Engine Compartment Light

Ever opened the hood of your Toyota FJ Cruiser at night and been unable to see right? Enter my LED engine compartment light. No more searching for the head lamp or other light. When I open the hood this light comes on automatically. It utilizes a retro mercury tilt sensor switch mounted to the hood. The LED is mounted in the center of the hood about 1′ from the front. I wired the system into my auxiliary power system. Here are the installation photos:

Light on with Hood Open


LED Light Module


Mercury switch



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 


  1 comment for “Engine Compartment Light

  1. September 21, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    This is perfect for my VW Puma. Where did you get the parts? I like the mount.

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