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Old 03-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #1  
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to one that does not have a hood light? My 2012 GS does not have one but i would like to add that to it
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Funny thing, the C5 had it. For some reason, GM felt like we're never gonna open the hood in dark, so they eliminated the light...

I'd like to know too...
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Since the underhood light was never an option on your 2012 GS, there is no wiring going up to the hood.

I guess you could 'Jerry-Rig' something, but it might be a pain in the ****.
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Yes you can, but you will need (should) replace your hood liner.

You can find the kits on line; here's one source that includes the required wiring harness:

https://www.gmpartsoutlet.net/oem-pa...8aAs_vEALw_wcB
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Yes you can, but you will need (should) replace your hood liner.

You can find the kits on line; here's one source that includes the required wiring harness:

https://www.gmpartsoutlet.net/oem-pa...8aAs_vEALw_wcB
Thanks i just ordered a new hood liner with Grand Sport on it and it has the cutout for the light
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Since the underhood light was never an option on your 2012 GS, there is no wiring going up to the hood.

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Absolutely untrue. All C6's are wired for it even if your car never came with it. Look straight down the passenger side of the radiator and the plug for the light is right there. Here ya go; BTW my car is a 2013 GS.


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Absolutely untrue. All C6's are wired for it even if your car never came with it. Look straight down the passenger side of the radiator and the plug for the light is right there. Here ya go; BTW my car is a 2013 GS.

That's where the harness that comes with kit I posted a link to plugs in; you then run the harness up through and under the hood liner to the light.
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Absolutely untrue. All C6's are wired for it even if your car never came with it. Look straight down the passenger side of the radiator and the plug for the light is right there. Here ya go; BTW my car is a 2013 GS.
Thank you for correcting me .... I am now going to go sit in the corner!

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Thank you for correcting me .... I am now going to go sit in the corner!

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That's where the harness that comes with kit I posted a link to plugs in; you then run the harness up through and under the hood liner to the light.
And if your car came with it from the factory that's just the way GM did it.
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I have an 08 Z06 and my wiring is there as well. Just no light installed.
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Just replace the bulb with a LED from one of the forum vendors. I did in my C5.
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Just replace the bulb with a LED from one of the forum vendors. I did in my C5.
Thats a good idea....on my 06 the light is totaly useless. In fact I disconnected it years ago. It was a nusiance at car shows. It does time out but only if you dont reopen the doors or the trunk, then it restarts the cycle and by the end of the day you run the risk of a dead battery which happened to me once

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Thats a good idea....on my 06 the light is totaly useless.
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Definitely do it. This is the style bulb I believe you would use. It will light up your whole engine bay. On second thought it could also be this, but you will see what style when you take your old bulb out.



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Thanks i just ordered a new hood liner with Grand Sport on it and it has the cutout for the light
Where did you order your hood liner? Every parts place tells me that the hood liners for C6 have been discontinued.
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That's where the harness that comes with kit I posted a link to plugs in; you then run the harness up through and under the hood liner to the light.
I ordered the harness today!! will be a couple weeks before it is shipped. GM is behind on shipping
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Where did you order your hood liner? Every parts place tells me that the hood liners for C6 have been discontinued.
ordered from jegs automotive inc, shipped from columbus, ohio
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ordered from jegs automotive inc, shipped from columbus, ohio
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Where did you order your hood liner? Every parts place tells me that the hood liners for C6 have been discontinued.
jegsperformance on ebay
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Where did you order your hood liner? Every parts place tells me that the hood liners for C6 have been discontinued.
on ebay search for 20912376
it was free shipping!!!
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