Introduction: Hood Light LED Mod

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In this instructable i will show you how to modify the light under your hood to be brighter and more energy effeciant, through the use of LEDs! Please see my other instructable Improved Hood Light LED Mod for an even better design!

Step 1: Step 1: What You Need

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You will need:
White LEDs ( however many you want )
The light under your hood
Metal shears
Soldering iron+solder
Wire strippers
330 ohm resistor

Step 2: Step 2: Open

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Now open up the cover, and remove the rubber seal.

Step 3: Step 3: Cut

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Now use the metal shears to cut away the plasctic around the light base. Pull it out and trim the wires.

Step 4: Step 4: Solder

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Now solder the resistor to one of the wires. Then solder the LEDs in paralell, solder one end to the resistor, and the other to the wire.

Step 5: Step 5: Re-Assemble

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Now put the seal back in place and put the cover back on.

Step 6: Finished

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Now you have a brighter and more energy effeciant hood worklight. You can add as many LEDs as you want.

Step 7: Final Note

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