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post #1 of 28 Old 07-24-2008, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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what is this disconnected wire under my hood?

look up, right in the middle of the hood insulation...



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post #2 of 28 Old 07-24-2008, 09:22 PM
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i think that is where the light is. when you lift it up so you can see in the dark or something but it sucks royally. at least mine does.

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post #3 of 28 Old 07-24-2008, 09:24 PM
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Your hood lamp no longer exists.
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post #4 of 28 Old 07-24-2008, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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thats what happens when you buy a used jeep. you discover all these missing/disconnected parts
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post #5 of 28 Old 07-24-2008, 09:41 PM
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Light goes there, the connection had basically disintegrated on my old ZJ. I tried to figure out why it wasn't turning on, pulled the connection apart and a clump of corroded metal fell to the ground.

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post #6 of 28 Old 07-24-2008, 10:20 PM
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X5 on the light. Probably was disconnected if the switch got screwed up like mine, which doesn't shut off when the hood is closed.

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post #7 of 28 Old 07-25-2008, 01:24 AM
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I did not even get one of those in the WJ. Chrysler was looking to shave a few dollars off of the WJ I guess. When doing any real work, you have to bring in a real light anyway. It is nice at night to have a little light just to check something quickly.

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post #8 of 28 Old 07-25-2008, 02:43 AM
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The light works via an inbuilt mercury switch and they do cause flat battery problems by not turning off. john.n
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post #9 of 28 Old 07-25-2008, 02:49 AM
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Yeah. I killed a few batteries (luckily replaced under warranty) until I noticed the darn light was still on when the hood was closed.
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I did not even get one of those in the WJ. Chrysler was looking to shave a few dollars off of the WJ I guess.
Earlier models did, it was probably optional though. My WJ has every available option except for the 10 cd-changer.

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I have the changer but no hood light. Mine did not come with a cargo cover or roof rack rails. I have since added the rails. I would not mind buying the cargo cover some day also.

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x 15 on the light..........

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post #13 of 28 Old 07-25-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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The light works via an inbuilt mercury switch and they do cause flat battery problems by not turning off. john.n
i guess i won't be adding the light anytime soon.
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post #14 of 28 Old 07-25-2008, 10:40 PM
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mine looked exactly the same when i bought mine

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post #15 of 28 Old 07-26-2008, 12:49 AM
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Got to add that the light is as good as useless anyway. Anyone thinking of adding 1 would be better of buying a flashlight and keeping it in the glove box! john.n
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