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Neon tube behind center console questions... #317082 Nov 3, 4:58pm Nov 3, 4:58pm
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Neon tube behind center console questions...
I had a couple quick questions regarding this method of lighting up your center console using a neon tube.

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869870766_0_collapsed_5__1.html

1- After cutting the black piece mentioned, does the tube just fit in there without using anything else to support it (glue, tape, etc)?

2- What do you do with the preexisting lights attached to the AC console? Cut off the green slips? Leave them on?

3- What is the easiest way to change the cigarette lighter to match the neon? I tried acetate and it isn't even close. Is there any blue bulb out there that I can replace it with or is it like the AC lights which can't be removed?

Thanks in advance! smile

Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: Ulithian] #317083 Nov 3, 7:08pm Nov 3, 7:08pm
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U can remove the ac lights...But i dont know the answer to your question, sorry. Good luck!

Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: 10celica10] #317084 Nov 3, 7:11pm Nov 3, 7:11pm
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changing the light in the cig lighter is easy. just get your hands on a small led light, and cut out the one thats in there, and wire up the new one. mines blue now!

Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: Tyler_W] #317085 Nov 3, 10:32pm Nov 3, 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by Tyler_W
changing the light in the cig lighter is easy. just get your hands on a small led light, and cut out the one thats in there, and wire up the new one. mines blue now!


You can actually replace the stock bulb in the cigarret lighter for a led bulb #74 happywink

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Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: morris] #317086 Nov 4, 5:08am Nov 4, 5:08am
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Thanks for your help guys. Does anyone know about how the tube stays in place or what I should do about the preexisting bulbs? Thanks again.

Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: Ulithian] #317087 Nov 4, 5:21am Nov 4, 5:21am
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haha cool man!

Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: morris] #317088 Nov 7, 6:26am Nov 7, 6:26am
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Originally Posted by morris
Originally Posted by Tyler_W
changing the light in the cig lighter is easy. just get your hands on a small led light, and cut out the one thats in there, and wire up the new one. mines blue now!


You can actually replace the stock bulb in the cigarret lighter for a led bulb #74 happywink


Anyone know where to purchase these? Thanks!

Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: Ulithian] #317089 Nov 7, 8:09am Nov 7, 8:09am
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Is this the bulb we need for the cigarette lighter?

74-XX Bulbs Specifications:
1 LED
12 volt
Usage:
Instrument panel light

Size:
T5 Wedge Base, 20mm

3/4" (20mm) high x 3/8" (5mm) diameter

Re: Neon tube behind center console questions... [Re: Ulithian] #317090 Nov 8, 3:35pm Nov 8, 3:35pm
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how do i take aprt the cig lighter to get to the bulb. wil thsi nbulb work for the ac gauges too??? Ebay sels them 2 for 4 in blue or white. i rmeber someone on eclica showing how to remove cig lighter but if osmeone has pics of the bulb and how ot get at it that woudl be great.

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