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Stupid question time?

What the hell does this switch do?
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thats for the light on your hood, when the switch is down the circuit is open and the light doesnt light. when the pin goes up (hood open) the circuit is completed and turns on the hood light
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it creates the fusion in your flux capacitor.......

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thats for the light on your hood, when the switch is down the circuit is open and the light doesnt light. when the pin goes up (hood open) the circuit is completed and turns on the hood light
My hood is currently UP and the light is on and I was holding DOWN the pin!! Shouldn't the light have gone out when I held down the pin?
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that switch is not for the light, the light has a mercury switch inside of it. let me look at a wiring diagram and see what it does because it escapes me at the moment

that switch is part of the anti-theft system, the panic alarm should go off if the vehicle is locked and the hood is then popped with the doors shut
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is there a light on your dash possibly telling you the hood is open? lol
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that switch is not for the light, the light has a mercury switch inside of it. let me look at a wiring diagram and see what it does because it escapes me at the moment

that switch is part of the anti-theft system, the panic alarm should go off if the vehicle is locked and the hood is then popped with the doors shut
meh they look the same so thats what i figured it was haha
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It is an aftermarket switch for an alarm system
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meh they look the same so thats what i figured it was haha
looks the same as what? the hood light has no switch, the mercury switch is in the light assembly
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maybe ive got that one and something else mixed up. doh
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you may have a switch under there for an aftermarket alarm

that switch pictured is a factory switch
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i dont have an alarm so idk what ive got it confused with. no power options xlt ftl...
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is there a light on your dash possibly telling you the hood is open? lol
No and all my dash lights work.
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I have remote key less entry with a factory alarm, I guess I will go out side,roll down the windows alarm the truck wait 30 seconds then reach in the window and pop the hood and see if my alarm goes off. BRB
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Well *** soon as I reached in an popped the hood then walked around and actually opened it BOOM my alarm went off, thanks for the help.
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Some Ranger's have lights under the hood?!?!?!? WTF. Mine doesn't.
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Some Ranger's have lights under the hood?!?!?!? WTF. Mine doesn't.
yea ford did weird ****. ive got a glovebox light and hood light, but my moms LIMITED (the $$$$ one) explorer doesnt have a glovebox light hhaha
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yo dawg i heard you like lights, so we put a light in yur light......
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lol......... That's good stuff right there!
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