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I got this idea after doing the install on my tundra.

Added two led waterproof lighting strip on each side of the hood to illuminate the engine bay. I found that I hated trying to find a flashlight when checking the oil dip stick or refilling fluid in the garage or in the dark.

There's a hood pin that completes the circuit when it's opened. Otherwise it's off when closed.

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Looks good. I was thinking of doing something like that. What gear did you use? I was thinking of something similar to this truckbed lighting setup.
 

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Looks good. I was thinking of doing something like that. What gear did you use? I was thinking of something similar to this truckbed lighting setup.
Here's my truck setup
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Stuff I bought are

1. wiring
2. hood pin
3. led

don't forget to use a fuse holder and wire loom to conceal and make it look pretty.
 

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That switch connects the terminal to its body when it's closed (hood open). The body of the switch is grounded to the metal where it's mounted. So +12V to the lights, lights to the switch terminal, terminal to ground when the hood is opened.
 

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Very nice! How do you wire to that switch? I only see one terminal. :unsure:
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That switch connects the terminal to its body when it's closed (hood open). The body of the switch is grounded to the metal where it's mounted. So +12V to the lights, lights to the switch terminal, terminal to ground when the hood is opened.
Thanks for responding.. I've been busy with other things so I haven't had a chance to come in but that is correct. the terminal is grounded, when pushed down it loses contact when it pushes up it completes the circuit thus the magic.
 
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