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zalmero Aug 20, 10:58pm - #255111 
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center console question

i looked up the neon tube center console install and thought id give it a try, but the 6" bulb i bought was a little too bulky on the ends, and wont fit, anything i can do to fix it, or maybe...would a 4 inch work?
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slidr Aug 20, 11:00pm - #255112 

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I had the same problem. You are placing it behind the black plastic piece that contains the AC and Rear Defrost button, right?

I tried that, and it was still very snug, so I just took a metal file and filed off some of the back side so it would fit in there.

Unfortunately, I didn't file enough off, and the neon tube was still being bent a little, and the next day, it snapped.

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zalmero Aug 20, 11:11pm - #255113 
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thanks man...ill start filing now
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zalmero Aug 20, 11:44pm - #255114 
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umm...this filing thing aint working out...any other suggestions?
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slidr Aug 21, 1:21am - #255115 

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You have a dremel tool?


You could gently take a hacksaw to it also. You just need something to make a groove in the plastic for the neon or whatever you are putting in there to fit.

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DSGB4LYF23 Aug 23, 10:15pm - #255116 

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I used a few bulbs that I bought from radio shack.. How Do U like?
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Sancho Aug 24, 2:31am - #255117 

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^^^Warren, explain to me how you did that. Clear on the left, red in the middle, and another clear on the right. That is so bad ass! Awesome work! thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 24, 2:34am - #255118 
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Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23
I used a few bulbs that I bought from radio shack.. How Do U like?


Cool thumbsup
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Sancho Aug 24, 2:36am - #255119 

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I told you Zalmero, you have to find those Optix ones. The other neons are too fuckin big! I checked 2 Autozones and 3 Pep Boys and couldn't find them. I might have to order. You know if the Pep Boys in El Cajon sells them? confused

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