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Mar 10, 9:51pm - #122199 
Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube

Center Console Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube
By RoMkApOmKa @ EverythingCelica.com

I changed my A/C control lights long time ago but just got the pictures today. My friend was too busy to burn CD with picture for me. But finally I got it from him today.

1) I installed OPTX 6" neon tube in to A/C control console.
First (AFTER YOU TAKE THE FACE PLATE) modify this black frame. Cut this 2 plastic pieces. If you do not going to cut them off, Neon tube will not fit inside.

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Mar 10, 9:55pm - #122200 
2 Then Connect Neon tube to adaptor (OPTX NEON comes with it). I placed the adaptor on the side of the shift compactor.

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Mar 10, 10:03pm - #122201 
3 Then Connect the adaptor to your sigaret lighter wires (Green and Red).

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Mar 10, 10:07pm - #122202 
4 Put everything back.
P.S. When it's very cold outside it's takes 5-10 seconds for neon tube to light up(neon gas inside have to warm up).

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Mar 10, 10:09pm - #122203 
5 And now the final picture! Here we go!
P.S.Sigaret lighter light will not change to blue, you have to replace the LED inside of the sigaret lighter.
P.S. Lights looks about 3 times brighter in person.

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Mar 10, 10:10pm - #122204 
So what do you think guys?
Oh yeah here is the picture of the OPTX NEON tube. Click here for OPTX !

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Mar 10, 10:13pm - #122205 
Thats pretty tight, thanks for the guide!! thumbsup did you just get the 6" neon at Best Buy err..

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Mar 10, 10:16pm - #122206 
You can get it online for $9 free shipping or you can get it from an Auto Zone for $12-$17. wave
P.S.Oh yeah and it's comes with the (1year)warranty.

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Mar 10, 10:59pm - #122207 
did you paint the interior yourself or was it done professionally?? I'm thinking of painting my interior blue like your too but waiting till Spring Break or Summer if i'm too lazy. BTW how did you remove your heat vent to paint it? Cuz it luk wicked nice, pretty. Very good guides.


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Mar 10, 11:05pm - #122208 
Yes, I painted everything my self.I spent around 10 days to do the whole painting proces.
Just do not rush and your painting will be good.
And here is the link on How to take the vents off:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/53950/air-vents-how-to-remove.html

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Mar 10, 11:32pm - #122209 
hey for the green and red wire for the cig lighter...did you make like a little cut then fuse the wires together...or what?

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Mar 10, 11:35pm - #122210 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
hey for the green and red wire for the cig lighter...did you make like a little cut then fuse the wires together...or what?

Yes, it's what exactly i did.

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Mar 10, 11:39pm - #122211 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
how did you do it? is there a link that you use to guide you thru the painting process? ex: materials and such.

thanks

Here is the PAINTING GUIDE : Click Here!
P.S.Just let you know that Home improvement stores do not sell High grade sand paper. For sand paper try Auto Zone... wave

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Mar 11, 12:02am - #122212 
Originally Posted by Eyger
That's pretty awesome, i think it would be cool if you could get a neon that changes color, maybe like an led bar or somthing.

May be the led bar, but led tubes... no way thumbsdown ,not bright at all.
At first I installed the Led (flex.) tube and it was not bright at all, so I change it to the neon tube.

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Mar 11, 12:27am - #122213 
great job! is there any way to preserve the red for the heater? otherwise it always seems to have the a/c on... tongue

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Mar 11, 12:31am - #122214 
In person you will see the red...well it's like more purpl red...
But you be able tell the difference between the Blue and Red w/o any problem.

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May 12, 6:29am - #122215 
Hey I agree it works pretty good. but I only used a three 3 inch tube and it seemed to fit a little easier. no cutting. I dunno just an idea, the results seems to be the same.

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Jun 10, 4:46pm - #122216 
Next time when splicing wires, try Scotch Locks. They're basically a 3-way wire junction, and they just snap on.

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Sep 29, 6:44am - #122217 
is this neon tube always on or what?>


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Oct 27, 5:13pm - #122218 
Can anyone in NY do this? I'm willing to pay top $$. Send me a PM. Thanks.

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Nov 8, 2:24pm - #122219 
did you just have it awlays on?? mso when the car tuns on it ocmes on???

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Nov 10, 5:04pm - #122220 
question..when you cut out the brackets to fit in the neon inside...did you also remove the 2 stock l.e.d bulbs behind it also?I did my hc\vac lights also but in a lil different way..everything is blue but my a/c button and defog button is still yellow..is that becuz i did not remove the 2 led bulbs behind it????or you left it there?

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Dec 13, 9:36am - #122221 
If anyone still has the lightbulbs that used to light up the area behind the climate controls that the neon is now lighting up, I will buy 2 green bulbs that still work off of you. You can email me @ rem2088@yahoo.com or msg me on here.

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Dec 21, 11:01am - #122222 
same here i need one green bulb so if anyone is selling one please pm me.


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Jan 25, 5:41pm - #122223 
where can I get a/c controls like in the red kaminari celica on the web site

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Feb 11, 10:13am - #122224 
if you'd take a gander at the picture, you'd realize the steering wheel is on the RIGHT side. It's a Japanese Celica, it's been looked it, and rewiring the entire system to accomodate the Jap dials is damn near impossible...unless you hold a master's degree in electrical engineering. rofl

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Mar 23, 8:05am - #122225 
If you cut the plug off of the lighter, then you can run the ground wire to any ground, then run a wire to a switch and then back to the fuse box and that way you can turn the neon on by turning the switch on and off.

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Apr 8, 4:46pm - #122226 
since you are tapping into the cigarette lighter, the neon will not turn on, unless you have the parking lights (or headlights) on. just like at night, once the headlights are on, the cig lighter glows green.

no need for a switch, since your tapping into something that lights up when the lights are on.


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