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Dec 16, 12:15am - #352697 
CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please.

I installed the CCFL lights under my footwells..It took me awhile to decied on this..but for 5 bucks?..what the hell..and i just got red LEDs for my gauges and radio as well. Luckly i was able to pick them up from SVC themselves to save me shipping cost. People have probably dones this already...but i need my feedback. Instead of getting a switch..i just kept the "computer" one that came attached to it. I mounted it next to my shift knob...dose this look like a good spot? Thanks for the future veiws and good or bad feedbacks.. Ricey or not??

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Dec 16, 12:16am - #352698 
heres the switch placement

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Dec 16, 12:21am - #352699 
Looks hot man thumbsup


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Dec 16, 12:33am - #352700 
nice dude!!

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Dec 16, 12:37am - #352701 
if you want i have a red LED converted stock radio that i would trade with some money. let me know, i might do it cz im thinkin to redo it blue.

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Dec 16, 1:14am - #352702 
where did you get the ccfl neons from?

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Dec 16, 1:32am - #352703 
www.svc.com sells them.

They look great, not ricey at all. thumbsup

I use to have the blue ones and UV ones. UV ones were a trip rofl thumbsup


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Dec 16, 1:32am - #352704 
BTW on www.svc.com, click on LIGHTING. thumbsup

they are an awesome company that is really reliable. they called me to inform that they sent out my order before they even received my payment. They are very cool and trustworthy to do business with.

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Dec 16, 1:55am - #352705 
damn those are tight..i have a CCFL buts only a single tube.

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Dec 16, 10:08am - #352706 
what's the difference between a dual and single tube setup?

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Dec 16, 10:26am - #352707 
i got CCFL in blue installed by PnoY in my car and it came out very nice!! thumbsup

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Dec 16, 2:03pm - #352708 
Originally Posted by stefanoc
if you want i have a red LED converted stock radio that i would trade with some money. let me know, i might do it cz im thinkin to redo it blue.


Aww... i would but i already order the extra LEDs for my radio a few days ago..


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Dec 16, 2:06pm - #352709 
thumbsup CCFL lights better than neons...

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Dec 16, 2:09pm - #352710 
alot cheaper too.


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Dec 16, 2:28pm - #352711 
I did the same thing fomr same peope but got blue. i will post pics after chistmas of my switch. i didnt liek the computer one it came with so i dissconnected that, went to autozone, got a fighter style chrome toggle, ahs the little flip top. dremmeled a howl next to my shifter and put it there. looks sweet. i am getting a single tube and puting it int he back so i cna have another switch smile

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Dec 16, 2:33pm - #352712 
those things look brighter then any neon or led iv seen.. whats the major difs between the ccfl and the neons/leds?

it looks really good n brint thumbsup

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Dec 16, 2:36pm - #352713 
they odnt get hot. i believe last longer. and are brighter. the blues are not that bright.

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Dec 16, 3:27pm - #352714 
if i remember right LEDs are better than CCFL and then CCFL are better than the standard NEONs confused

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Dec 16, 3:28pm - #352715 
rice


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Dec 16, 3:28pm - #352716 
leds are better btu i dont think they look as bright. leds break less easily, and take less power, but i liek the solid color of ccfls and not the dot style of leds. but yea your flowchart is right

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Dec 16, 3:44pm - #352717 
looks hot, nice job thumbsup

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Dec 16, 3:46pm - #352718 
i know this is dumb, but i gotta clearify for myself. waht is the blue little computer thing in ur ashtray? i thought it was for turbos. i really dont knwo what they do smile

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Dec 16, 3:51pm - #352719 
S-AFC super air fuel controller..dunt know too much bout iti kno if you have a high modded motor..you need it...especially for turbos..it can help tuned your motor..to run right...but i would use it just for show..hehehe...

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Dec 16, 3:53pm - #352720 
ah. so i prob dont need one smile

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Dec 16, 3:57pm - #352721 
All I can say is be cafeful with the footwell neons. Friend put some in(red), well about 3 weeks later we were hangig out, wet to the mall, got back and right when he put it in nuetral, smoke filled the cabin with smoke (came out the ac vents) I could tell it was electrical. got out looking all around. he open where the fuse box was and there it was(smoldering at this point, we put it out.


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Dec 16, 3:59pm - #352722 
wow. waht did it???? ccfls take less power so hopefully that doesnt happen

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Dec 16, 5:25pm - #352723 
That looks really nice, I have neons in my car. I like the softer neon light as opposed to the really bright CCFLs or LEDs. As for the fire issue, I'd say make sure you run a direct line to the battery and include an inline fuse because a fuse tap is not too electrically sound.

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Dec 16, 5:32pm - #352724 
I tapped my cables to where the line from the fuse box starts behind the console. that way any shortage in the electrical won't get worse...I never tap anything directly to the battery coz all it's asking for is trouble... Babyboi loved you CCFL... it's bluer than mine...

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Dec 16, 5:34pm - #352725 
mine are tapped behind the cig lgither like in the install. havent had a problem yet. what do you all think aobut the fuse taps that have there own fuse? was goign to use one of those for my S7 gauges. tap into my tailights

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Dec 16, 5:41pm - #352726 
The best way to tap your CCFL is the the cig power...it's safer coz it's got a fuse and if anything short circuits the fust will the only one be affected and not any other electronic devices you have. Trust me i friend my cig fuse once when I accidentally short circuited my CCFL the first time I was installing a new switch rofl rofl silly forgot to turn off the batteries...

hombredelassrtas..yeah anything with fuse is good and safe..but then again you can use your gauge cables to tap to power that S7 gauge of yours...
thumbsup that's where I tap also to power my shift light

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Dec 16, 5:41pm - #352727 
I dunno, I think fuse taps are just asking for problems. If you properly wire something directly to the battery you'll never end up posting a message like... wtf my console lights are broken, etc etc. Granted if you don't feel comfortable doing it a fuse tap isn't the worst thing you can do provided you do it right. The ones with a fuse in it is a little safer, but it's really just as easy to wire a switch in and set-up a separate "toys" powerline; know what I mean? That way you just have one direct power line to attach all of your fancy electrical stuff to and you can leave the cars stock electrical system alone. However, if you don't research and know what you're doing, you'll be looking at a new alternator tongue

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Dec 16, 5:43pm - #352728 
i herd aobut the greena nd black wire or somehting. can you shwo some pics of waht ur talkign about. i have looked at liek every forum about it.

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Dec 16, 5:48pm - #352729 
in the cig lighter you mean? If my memory serves me correct the green is the power. it connects to the back of the cig lighter to power it. However it's been a while since I've seen my car (at college) so I'd wait on someone whose more sure.

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Dec 16, 5:50pm - #352730 
there is some green and back one begind the gauges that people tap into. thats alittel risky for me but thats what i think he was tlaking about.

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Dec 16, 5:54pm - #352731 
I dunno I wouldn't mess with the gauge, but it's up to you. I was installing a viper remote start and alarm system and we had to connect a tachwire, and man was I shitting my pants behind the gauge cause you can really fuck stuff up there. I mean not horribly bad, but it's just more stress than I would be willing to be under, and I feel comfortable doing a lot of electrical work, that's just an area I won't touch unless I have to.

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Dec 16, 5:55pm - #352732 
yea i agree. i think i may take the easy way out and fuse tap into tailights smile

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Dec 16, 6:01pm - #352733 
<cough> direct line <cough> eh to each his own. At least make sure you get a nice fusetap with a fuse in it like you were saying before.

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Dec 16, 6:03pm - #352734 
sounds good. i'm off, you all have a goodnight

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