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

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sbocaj55] #272343 Sep 11, 1:44pm Sep 11, 1:44pm
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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

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sbocaj55] #272344 Sep 11, 1:55pm Sep 11, 1:55pm
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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

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: oas] #272345 Sep 11, 2:06pm Sep 11, 2:06pm
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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...

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sbocaj55] #272346 Sep 11, 2:47pm Sep 11, 2:47pm
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before mine broke, they used to whistle too. its turns off when the power source is off.


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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sbocaj55] #272347 Sep 11, 10:58pm Sep 11, 10:58pm
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Are your lights CCFL? coz they have a whistle.
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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: morris] #272348 Sep 12, 5:28am Sep 12, 5:28am
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Sorry i'm an idiot but what the hell does CCFL stand for? confused

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sbocaj55] #272349 Sep 12, 5:43am Sep 12, 5:43am
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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

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sickcelica696] #272350 Sep 12, 11:35am Sep 12, 11:35am
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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.

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: fonz182] #272351 Sep 12, 11:42am Sep 12, 11:42am
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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: morris] #272352 Sep 12, 12:16pm Sep 12, 12:16pm
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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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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: Sancho] #272353 Sep 12, 12:18pm Sep 12, 12:18pm
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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: fonz182] #272354 Sep 12, 12:19pm Sep 12, 12:19pm
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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

But they don't make a sound. thumbsup


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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: Sancho] #272355 Sep 12, 1:36pm Sep 12, 1:36pm
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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

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sbocaj55] #272356 Sep 12, 7:58pm Sep 12, 7:58pm
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its very faint,the only way you hear it is if you cruise without any music or windows down whatsoever

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: sickcelica696] #272357 Sep 12, 8:30pm Sep 12, 8:30pm
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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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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: celicafourotwo] #272358 Sep 12, 9:42pm Sep 12, 9:42pm
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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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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #272359 Sep 12, 11:20pm Sep 12, 11:20pm
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Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #272360 Sep 13, 7:33am Sep 13, 7:33am
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I have interior neaon and I don't get a whistle of any variety

Re: Do your footwell neons whistle? [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #272361 Sep 14, 1:43am Sep 14, 1:43am
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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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