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My dad recently installed a retractable 12v light under the hood of his Sienna. I think it's pretty neat...it's a decent-size bulb connected to an 18' retractable cord. The base of the bulb is also magnetic so you could temporarily mount it on various areas in the engine. You could also use it as a light source for changing some flat tires in the dark. I'm probably gonna get one for the Ody. It's only $20.

If anyone's interested go here http://www.rvsports.com/acatalog/search.html and use the search word "Underhood"



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by nemogira:
My dad recently installed a retractable 12v light under the hood of his Sienna. I think it's pretty neat...</font>
Is this permanantly connected via the fuse box or does it connect directly to the battery terminals with some type of clips?
This does look like a useful item.
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Nestor: We don't have to work under the hood on Ody's.
Siennas may be another story.


If the cord is only 18" long how will it provide much light for a tire change? Sounds like a neat device to have though. I had something similar in my GMC pickum'up but it had a much longer cord.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by homeric:
Is this permanantly connected via the fuse box or does it connect directly to the battery terminals with some type of clips?
This does look like a useful item.
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Well it doesn't have it's own fuse so you might want to connect it to fuse box. Maybe use that thing that Chuck found - the Add-a-Circuit.

Or you could splice it together with some existing power/ground wires. Just make sure the fuse it's connected to has a decent amount of amps.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by my_2001ody:
If the cord is only 18" long how will it provide much light for a tire change?
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That's why I said "some".
Most likely the front two only. But I guess that can be easily be remedied by simply splicing a longer wire to the existing cord.

Note: Meant to say 18'

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It actually says "18' cord" on the site. Not 18".



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by nemogira:
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Is it really 18'? The price is pretty good, IMO.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jim F:
Is it really 18'? The price is pretty good, IMO.

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Don't know for sure. But it is pretty long. I'll try to find out. Price IS good - I smell my next mod.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jim F:
It actually says "18' cord" on the site. Not 18".
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Ummmm. My eyes must be failing. Or, it was edited. Gotta eat more carrots.
 

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Nestor,

Sure wish you had posted that link 3 weeks ago
. I tramped through a junk yard trying to find one of those type lights without success. Failing that, I installed my "fixed" light. Nevertheless, I'm happy with my installation.

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Mel, My old 87 Jeep Comanche pick up has a nice under-hood wind up light. The Comanche is nothing but a pick up version of the Jeep Cherokee SUV, so I'm guessing they have the light under the hood also. The Cherokee has been around forever so the junk yards are probably full of them.

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The original post by nemogira does read 18' for the cord length.
Seems somewhat like the confusion over Spinal Tap's Stonehenge mockup to me.

18" wouldn't even do much for under the hood placements.
 
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