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sbocaj55 Sep 11, 8:04pm - #272342 

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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?
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Shiftyz1x Sep 11, 8:44pm - #272343 

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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
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oas Sep 11, 8:55pm - #272344 
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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?

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sbocaj55 Sep 11, 9:06pm - #272345 

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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...
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Zero Sep 11, 9:47pm - #272346 

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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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morris Sep 12, 5:58am - #272347 
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Are your lights CCFL? coz they have a whistle.
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sbocaj55 Sep 12, 12:28pm - #272348 

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Sorry i'm an idiot but what the hell does CCFL stand for? confused
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sickcelica696 Sep 12, 12:43pm - #272349 
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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
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fonz182 Sep 12, 6:35pm - #272350 

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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.
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CaLiGTS Sep 12, 6:42pm - #272351 

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you can hear the light spineyes

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Sancho Sep 12, 7:16pm - #272352 

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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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spaztikid Sep 12, 7:18pm - #272353 
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Sancho Sep 12, 7:19pm - #272354 

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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

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sbocaj55 Sep 12, 8:36pm - #272355 

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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
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sickcelica696 Sep 13, 2:58am - #272356 
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its very faint,the only way you hear it is if you cruise without any music or windows down whatsoever
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celicafourotwo Sep 13, 3:30am - #272357 

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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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DJ_Curtiz Sep 13, 4:42am - #272358 
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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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BReakinDrifTs Sep 13, 6:20am - #272359 
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AZZKIKR Sep 13, 2:33pm - #272360 

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I have interior neaon and I don't get a whistle of any variety
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morris Sep 14, 8:43am - #272361 
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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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