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Old 04-10-2019, 07:31 PM
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I bought a new hood liner with the factory cutout and installed both. It has been somewhat of a p.i.t.a as I
have to be careful and not park at a severe angle. ROFL
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by madsonp View Post
My 05 has it, and no you can't have it.
Same with my '06.... Muahahaha...
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Old 04-13-2019, 12:23 AM
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Added a new hood liner, the LED light, along with the on/off switch on my 13 Grand Sport
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Old 04-13-2019, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by madsonp View Post
My 05 has it, and no you can't have it.
Mine does, too, but let's get real, it doesn't do much. Weak sauce.

It burned out somewhere between 10 and 5 years ago, but, to be honest, I didn't actually notice when. Shows how effective it was.
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Paris View Post
That is true. In case anyone is wondering how that could happen, the underhood light uses a mercury switch to turn on the light. The switch is activated when the hood is raised and the mercury drifts down to close the circuit and turn on the light. GM found that during transport, some cars would be riding at a severe angle, similar to having the hood open, and the light would come on and cause an unintended battery drain.
so, keeping the light installed but disconnected during shipping was not a viable option...
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:09 AM
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so, keeping the light installed but disconnected during shipping was not a viable option...
Easier to delete, considering it was not that great to begin with.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by owc6 View Post
Mine does, too, but let's get real, it doesn't do much. Weak sauce.

It burned out somewhere between 10 and 5 years ago, but, to be honest, I didn't actually notice when. Shows how effective it was.
I have the same light in my 2000 Deville, not in my Corvette. It's all in the bulb. I put a 5050 led bulb in my Caddy and it is nice and bright. I assume they use the same type bulb as it looks like the same light. The light can be very effective with a simple switch to a led bulb.

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Old 04-13-2019, 10:49 AM
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This is the best option other than shop light

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Old 04-13-2019, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by HOLLIDAYSC5 View Post

Added a new hood liner, the LED light, along with the on/off switch on my 13 Grand Sport
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Very nice. I would love to do it to my '13 GS but I understand these are on back order from GM or just not available anymore?
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:31 PM
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@ Oh Boy Try Amazon they had them a couple of months

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Old 04-14-2019, 01:22 AM
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Oh Boy View Post
I have the same light in my 2000 Deville, not in my Corvette. It's all in the bulb. I put a 5050 led bulb in my Caddy and it is nice and bright. I assume they use the same type bulb as it looks like the same light. The light can be very effective with a simple switch to a led bulb.
I put an LED bulb in my Vette, made a big difference.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:25 AM
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My '08 Z51 came with the very rare VPK option - which included the under hood liner w/light - I switched the bulbs to LED - big improvement.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by HOLLIDAYSC5 View Post
@ Oh Boy Try Amazon they had them a couple of months
Originally Posted by madsonp View Post
I actually meant the hood liner not the light.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 919cw313 View Post
AFAIK the factory installed light was discontinued after 2006 MY. I don't think they ever got rid of the connector though. Some have installed them on later years, usually along with the crossed flags hood liner. That said, the light is mostly useless and you're better off with a flashlight.
Especially since in most cases's the only time the light is gonna be used is in the case of an emergency which is in the complete dark. Then while of course the light is better than nothing..... a simple good flashlight will work much better.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by irok View Post
I find the factory installed under hood light in my car is a pretty handy option to have
Its not a Harley, no need to be under the hood very often.

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Old 04-14-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ToomRaider View Post
Its not a Harley, no need to be under the hood very often.
HEY !!!! I own a Harley and I ain't never been under the hood of it. Been on the ground around it a few times though......
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