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  1. Lasse

    Lasse Newbie

    I found this motor bay light in a Hungarian webshop, mode for early Wartburgs and Trabants.

    http://www.zsombishop.hu/product_info.php?products_id=3040

    I actually ordered one for fun but have no idea on which models they were found on and where. I have looked at dussins of motor bay pictures but never managed to spot the light itself. It would definitely be handy when refueling in the dark.

    Would anyone like to "shed some light" on this issue?

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  2. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    It looks neat I've seen some thing similar on an old lada years ago
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  3. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    I have one in mine, installed in the factory. It is connected to the interior light. Switch on the interior light, and the under-the-hood light comes on.
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  4. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    Put an LED soffit bulb in it, and it will be much brighter under the hood (and in the car's interior).
  5. Lasse

    Lasse Newbie

    Thanks for the info. Where is it mounted? Do you have a picture you could share with us?
  6. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    Those were a standard feature installed on the "Deluxe" models. I don't know if they were an option on others or not.
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  7. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    I seen a photo and from my recollection, they are mounted near the hood catch (under the hood itself). Like they overlap the hood catch bracket. Does that make any sense?
  8. zivert

    zivert Newbie

    This is a real motor light for Trabant! Pay attention to the mount.

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  9. Andrewwoey

    Andrewwoey Loyal Comrade

    Great photos. I was also looking to see where they fitted.
  10. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

    That's a nice new hood blanket for your Trabant. Where can you get them?
  11. zivert

    zivert Newbie

    Good afternoon!
    Really a blanket from this car. One moment: I took off the blanket, washed it in a washing machine, received a severe reprimand from my wife, and then re-executed the edges of the blanket with a needle and a nylon cord (an overlock type). Kind of very good.

    I apologize for my English, I use Google translator.

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  12. kev the builder

    kev the builder Loyal Comrade

    hmm may have to try washing it then
  13. 'bant

    'bant Loyal Comrade

    The blanket in my Trabant is a bit grubby too, giving it a wash sounds like a grand idea.

    Let the reprimands commence!
  14. Zausel

    Zausel Genosse Forum Donor

    I had a light like this mounted as shown above on my hood. I'm not an original parts kind of guy so I removed it and ziptied in a strip of 12v LEDs, grounded one lead, the other lead to a mercury switch from an old thermostat and then to positive and now I get a light whenever the hood is opened.

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