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Wiring qestion #45784 Sep 17, 1:58pm Sep 17, 1:58pm
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Wiring qestion
I want to install a light under my Hood but I don't want it to be on all the time or controlled by a switch. Does anyone know how to make it so it will only come on when I open the Hood (like the trunk does or the interior lights do)?

Re: Wiring qestion [Re: Barrett] #45785 Sep 17, 2:03pm Sep 17, 2:03pm
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You use a switch that's depressed when the Hood is closed. When it is depressed, it is an electrical open. When it is not depressed it is closed. This kind of switch is called "normally closed" or NC-SPST (single pole single throw).


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Re: Wiring qestion [Re: Barrett] #45786 Sep 17, 2:05pm Sep 17, 2:05pm
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Here's an example of the kind of switch. This is just the first thing I saw on a google search. NC SPST


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Re: Wiring qestion [Re: Barrett] #45787 Sep 17, 2:13pm Sep 17, 2:13pm
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Thanks Rebo, thats exactly what I'm lookin for thumbsup

Re: Wiring qestion [Re: Barrett] #45788 Sep 17, 8:44pm Sep 17, 8:44pm
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No problem.


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