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Under Hood light in 72 cuda??

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I'm putting my engine bay together and I was wondering if an underhood light was an option because I have a map light as well as a trunk light on my car . I also have a light which might have served as an underhood light in the parts bin I got with the car. Any pictures would be appreciated. Thank you
 

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My 70 Challenger has option A01 Light Package. It has the Map light, Glove box light and Trunk light. No under hood light. In fact, I've never seen an E-Body with a factory under hood light. I looked at my wiring diagrams and none show a hood lamp.
 

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I have the light package as well and have never seen one on an E body.
But, you can surely make it happen if you want.
 

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I was actually considering that but decided to leave things original since it's a matching number car and I even have the original carb, brake booster and master cylinder with their brass tags still intact.
 

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Although not stock, an under hood light would be a nice addition.
Anyone have details that has added one?
Seems simple enough, light socket and a switch to activate.
The details of what and where for the parts would help.
 

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I put a few in other cars. You simply need to order one that has a built-in Mercury switch and you just run a power wire back to either the battery or the fuse box. Light bulb frame is screwed into the hood and is grounded that way. Classic industries sells a universal one which is part number 748863. This is made by OER. Good luck
 

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I have a fiberglass hood, so would need to add a pressure switch and/or ground wire, further complicating things.
That GM switch looks interesting for a stock steel hood.
 

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I would just run the second wire with the power wire as a ground wire and screw that into your firewall somewhere
 

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Obviously attach the ground wire to the housing of the light. I really like the look for the part number I gave you a it pretty much looks like all the old style under hood lights
 

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Although not stock, an under hood light would be a nice addition.
Anyone have details that has added one?
Seems simple enough, light socket and a switch to activate.
The details of what and where for the parts would help.
I added one on my 65 Fury. I removed it from a wrecked 2000 Dodge Durango. It mounts with one screw and has a mercury switch that activates the light when you open the hood. You can tap any 12V source under the hood.
 

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Harvest a hood light set up from a 72-76 C body. Some of those models did receive factory hood light set ups. Or use a trunk light set up from a cuda.
Better than putting a GM or Ferd part on your mopar.
 
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