DIY underhood light -

2010-current S197 Appearance Section For all appearance mods to the 2010-2014 S197's

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2011, 09:11 PM   #1  
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
Entrenched's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 66
Default DIY underhood light

I bought my Led panel from here:

You don't need a base and if you "like" them on Facebook you can get a discount code.

This a universal 5 prong relay with harness. Amperage is not important as the light only draws 360mA. I got mine from Pepboys (I had to go behind the counter and find it myself because they were lost). Sorry no part numbers but you can find these locally, but they will be a little more expensive.

First locate the hood switch on the passenger side fender. This part of the security system and I assume all cars have this:

This switch has two wires: one in black the other is blue w/ a pink stripe. We will use the blue w/pink stripe wire to trigger our relay. The trigger wire is a reverse ground trigger and should be wired like this:

and mounted here for easy access:

Run the wires for the light under the hood blanket and mount your light. I used Gorilla glue and mounted it directly to the hood liner.


Entrenched is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #2  
2nd Gear Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 471

Pretty cool idea. Should've gotten red LEDs and 3 more boards IMO...
BKamp613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #3  
1st Gear Member
rangerryda's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 134

I just might do this... simple enough and good write up!
rangerryda is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snow performance stage 2 MAF boos cooler install jwog666 Pipes, Boost & Juice 6 01-07-2018 07:16 AM
what are the odds - Service Engine Soon light lincolnshibuya V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 9 12-08-2015 04:37 PM
Street Action Tonight Explosive Street/Strip 17 10-02-2015 07:45 AM
I should've known better ChampInSD 5.0L GT S550 Tech 13 10-02-2015 04:55 AM
Rough idle and vibrating 4cylinderplus2 V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 9 09-30-2015 05:26 PM

2010, 2011, 86, car, diy, gt, hood, light, lighting, lights, mustang, s197, show, sn197, underhood

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.