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Jun 22, 1:59pm - #204604 
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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Jun 22, 2:02pm - #204605 
Let me go get you some pics.. brb

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Jun 22, 2:14pm - #204606 
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Jun 22, 2:15pm - #204608 
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Jun 22, 2:16pm - #204609 
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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Jun 22, 5:20pm - #204610 
Great pics, love the switch. Reminds me of old school Star Trek. heh

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Jun 22, 5:21pm - #204611 
...what about if you don't have your cig lighter anymore? where should you tap into?

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Jun 22, 8:49pm - #204612 
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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Jun 22, 8:51pm - #204613 
Great pics.. Thanks alot?


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Jun 22, 9:04pm - #204614 
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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Jun 22, 11:34pm - #204615 
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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Jun 23, 12:00am - #204616 
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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Jun 23, 12:22am - #204617 
how about just connecting them directly to the battery? wave


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Jun 23, 7:21am - #204618 
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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Jun 23, 7:43am - #204619 
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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Jun 23, 10:15am - #204620 
Where did you ground the wires. I couldn't find a good spot!


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Jun 23, 10:45am - #204621 
are these underbody neons or interior??

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Jun 23, 12:11pm - #204622 
Interior!


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Jun 23, 12:14pm - #204623 
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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Jun 23, 12:35pm - #204624 
Yeah but I don't want to tap into that 4 times for my 4 neons.


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Jun 23, 12:37pm - #204625 
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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Jun 23, 2:58pm - #204626 
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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Jun 23, 6:55pm - #204627 
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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Jun 23, 7:07pm - #204628 
I put the ground to the Sig Lighter ground but if you dont have that not sure..

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Jun 23, 8:17pm - #204629 
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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Jun 23, 9:52pm - #204630 
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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Jun 23, 10:46pm - #204631 
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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Jun 23, 11:34pm - #204632 
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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