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May 20, 6:45am - #181797 
footwell neon question

alright, I read the install and am getting ready to do the footwell neon install, but have one quick question first...I want to run the power from the back of the cigarette lighter...which wire is the positive?, and where is a good place to ground it an the interior?...Also, I have a solar yellow GT...should I go yellow on the interior or blue (which looks amazing in everyones pics)...thanks in advance thumbsup

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May 20, 7:48am - #181798 
either color would be sweet.

My solution would be to leave the cig lighter alone and just tap its fuse with an "add a circuit." That will save you a ton of time and no stock systems will get there wires cut.

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May 20, 7:49am - #181799 
heres a pic, the little black boxes are the fuse taps:

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May 20, 7:52am - #181800 
^^^ The one on the bottom left is the cig lighter fuse, the 10 amp fuse you see comes with the kit. The original fuse plugs in under it (cant see in pic) then the whole thing plugs in where the original fuse was.

Super easy, I have my neons, my gauges, my shift bezel lignt, and my AC lights all powered this way. thumbsup

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May 20, 7:57am - #181801 
SWEET!!!! Where did you get the fuse taps...can I go to HomeDepot and get them or something???

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May 20, 7:59am - #181802 
^^^ Got mine at Pepboys. thumbsup Run you about $10-$12 each. Again there called "add-a-curcuit," you need the mini fuse size.

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May 20, 8:03am - #181803 
you say you did it with your gauges too right??? I've got the s7 gauges coming in later this week...and this would be sooooo much easier than trying to tap into the parking lights, and messing something up...

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May 20, 8:07am - #181804 
^^^ Yes did it with all my A2s. See the tap on the far top right? Thats the tail light fuse, tap that to get the gauge lights to come on when you turn the lights on.

Far eaiser and more stable a connection than cutting into the parking lights.

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May 20, 8:09am - #181805 
^^^ Oh, add a tip on the S7 gauges, I here if you squish them between a few heavy books it will help with the needles not getting stuck on the raised part.

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May 20, 8:38am - #181806 
^^^ Sweet!! The footwells are going down today...I just got off the phone with a buddy of mine, and I'm thinking blue cause I like the effect, and I'm gonna end up with yellow as my underbody...he told me that I should mount a tube of blue and a tube of yellow under the dash for a mixed effect...and all I thought was confused...I love the blue...but I'm not sure how it would look with the yellow there too...plus this is gonna be like a $30 mod...not a $75 mod...

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May 20, 10:36am - #181807 
yeah $75 is way to high, you can get a pair of 9" "light glow" neons for $25 from www.theneonedge.com. I have two pairs footwell and underseat.

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May 20, 11:08am - #181808 
just got back from the store...got two 10" blue neon tubes, the wiring parts, switches, etc..., and headlight strobes (why not all at once, right?) for $50.00...I went by the local stereo shop to get the fuse taps (not exactly like the ones above, but just as easy to "plug and play")...he gave me them for $3.50 for two, and the self tapping screws for grounding it into the sheetmetal under the footwell carpet...god I love early weekend projects, and for $50.00...why not!!!

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May 20, 11:15am - #181809 
werd!

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May 20, 11:16am - #181810 
thumbsup Post pics when you get it done.

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May 20, 11:25am - #181811 
Remember, yellow and blue combined will make green bro. Unless you want green, I would suggest sticking with one color or the other.

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May 20, 11:28am - #181812 
cool...

what i did with my footwells was tap into the power wire i had for my gauges... which was connected to the headlights.

so now, whenever the headlights turn on, so do my gauges and footwells automatically... and then i added a switch for the footwells in case i need to turn em off for some reason.

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May 20, 11:29am - #181813 
^^ you would do it the Spaz way wouldn't you! (j/k) rofl spineyes rofl

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May 20, 11:32am - #181814 
yes... yes i would spineyes

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May 20, 11:37am - #181815 
you guys rock...I'll post when I get everything installed...gotta love the Girlfriend's digital camera, and the fact that she encourages my modding my car!!

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May 20, 11:39am - #181816 
girls like cars and money...

she would want you to have a sick car grin she gets to ride in it.

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May 20, 11:44am - #181817 
lol...yeah...she likes all the attention we get in it...and as for money...she's a doctor, so figure that one out cool

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May 20, 11:45am - #181818 
well then u've got it good thumbsup thumbsup

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May 20, 11:48am - #181819 
LMFAO!! rofl

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May 20, 11:59am - #181820 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
LMFAO!! rofl



Exactly...I've got it real good...hehehehehe

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May 20, 12:07pm - #181821 
i just ordered ones like here

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May 20, 12:10pm - #181822 
^^Sweet!! be sure to post when you get done

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May 20, 4:07pm - #181823 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan

either color would be sweet.

My solution would be to leave the cig lighter alone and just tap its fuse with an "add a circuit." That will save you a ton of time and no stock systems will get there wires cut.


I did the same... but for the indiglo faces I tried splicing the power wire into the existing wire harness. No additional cost for a fuse tap, and the lights come on with the gauges and interior lights. I have a '00 GT and the green wire with the black stripe on the blue harness worked.

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May 20, 6:45pm - #181824 
Be sure to post pics! that should turn out tight man..

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May 20, 7:40pm - #181825 
seem too much for me..i would just run some extra wires and connect it to my parking light. so when i turn on the parking light the neon will be on too..that's how i did my 2 10" purple neon under the radiator..work pretty good..


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May 20, 9:27pm - #181826 
Why not run a wire direct to the battery? Controlled with a switch? That way, you have direct power to the inside of your ca for any other crazy shit you wana put it. AND you don't have to add/mess with the factory wiring. I find that the more you mess with the factory wiring the more random weird things happen. Here's a pic of my underdash lights. By the way, get some zipties to attach em up there, there's nothing to really screw em into safetly.

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May 21, 7:49am - #181827 
^^^ To the few posts, I like my way just because you don't have to deal with going throught the fire wall and you don't have to cut any wires on any stock system. I agree with the direct hook to the battery but I'm not down with cutting my stock wires, run the risk of over loading that system.

IMO, do what ever you want. Like with many mods there is no one way to do it. thumbsup

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May 21, 8:22am - #181828 
I only had half an hour of free time last night, and in just a quick half hour I got the fuse tapped, the wiring run, the tube under the driver's side mounted, the switch put in, and all the power and grounds run... grin...I'll finish everything out tonight, but I was pretty happy with the fact that I got one of them mounted and working with no hiccups , and everything cleaned up in just a half an hour thumbsup...and yes, I'll use the girlfriend's digital camera to post pics thumbsup

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