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post #1 of 24 Old 10-09-2019, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for part# J3240729

Anyone have a line on where I can find the OEM underhood lamp unit? OEM part #J3240729.

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post #2 of 24 Old 10-09-2019, 06:55 PM
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is this for a restoration build?

because if not - that light is useless and can be upgraded for much cheaper and with little effort.
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I have that light, it comes with an integral mercury switch and is as good as the light bulb installed. 1156 base.

I have not seen a NOS available for years. If you want the real thing, it's going to be a used part. Ebay, Jeep salvage shops, junk yards ect.

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I cut the wire, added a physical on/off switch then hooked up LED strip lights to the folded sheet metal on the sides of the engine bay and on the firewall. It works pretty well.
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post #6 of 24 Old 10-10-2019, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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I cut the wire, added a physical on/off switch then hooked up LED strip lights to the folded sheet metal on the sides of the engine bay and on the firewall. It works pretty well.

Like this idea.


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I have that light, it comes with an integral mercury switch and is as good as the light bulb installed. 1156 base.

I have not seen a NOS available for years. If you want the real thing, it's going to be a used part. Ebay, Jeep salvage shops, junk yards ect.

Yeah thats the only place I've been able to find it. For a silly price at that.

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I just decided I wasn't going to break down after dark.

This seems like the ideal scenario.



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is this for a restoration build?

because if not - that light is useless and can be upgraded for much cheaper and with little effort.

No, I was being lazy, saw the open single slot connector and figured I'd just throw something in there. Seems like it would be easy enough to cut something else in with more lighting power.

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Yea... I did as Xpage... put in a manual switch. It was an old LED mini bar ...low draw. And a recycled switch that comes with wiring harnesses. I save all that crap...I can swivel it around to focus the light where needed
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Yea... I did as Xpage... put in a manual switch. It was an old LED mini bar ...low draw. And a recycled switch that comes with wiring harnesses. I save all that crap...I can swivel it around to focus the light where needed

That's a pretty sweet setup! I am a long way from having an engine bay that clean. Inherited a mess, but that's half the fun.


The under hood lamp is a need since I seem to be diagnosing something every other week, sometimes on the road.
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I would like one too. My stock one broke off and so far Iíve been too lazy to wire up something else.


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except for maybe checking the oil or a jump start I have never found under hood lights to have much value. They never seem to light up where you need to see except in your eyes.

Being a YJ guy I spend a fair amount if time roaming junkyards and have come across a few GM cars that had a nifty light under the hood then pulls out on a wire and has a crank to wind it back in. I grabbed a couple which then sat on the shelf for a year or two until finally deciding that just using a flashlight was way easier tossed them.

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except for maybe checking the oil or a jump start I have never found under hood lights to have much value. They never seem to light up where you need to see except in your eyes.

Being a YJ guy I spend a fair amount if time roaming junkyards and have come across a few GM cars that had a nifty light under the hood then pulls out on a wire and has a crank to wind it back in. I grabbed a couple which then sat on the shelf for a year or two until finally deciding that just using a flashlight was way easier tossed them.
Obviously never worked in my type of context. Public underground parking garage with no light above my spot that I can use because I cant fold the hood all the way back due to the damn fire sprinkler getting in its way. :

My mini light bar spreads the light right across my bay. And I can swivel it easily towards firewall or radiator.

It came on real handy on my PS pump install most recently (I jerry rigged it up while awaiting for the pump to arrive).

Hope I never have to, but I can see its use on the side of the road. My setup anyhow.

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Here's the controversial light in question.
Is it bright enough to perform an appendectomy?
Probably not. Check fluids? Yeah.

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That light is a common GM part through the same years. Broaden your search.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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I have no idea how you guys keep your engine bay so clean. My splash guards fell off YEARS ago and now every time I drive through anything the underside of my hood gets dirty. It's stained pretty good.
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and here is the light I mentioned, it pulls out about 10' and cranks back in
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