I've been toying around with the idea of installing an underhood light for some time now, and I finally did it.
Got the Mopar light part # 56021441, wiring harness part # 56051176AB, both added up to about $50 plus a couple of hood liner clips/push pins. Bulb # is 561.
I extended the harness so it would reach to the positive power point to the front/passenger side of car.
I did not remove the liner as some others have done, I found no need to do so. The ONLY problem I had was actually getting the light to pop-in into the hole in the hood, as the liner was adding some extra material between the light and the hood metal and wasn't allowing it to filly clip in. I had to undo the back of the light and push in the push-pin, then clip the light into it's back.
It looks OEM and works awesome ... very bright. I'm gonna check to see if there's a Silverstar bulb available for it, but even if not, it's very bright.
Now what everybody wants, the pics:
The harness, modified with extended wiring, a 20A fuse holder at the end of the positive wire, removed the wire loom and taped it all up:
The finished product:
The following 2 pics show the wiring harness coming down alongside the washer hose, zip-tied to it, and at the bottom of the pics, the positive wire does a U-turn cuz I made the harness too long by about a foot.
Let me know what you guys and gals think.
Edit 10-18-2008, 2 pics of the light bulb area itself :
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