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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2017, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hood & Trunk light not working

On my '94, the hood and trunk light are not working.

Bulbs are good, fuse on driver side of dash is good and has power. Good ground at both lights. Mercury switches are good. Just no battery power.

I have an extra light for each to do the dual light mods so I've swapped things around and tested with battery power.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2017, 07:07 PM
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There are LED bulbs to fit both places, and they will lower the total amp draw. The LEDs make 6X the light for the same current draw.

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The black wire in the trunk has been pinched by the hinge. It's hard to see. We have all been through it and there are other threads about it. Look at it carefully and you with find the break, use a flashlight. The hood light is not on the same circuit, do a search and there are discussions about it. I forget what the other function is with the hood light.

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Yeah, led's with dual lights is what I have ready to install as soon as I have power.

I'll check out the trunk, I have a few panels covering that area.
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Isn't the air pump on the same circuit as the underhood light? Been a long time since I thought about this.

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Well the trunk light was a broken wire and is working now.
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There are LED bulbs to fit both places, and they will lower the total amp draw. The LEDs make 6X the light for the same current draw.
Do you have a link to these bulbs?

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Check ebay


These fit the door courtesy lights, and might fit the engine compartment light too: 10Pcs White Festoon 44mm 12 SMD Rigid Loop Interior LED Light Lamp Bulbs 561 562 | eBay


This one should fit the trunk: 2 x T10 194 168 2825 5 x 5050 SMD LED White Super Bright Car Lights Lamp Bulb | eBay

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Awesome. I didn't know there were small plug-and-play replacement LEDs.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-17-2017, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well the 20a fuse for the secondary air pump in the fuse box under the hood was blown. As soon as I put a new one in, the light came on.

So now I'm running those festoon bulbs in the door courtesy lights, dome light, and under the hood. For the one under the hood, I wish it could point out instead of to the side but glad it's working again.

All I need now is led's for the rearview mirror map lights and the small Amber ones for the front side marker lights.
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