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Hood cowl

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 14burrito, May 10, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    14burrito

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    I installed some lights last night and was wanting to run my wiring underneath the hood cowl.

    Ideally what I really wanted to do is just lifted up on the engine side to slightly past the sheet metal so I could just tuck he wiring behind. So I went ahead and popped all the clips out that retained it, and I couldn't get the actual plastic to push up and separate from the front portion of that sheet metal in the engine bay.

    So I was curious if anyone to remove the hood cowl and if they could provide some insight please.
    I'm guessing at this point in order to remove it you have to remove the wipers but for what I'm looking to do just tuck some wiring underneath and behind I don't really want to have to go through all that effort.

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 10, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    You don't say what year your truck is but on my 2015, I was able to route wiring inside the cavity of the hood and out of the hood by a hole near the hood hinge. Some cable ties, and good to go. I used a piece of household cable wire to act as a fish wire to pull the light wires through the hood cavity along the side of the hood.
     
  3. May 10, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    Ill give that a look over, thank you
     
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  4. May 10, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    You will have to take off the hood bulge to get access to the inside of the hood but that is easily done. Forgot to mention that earlier...
     
  5. May 10, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    I forgot to mention earlier that you will need to take off the hood bulge to get access to the hood cavity, but that is easily done.
     

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