Under hood light

Discussion in 'The ragtop shop' started by raj1980, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. raj1980

    raj1980 Active Member

    anyone have a pic of where to mount the under hood light, and where to tread and connect the wire lead?

    Also, same question for the trunk light for convertible.

    Pics will help me the most.

    Thanks
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Year, make, model?
     
  3. raj1980

    raj1980 Active Member

    I have a 1971 Skylark Custom Convertible. But I think any A-Body example will due.
     
  4. mrolds69

    mrolds69 Still restoring!!!

    I've never seen an under hood light on a 70-72. I do have a an old magazine article here somewhere from 69 or 70 that shows an under hood light on a 70 GS. I'll see if I can find a trunk light pic.
     
  5. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    The factory under hood light I recall was sold as an accessory. It had a wind up cord so you could use it to trouble shoot under the hood.
     
  6. raj1980

    raj1980 Active Member

    My question is mainly where the hood light mounts under the hood.... I want it in the correct spot. I read that you connect wire lead to the horn relay. I just need a pic of where the light goes.


    I figured out trunk light. I'm good with that one.

    Thanks in advance
     
  7. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    To my belief there was no light factory option for under the hood.
     
  8. raj1980

    raj1980 Active Member

    I believe it was an assesory on the GS.... just trying to figure out where to mount it. Would be about same on any a-body that had this assesory.
     
  9. raj1980

    raj1980 Active Member

    That would be great if you can post a pic where the underhood light goes! Thanks in advance
     
  10. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    I think you may be confusing what was a factory option versus what was an over the counter accessory such as an under the hood light, a compass, in 70 a passenger mirror, etc. If it is an accessory, it is not GS specific.
     
  11. BigTodd

    BigTodd Well-Known Member

    Here is the under hood light on my 72 minus the light bulb, hope this helps

    2017-10-10 18.52.27.jpg
     
  12. raj1980

    raj1980 Active Member

    Awesome! Exactly what I needed. And I was able to corroborate it with the chevelle page
     
  13. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    I read that for Chevelles an under hood light became an option beginning in the 71 model year.
     

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