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Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube #122199 Mar 10, 9:51pm Mar 10, 9:51pm
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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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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122200 Mar 10, 9:55pm Mar 10, 9:55pm
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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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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122201 Mar 10, 10:03pm Mar 10, 10:03pm
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3 Then Connect the adaptor to your sigaret lighter wires (Green and Red).

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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122202 Mar 10, 10:07pm Mar 10, 10:07pm
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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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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122203 Mar 10, 10:09pm Mar 10, 10:09pm
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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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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122204 Mar 10, 10:10pm Mar 10, 10:10pm
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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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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122205 Mar 10, 10:13pm Mar 10, 10:13pm
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Thats pretty tight, thanks for the guide!! thumbsup did you just get the 6" neon at Best Buy err..

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: tgts2000] #122206 Mar 10, 10:16pm Mar 10, 10:16pm
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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.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122207 Mar 10, 10:59pm Mar 10, 10:59pm
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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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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: celicafourotwo] #122208 Mar 10, 11:05pm Mar 10, 11:05pm
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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

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122209 Mar 10, 11:32pm Mar 10, 11:32pm
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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?

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: Virgilson] #122210 Mar 10, 11:35pm Mar 10, 11:35pm
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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.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: celicafourotwo] #122211 Mar 10, 11:39pm Mar 10, 11:39pm
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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

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: Eyger] #122212 Mar 11, 12:02am Mar 11, 12:02am
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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.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122213 Mar 11, 12:27am Mar 11, 12:27am
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great job! is there any way to preserve the red for the heater? otherwise it always seems to have the a/c on... tongue

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: blueTRD] #122214 Mar 11, 12:31am Mar 11, 12:31am
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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.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: slidr] #122215 May 12, 6:29am May 12, 6:29am
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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.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122216 Jun 10, 4:46pm Jun 10, 4:46pm
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Next time when splicing wires, try Scotch Locks. They're basically a 3-way wire junction, and they just snap on.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: schwagner] #122217 Sep 29, 6:44am Sep 29, 6:44am
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is this neon tube always on or what?>


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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: ivantrd] #122218 Oct 27, 5:13pm Oct 27, 5:13pm
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Can anyone in NY do this? I'm willing to pay top $$. Send me a PM. Thanks.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube #122219 Nov 8, 2:24pm Nov 8, 2:24pm
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did you just have it awlays on?? mso when the car tuns on it ocmes on???

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: hombredelassrtas] #122220 Nov 10, 5:04pm Nov 10, 5:04pm
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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?

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122221 Dec 13, 9:36am Dec 13, 9:36am
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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.

Thanks.

-Ben

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: Rem2088] #122222 Dec 21, 11:01am Dec 21, 11:01am
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same here i need one green bulb so if anyone is selling one please pm me.


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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122223 Jan 25, 5:41pm Jan 25, 5:41pm
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where can I get a/c controls like in the red kaminari celica on the web site

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Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #122224 Feb 11, 10:13am Feb 11, 10:13am
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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

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: ivantrd] #122225 Mar 23, 8:05am Mar 23, 8:05am
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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.

Re: Center Console - Custom Lighting Using Neon Tube [Re: BOOOK] #122226 Apr 8, 4:46pm Apr 8, 4:46pm
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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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