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Sep 11, 1:04pm - #272342 
Do your footwell neons whistle?

I just noticed today that my footwell neons make a whistling noise. I turned my stereo down for the first time and could notice it. I have one in each footwell...is this normal or are they telling me that there's a problem? confused

Also does anyone have a good mounting spot for the passenger footwell? I have it on the bottom surface of the dash right now...but i don't really like that because it's kinda visable. It doesn't seem to me that there is a good place to stick 'em. Anyone have pics of theirs?

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Sep 11, 1:44pm - #272343 
whisle???? if you drilled ahole through ur firewall, then it might from the Intake if you have a SRI... thats what happens to me,, imo its sounds sweet thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Sep 11, 1:55pm - #272344 
Originally Posted by sbocaj55
I just noticed today that my footwell neons make a whistling noise. I turned my stereo down for the first time and could notice it. I have one in each footwell...is this normal or are they telling me that there's a problem? confused

Also does anyone have a good mounting spot for the passenger footwell? I have it on the bottom surface of the dash right now...but i don't really like that because it's kinda visable. It doesn't seem to me that there is a good place to stick 'em. Anyone have pics of theirs?

is the sound high

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Sep 11, 2:06pm - #272345 
it's not from my Intake...lol i love that noise...but no when i just have the neons on i hear a kinda high-pitched whistle that is pretty faint but bothersome now that i know it does this. When i'm driving i can't hear it so it's not a big deal unless it means i have a problem...I just have them plugged into my 12v cig lighter for now...

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Sep 11, 2:47pm - #272346 
before mine broke, they used to whistle too. its turns off when the power source is off.


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Sep 11, 10:58pm - #272347 
Are your lights CCFL? coz they have a whistle.
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Sep 12, 5:28am - #272348 
Sorry i'm an idiot but what the hell does CCFL stand for? confused

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Sep 12, 5:43am - #272349 
cold cathode florescent lighting. And yes, your neons should emit a high pitched noise such as a tv because of the frequency the starters operate at. This noise is usually picked up by the stereo and amplified

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Sep 12, 11:35am - #272350 
Whistling? That sucks. i have some neons comming in the mail and i dont want then to whistle or buzz. I bought LED neons though so that should make a difference right? they draw less current.

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Sep 12, 11:42am - #272351 
you can hear the light spineyes


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Sep 12, 12:16pm - #272352 
Originally Posted by morris
Are your lights CCFL? coz they have a whistle.
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Are you joking? CCFLs don't whistle. They're silent. Only neons "hum."

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Sep 12, 12:18pm - #272353 
no...

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Sep 12, 12:19pm - #272354 
Originally Posted by fonz182
Whistling? That sucks. i have some neons comming in the mail and i dont want then to whistle or buzz. I bought LED neons though so that should make a difference right? they draw less current.


LED tubes are not as bright as the original neons. frown

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Sep 12, 1:36pm - #272355 
Ok well i guess i'm glad that it's not just my neons...I guess i'll just have to make sure that when my neons are on...my stereo is also up and thumpin thumbsup

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Sep 12, 7:58pm - #272356 
its very faint,the only way you hear it is if you cruise without any music or windows down whatsoever

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Sep 12, 8:30pm - #272357 
when neon start to buzz that mean the transformer is going bad or burned..even thought it still light up..if you have neon pedal they'll buzz too..and neon el wires does that too..i have neon in my car and they never buzz or make sound..


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Sep 12, 9:42pm - #272358 
Ok here is the answer to your question...

The lights do not whistle but the lil transformer does. Its normal and not a bad thing. Now if it starts to buzz and get real loud, then you should be worried.. Just like if you go and stand next to one of the big ones on the street, its doing a lot bigger of a job therefor it hums, your little one included with your lights has a high pitched whine sorta.. and yes its normal, mine does it to and im used to it, besides I always have music on... rice


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Sep 12, 11:20pm - #272359 
Nope

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Sep 13, 7:33am - #272360 
I have interior neaon and I don't get a whistle of any variety

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Sep 14, 1:43am - #272361 
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
Ok here is the answer to your question...

The lights do not whistle but the lil transformer does. Its normal and not a bad thing. Now if it starts to buzz and get real loud, then you should be worried.. Just like if you go and stand next to one of the big ones on the street, its doing a lot bigger of a job therefor it hums, your little one included with your lights has a high pitched whine sorta.. and yes its normal, mine does it to and im used to it, besides I always have music on... rice

In fact, when is really quiet I can also heard my gauges indiglo Overlays (conv.box) whistle... spineyes laughsilly

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