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celicatalbot Jun 22, 8:59pm - #204604 
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Question about install for neons?

Where did you guys wire your neons to? For power and for ground? I'm not electrically advanced and really dont know what to use. I am install 4 neons. Any ideas?
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falkkor Jun 22, 9:02pm - #204605 

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Let me go get you some pics.. brb
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falkkor Jun 22, 9:15pm - #204608 

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falkkor Jun 22, 9:16pm - #204609 

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4 ran pwoer from cig to switch to the ghetto connector. going to redoit all when I get some nice switches and somewhere to mount them. I have 2 15" tubes and 2 C2 gauges (Backlight for night) switched on them
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robare99 Jun 23, 12:20am - #204610 

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Great pics, love the switch. Reminds me of old school Star Trek. heh
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Sultan Jun 23, 12:21am - #204611 

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...what about if you don't have your cig lighter anymore? where should you tap into?
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CRBN BLU Jun 23, 3:49am - #204612 

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I did an "add a circuit" and plugged it into the power door locks fuse in the footwell. This way I can turn them on with or without the key. Just go to Pep Boys and look for a MINI Add A Circuit, about 9 bucs. Then go from there.

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celicatalbot Jun 23, 3:51am - #204613 
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Great pics.. Thanks alot?

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Sultan Jun 23, 4:04am - #204614 

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Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I did an "add a circuit" and plugged it into the power door locks fuse in the footwell. This way I can turn them on with or without the key. Just go to Pep Boys and look for a MINI Add A Circuit, about 9 bucs. Then go from there.


cool, thanks bro...
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morris Jun 23, 6:34am - #204615 
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Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I did an "add a circuit" and plugged it into the power door locks fuse in the footwell. This way I can turn them on with or without the key. Just go to Pep Boys and look for a MINI Add A Circuit, about 9 bucs. Then go from there.


I did the same but plugged it into the cig.lighter fuse!!! so. wtf .. they only work on ACC... grin Tomorrow morning I'll plugg them on the p.doors!!! thumbsup Thanks for that tip!! thumbsup thumbsup
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spaztikid Jun 23, 7:00am - #204616 
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i wired it to my gauges that turn on bythemselves when the headlights turn on...

so now when the headlights turn on, my gauges do too and my neons do... and then i added a switch so i could turn off the neon thumbsup
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Zero Jun 23, 7:22am - #204617 

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how about just connecting them directly to the battery? wave

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celicatalbot Jun 23, 2:21pm - #204618 
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yeah but I am hooking up for different neons. Doesnt that mean that I have to run 4 different lines to the battery? That would just be too many wires goin through the firewall!

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zerocooll21 Jun 23, 2:43pm - #204619 

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You prob dont want to get into runnin wires to your battery if you really dont need to.. I have two 10" neons under the seats and two 3" above the visor all wired together... Connect the all the + to gether and all the - together. Then run a single wire from each set to your power and ground source. I used my head unit, but you can just about use anything that has power to it.. It would also be wise to use a switch so you dont kill the life of the neon...I pulled the part out of my ash tray out and have the switches all there...Good luck! thumbsup
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celicatalbot Jun 23, 5:15pm - #204620 
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Where did you ground the wires. I couldn't find a good spot!

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ravertony Jun 23, 5:45pm - #204621 
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are these underbody neons or interior??
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celicatalbot Jun 23, 7:11pm - #204622 
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Interior!

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zerocooll21 Jun 23, 7:14pm - #204623 

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they are interior neons...If you using your stero(only if you have a after market one) just pull it out and look for the red wire and black wire...If your going to use the cig lighter if you pull that out youwill see a red wire connected to a plastic part that can be pulled off the back of the cig lighter...tap into that red wire for +. If you look around the side of the cig lighter there will be a wire connected to a metal peice that is rivited to the side. Tap into that for ground...i can get pics if need be..just let me know..PZ
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celicatalbot Jun 23, 7:35pm - #204624 
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Yeah but I don't want to tap into that 4 times for my 4 neons.

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Sultan Jun 23, 7:37pm - #204625 

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Originally Posted by zerocooll21
they are interior neons...If you using your stero(only if you have a after market one) just pull it out and look for the red wire and black wire...If your going to use the cig lighter if you pull that out youwill see a red wire connected to a plastic part that can be pulled off the back of the cig lighter...tap into that red wire for +. If you look around the side of the cig lighter there will be a wire connected to a metal peice that is rivited to the side. Tap into that for ground...i can get pics if need be..just let me know..PZ


so I can tap into my head unit?
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ravertony Jun 23, 9:58pm - #204626 
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u could tap into the head unit but i wouldn suggest because of potential for electrical noise (weird sounds that come from speakers when not installed right)

just ground it to the metal bars goin through behind the dashboard... theres ground points above the passengers kick panel and theres ground points on the right of the Radio/AC Controls and ground points above the drivers kick panel thumbsup just look around
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zerocooll21 Jun 24, 1:55am - #204627 

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You dont have to tap in 4 times...just connect all the + together and all the - together...then from the + set attach another wire and attach that single wire to your power..do the same for the negitive... I think ravertony is right about electrical noise but thats how I have it set up and I dont have any probs..good luck!
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falkkor Jun 24, 2:07am - #204628 

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I put the ground to the Sig Lighter ground but if you dont have that not sure..
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celicatalbot Jun 24, 3:17am - #204629 
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Thanks for the info on the grounds. So it wouldnt be a problem hooking up 4 neons to my cigarette lighter? I dont't want overload power, you know?

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oh ok, i thought you were talking about underbody exterior neon. if the glow you are installing are for the inside of the car, just hook them up to a power source that you can find inside.

(since my car came with no power package and no moonroof, i connected the "+" wire to a free fuse space and used the correct fuse to power it!. you know where the stock radio is bolted onto, right? - connect the "-" wire to one of the upper bolt holes, preferebly the upper left.)

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falkkor Jun 24, 5:46am - #204631 

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Celicabot, See that Connectoer I had that let me run 1 set of wires to the Cig and 1 set to the switch. Jsut use that to connect all your crap into. It jsut takes a twist of a screwdriver smile I think they are called barrel connectors. (Brainfart) about 2$ at Radioshack.
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BaJAs CeLi Jun 24, 6:34am - #204632 

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Originally Posted by zerocooll21
You dont have to tap in 4 times...just connect all the + together and all the - together...then from the + set attach another wire and attach that single wire to your power..do the same for the negitive... I think ravertony is right about electrical noise but thats how I have it set up and I dont have any probs..good luck!


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