I have from the junkyard, it came with a light under the hood and a connector. I've looked and looked and can't seem to find where this connects. Anyone have any idea where it connects?

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Wiring harnesses can be different from model level to model level. For example, my Excursion had the optional tube style running boards but I bought some regular lighted running boards off a guy that had the same year of Excursion as I did but there was no harness plug on my Excursion for them to connect to.


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That would just be a shame.. this light would come in handy. I just don't know how I would even start to go about running it to where it would work without a harness. Idk if it works off sensing when the hood is open or what

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I have one and never even thought how it goes on and off. There is no visible switch. It comes on and off right about 10* above level. Maybe a mercury type switch?

Not sure of this any help to you but here ya go anyway.

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It is tapped into the wiring bundle that runs right below
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The ones I've seen had a mercury switch.


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Yeah I'm sol lol, I would try running the wires straight into the bundle but its not worth it to screw something up. I was just seeing if I needed a new glowplug relay when I seen the cord dangling from under my hood.

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Just run a wire from the light to the battery with an inline fuse. The light comes on when the hood is lifted past a certain angle. Or you could run it from the fuse block for a cleaner look.

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I don't need to worry about that black wire that I'm guessing is a ground? Or do I need to ground it

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You need to ground it also.

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