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Old 04-30-2011
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Ford Probe Underhood Lighting Mod Help

Hey guys , i am looking to do the ford probe under hood lighting mod, Rwenzing did this, but I don't know which years he did this from, Or what other parts that may be involved. please let me know which years and parts please. Thanks
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You can swap in virtually any underhood light that you can make fit. Most have an internal mercury or BB switch that operates by hood angle so that must be taken into account when mounting it.

It you have the non-conductive SMC composite Ranger hood, then the easiest is a 2-wire lamp assembly that includes a dedicated ground wire. If you choose a single wire lamp with case ground, those are intended for metallic hoods and would need to have a ground wire added.

As far the Probe year range, I couldn't tell you. Late 80's? Early 90's? I grabbed it in a junkyard because it looked like it might work. I didn't notice the year.

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I like the ones out of the late 90s Expeditions. Very bright.
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okay thanks Rwenzing and I appreciate the feedback, I don't know what material my hood is, but it is a 2004 powerdome hood. I have access to lots of expeditions iat the yard, i will take a look and retrieve the parts if available.
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I don't know what material my hood is, but it is a 2004 powerdome hood.
The non-conductive SMC (sheet molding compound) powerdome hoods were installed on 2001~2003 4x4 and Edge model Rangers. Some claim that the earliest 2004 MY Rangers were also SMC and soon switched over to steel but I don't know if that is true. A simple magnet test will answer the conductivity question.
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yea although i have a 2001 ranger , I prefaced the entire exterior to a 2004-up, and now that if my memory serves me, I have a metal hood, it's heavy and yes the magnet trick is how I found out that my flashlight and magnetic holder stuck to the hood. Again I appreciate all your help as I would actually like to put 2 of the underhood lights in, if it is at all possible, one on each side.
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