A detail that makes difference

A detail that makes difference

  • Category: Car Blogs
  • Date: 14-02-2020

It is very certain that most people like LED lights, but not all are fans of installing them on the wheels or the chassis of the car and making it look super flashy, there are also those who prefer to be more discreet and whose modifications cause impact at the perfect moment. If you are one of those who love the details and the surprise factor, this post is made for you. It's about lighting the engine compartment, so that when you open the car you leave everyone with their eyes wide open.  
 
Let's see how: 
 
Having an attractive lighting is somewhat easy to achieve, in addition to being very useful in case of mechanical failures when there is no light on the street, because you would not have to check with a lamp in your hand and this modification can be adapted to any car, no matter what. There are also LED lighting kits that are manufactured specifically for certain car models, so there are many options that we can choose from. As we know, when choosing to adapt things to our mode, we have greater customization, while the kits offer ease of installation and avoid future failures due to possible oversights that we can commit when doing it from scratch. 
 
But as we like challenges, we will see how the installation would look in our way, because we have the possibility to choose if we place the LEDs in the car's hood, in the engine or around the compartment, the best we can do is to experiment and choose the combination we like. Of course, depending on what you decide, the amount of cable will be required to power the LED strips. And at the time of installation, if it is within the framework of the engine compartment, e.g., we can use nylon straps that will fix the lights for longer, because many people use black tape and with heat the tape is detached too early and driving with the lights hanging down the car looks awful. 
 
You will also need a switch and power supply. An electric car wiring harness is enough for the connection to work well. When creating our switch, the first negative contact of the harness joins the hood and the second contact to the motor support, in this way, when we open the hood, the circuit closes and the lights turn on automatically. Typically, the positive cable is connected directly to the battery, which is the power source (although it can also be connected to the electrical system through the harness) and, to prevent electrical breakdowns, you will need to establish a connection to the fuses’ box. 
 
Some cars already have light in the engine compartment, but anyway we can make the modification because it would help to highlight with a striking color and have the same surprise impact when opening the hood, not to mention that in that case it is much easier to install. And how do you see the engine lighting? Have you thought about doing that before? Tell us in comments what lighting arrangements you have made and if you would like us to do installation tutorials. Subscribe if you have not already done so, follow us on social networks and stay in tune!