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was going to add an under the hood led light with the auto on-off pin switch and then thought hell ill call the dealership parts place an see what it would cost, well  then he wanted the  vin # and then still couldn't come up with a kit to do it. got me wondering do any of the journeys have the hood light? and then when i asked even if he could get me one that would work would i have to have a sales code and get it flashed like the trailer lights do and he couldn't answer that one. so guess ill just have to order the parts off amazon or quit checking the oil at night LOL

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I'm not aware of a factory underhood light kit, but if there's a pin switch then it likely doesn't need a sales code . . . . the power from the battery goes to the bulb and the other wire from the bulb goes to negative (the vehicle frame) through the pin switch.  I'm reasonably certain you could find a universal kit of some sort from Autozone (or better yet, perhaps ebay).

Why not just buy a flashlight?  They sell some that have magnets, though the hood is aluminum. 

 

 

 

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i was going to add the pin switch with some led lights, just wondering if any journeys had the hood light system from the factory is all

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I've never seen one from the factory but I do know ebay has several good options for under the hood lights.

 

Example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Under-Hood-LED-Light-Kit-Automatic-on-off-Universal-Fits-Any-Vehicle-White/302106025369?hash=item4656ec1d99:g:GDcAAOxy4~BSSp1P&vxp=mtr

 

 

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I dont think any newer vehicles come with under hood lights.  Those went the way of 3 month/3000 mile oil changes. There is very little, if any, usefulness for such a thing they way they cover everything up on engines these days with "beauty covers".  I keep a flashlight in the vehicle should I ever need to open the hood on a dark street for some reason.

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Of what use is a light that is under the hood?  If you're popping the hood because something is wrong on the side of the road or in an empty parking lot, there's a good chance it's power related.  If it's not, it soon will be by running an unfocused light with enough strength to clearly see the engine bay.

 

Get a good LED head lamp and keep it in the glove box or in the storage bin with the scissor jack.

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