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Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics #18674 Aug 16, 2:47am Aug 16, 2:47am
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Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics
Footwell Neons - Basics
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At night, the car's interior is accented with blue neons.

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Two 10" tubes are installed under each half of the dash

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Two 9" mini-tubes are mounted under the driver and passenger seats.

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The toggle switch was installed on the dash on the left hand side of the steering wheel.

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Re: Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics [Re: isaac] #18675 Oct 6, 6:59pm Oct 6, 6:59pm

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got a question for you. Ok I have installed a rev. indaglo kit and I have installed fog lights so now I have no more room for switches(cause I have an alarm and power windows which takes up the last two slots) anyways I was thinking about running it to my fog light switch and just splice it in with that. Im pretty sure that would work. but my question to you is how did you run your passenger side wires over to your switch??? Thanks

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just buy a spindle of wire from pepboys/autozone and extend the neon wires smile


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I already have all that from when I did my rev. indaglo gauges what I need to know I guess is how to hide the wires to where you cant see them? did you run your wires behind our dash or around the console? sorry for not being more clear my bad. Thank for your help

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where can you buy the switch isaac?? autozone? pepboys?? do you think it's wise to connect the neon wire to the indiglo gauge switch? just a thought, let me know eh! thanks! thumbsup


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Re: Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics [Re: Ti Chuot] #18679 Oct 7, 6:56pm Oct 7, 6:56pm

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You can buy the switch at wal-mart for like 2 bucks its in the section with the butt end connectors and stuff like that.

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Looks nice Isaac one question where do you get the neon bulbs? and how much? thumbsup


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not my car...

you can get the neon tubes from any autozone or pepboys... OR Target, Walmart, Kmart...etc


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Re: Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics [Re: isaac] #18682 Oct 28, 6:19pm Oct 28, 6:19pm
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Gsellers9128, if you remove the carpeting on either side (don't know how to describe the location). But where the fuse located (passenger side) & gas pedal (drive side). Just remove the carpet a little bit and you should be able to run your wires through it (help if you have a rod).

My question for Isaac or Gsellers (if you know) is how to keep it in place?? bolts and screws come w/ it though drilling a hole is quite difficult since the bit is small. Another question is how you find the 12V wire?? i connected mine using the cigerate lighter adapter. it doesn't come w/ red and black wires. it comes with a cigerate adapter. thanks guys


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use ZIP-TIES to hold the neon rods into place.

if you splice-in to the cig lighter attachment, you have two wires... a silver one and the other should be gold - - treat the silver as negative and the gold as positive.

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Hey isaac, i've heard something about holding up the footwell neons without drilling. This true or is someone blowin smoke up my ass? I really don't want to cut into the car just yet.

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no one was blowing smoke up your ass this its the ever faverit wire tie aka the zip tie

Re: Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics [Re: isaac] #18686 Jun 22, 9:34am Jun 22, 9:34am
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I just did my footwell neons yesterday with a switch, just driver side and passenger side for now (meaning I will have it looking like a space station soon grin ). I did a thick neon tube on each side and they are zip-tied in there. You can't even tell they are there and they are pretty bright at night. I also have a shift knob with blue LEDs so I'm gonna work blue lighting all through my 2001 silver GTS, Any suggestions of what I should do next for my interior lights?


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for the more advanced project... buy some smaller neons (4in) and put them up where the headliner/grab-handle would be located (on most cars but is not found on the celica) - but a bit further, towards the backseat.

... this will functionally brighten up your car's interior when the door is open and it will give your celica's interior a glowing effect.


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couldnt you actually run your wires for the neons to the dome switch up top so when your interior lights come on (if its switched that way) then your neons would come on too or if your switch is turned the other way they wouldnt come on at all. Just another thought.


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Wait so from the switch you wire it directly to the car battery?

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Originally Posted by punterjoe21
couldnt you actually run your wires for the neons to the dome switch up top so when your interior lights come on (if its switched that way) then your neons would come on too or if your switch is turned the other way they wouldnt come on at all. Just another thought.


that's what i did in my cavalier and it was pretty sweet. when you pushed the remote entry unlock button, the whole car lit up blue.

Re: Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics [Re: isaac] #18691 Aug 5, 10:37am Aug 5, 10:37am
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The footwell neons look great and it didn't take anytime at all. Thanks for the tips on how to install them!

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Would I be able to wire them in such a way that I was able to turn them on and off via a switch, but also have them come on with the door light? So when I open my doors at night the lights are on?

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Hey quick question: Did you use 2 10" tubes under EACH side, or just 1 each side? Thanks. Great post. BTW, anyone looking for a switch that'll look stock can get the accessory fog switch for a 96 - 02 4Runner. Looks stock, and fits perfectly in the 3 spare stock locations.

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One 10" under each side thumbsup


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Howdy kids! I love this post, it's helped a lot. One thing I still have a question about though. Here's the scenario... I have 4 10" neons that I want to install to a switch on my dash. How would I rig up the pos and neg wires from the battery, to the switch, then to the lights? I'm not sure how I would run all 4 lights to one switch. Thanks a hoot! (Awesome post btw) thumbsup

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Hey, do you guys know some places that could install foot well neons for you? I think they look pretty cool, and i plan on getting 2 10" blue ones under the dash and passenger. Do yall reccommend any places? I feel i might screw up, and it might mess with my electrical system.

Re: Lighting, Footwell Neons - Basics [Re: Rick] #18697 Feb 15, 6:58pm Feb 15, 6:58pm
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^^^ check your local stereo install shop


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I just installed mine in the driver side for now and i wired mine to the car head light switch too lazy to put in another switch but looks great thanx for installing tips.

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I just missed it!
How can I hook up my neons to the interior light, so they'll come on when I open the door? what is the wire? what color...
Does somebody have topics??

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thanks for the help. my interior lookes beautiful now with the help of my blue neons under the dash. thanks again

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hey i have the crapy neons the ones you plug into the cig lighter, but anyways just wondering if you can cut off the end and splice that to something to have it turned on for example by the radio or something?

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Hopefully this will help some people with questions...
I bought 2 blue cathodes for my car and had quite an experience getting them to work. First of all, they came so that you could plug them into the cig lighter, which would look crappy and mega-tacky. I cut the wires and wired them to a switch in an open switch panel. Here's the important part: FOR POWER, using the cig lighter is not always a good idea, considering if you rigged up too much stuff to it you could start fires and in my case, keep blowing fuses. I found a hotspot in the fusebox, shoved the positive wire in, then put the fuse back in. "Voila!". I believe I used the fuse for the power windows. The lights come on even when the car is off. Just gotta be sure not to drain the battery... A problem I also had was with the lights being dim-which I fixed by cutting all my wire that I had rolled up. Resistance! You don't want it!
Sorry about the ridiculously long post, but I hope it helps some people.

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hay man I'm about to do my wife's car with red but i can't figure out witch on is the and the - wires. so my ? is the wire with the white strip is it or - if you could help that be great thank.


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Well, you're gonna have to elaborate your situation...
What kind of lights are you using? Is there a control box, etc?
And if you're trying to figure out the + and - wires, you can always use guess and check.

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is there a way to hook this up without running straight to tbe battery? like removing the console and hooking it up around the lighter like the CCFL's?

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Simplest way to get power: Use an "add-a-fuse" (fuse tap) in your fuse box thumbsup

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You can tap it to the cig. lighter #1 @ 15 amps (red arrow) only works on ACC

I tapped mine to the door locks #5 @ 20 amps (blue arrow) happywink that way I'm able to turn on my neons even

Go to here for diagram: https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/ShopMan2_BE/celicashopmanual2_Page_0838

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hey dude
spring time is here, and that when i usually do all my car instalations, get them down now so i can drive the car and show it off during the summer. well anyways i was wondering if instead of shoving a wire in with a fuse wouldnt you be able to run a wire through the firewall with an inline fuse and the go from there? and another question would you or anyone kno where to find a suitable hole in teh fire wall? because i cant seem to find one. i really dont want to drill a hole through my fire hole. thanks

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