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Question about install for neons? #204604 Jun 22, 12:59pm Jun 22, 12:59pm
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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?

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: celicatalbot] #204605 Jun 22, 1:02pm Jun 22, 1:02pm
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Let me go get you some pics.. brb

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: falkkor] #204606 Jun 22, 1:14pm Jun 22, 1:14pm
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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: falkkor] #204607 Jun 22, 1:14pm Jun 22, 1:14pm
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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: falkkor] #204608 Jun 22, 1:15pm Jun 22, 1:15pm
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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: falkkor] #204609 Jun 22, 1:16pm Jun 22, 1:16pm
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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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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: falkkor] #204610 Jun 22, 4:20pm Jun 22, 4:20pm
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Great pics, love the switch. Reminds me of old school Star Trek. heh

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: robare99] #204611 Jun 22, 4:21pm Jun 22, 4:21pm
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...what about if you don't have your cig lighter anymore? where should you tap into?

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: Sultan] #204612 Jun 22, 7:49pm Jun 22, 7:49pm
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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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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: CRBN BLU] #204613 Jun 22, 7:51pm Jun 22, 7:51pm
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Great pics.. Thanks alot?


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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: CRBN BLU] #204614 Jun 22, 8:04pm Jun 22, 8:04pm
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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...

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: CRBN BLU] #204615 Jun 22, 10:34pm Jun 22, 10:34pm
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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

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: morris] #204616 Jun 22, 11:00pm Jun 22, 11:00pm
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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

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: spaztikid] #204617 Jun 22, 11:22pm Jun 22, 11:22pm
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how about just connecting them directly to the battery? wave


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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: Zero] #204618 Jun 23, 6:21am Jun 23, 6:21am
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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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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: celicatalbot] #204619 Jun 23, 6:43am Jun 23, 6:43am
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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

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: zerocooll21] #204620 Jun 23, 9:15am Jun 23, 9:15am
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Where did you ground the wires. I couldn't find a good spot!


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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: celicatalbot] #204621 Jun 23, 9:45am Jun 23, 9:45am
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are these underbody neons or interior??

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: ravertony] #204622 Jun 23, 11:11am Jun 23, 11:11am
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Interior!


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Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: ravertony] #204623 Jun 23, 11:14am Jun 23, 11:14am
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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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Yeah but I don't want to tap into that 4 times for my 4 neons.


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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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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

Re: Question about install for neons? [Re: ravertony] #204627 Jun 23, 5:55pm Jun 23, 5:55pm
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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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I put the ground to the Sig Lighter ground but if you dont have that not sure..

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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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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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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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