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CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. #352697 Dec 16, 12:15am Dec 16, 12:15am
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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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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: pfcnguyen] #352698 Dec 16, 12:16am Dec 16, 12:16am
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heres the switch placement

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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: pfcnguyen] #352699 Dec 16, 12:21am Dec 16, 12:21am
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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: imp] #352700 Dec 16, 12:33am Dec 16, 12:33am
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nice dude!!

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: RookieGTS] #352701 Dec 16, 12:37am Dec 16, 12:37am
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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.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: stefanoc] #352702 Dec 16, 1:14am Dec 16, 1:14am
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where did you get the ccfl neons from?

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: SquareEnix] #352703 Dec 16, 1:32am Dec 16, 1:32am
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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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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Zero] #352704 Dec 16, 1:32am Dec 16, 1:32am
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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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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Zero] #352705 Dec 16, 1:55am Dec 16, 1:55am
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damn those are tight..i have a CCFL buts only a single tube.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Virgilson] #352706 Dec 16, 10:08am Dec 16, 10:08am
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what's the difference between a dual and single tube setup?

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: SquareEnix] #352707 Dec 16, 10:26am Dec 16, 10:26am
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i got CCFL in blue installed by PnoY in my car and it came out very nice!! thumbsup

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: stefanoc] #352708 Dec 16, 2:03pm Dec 16, 2:03pm
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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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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Babyboi419] #352709 Dec 16, 2:06pm Dec 16, 2:06pm
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thumbsup CCFL lights better than neons...

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Pnoy] #352710 Dec 16, 2:09pm Dec 16, 2:09pm
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alot cheaper too.


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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: pfcnguyen] #352711 Dec 16, 2:28pm Dec 16, 2:28pm
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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

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352712 Dec 16, 2:33pm Dec 16, 2:33pm
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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

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Bakablo1] #352713 Dec 16, 2:36pm Dec 16, 2:36pm
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they odnt get hot. i believe last longer. and are brighter. the blues are not that bright.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352714 Dec 16, 3:27pm Dec 16, 3:27pm
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if i remember right LEDs are better than CCFL and then CCFL are better than the standard NEONs confused

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: ravertony] #352715 Dec 16, 3:28pm Dec 16, 3:28pm
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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: ravertony] #352716 Dec 16, 3:28pm Dec 16, 3:28pm
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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

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352717 Dec 16, 3:44pm Dec 16, 3:44pm
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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: SilvrGTS] #352718 Dec 16, 3:46pm Dec 16, 3:46pm
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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

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352719 Dec 16, 3:51pm Dec 16, 3:51pm
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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...

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Babyboi419] #352720 Dec 16, 3:53pm Dec 16, 3:53pm
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ah. so i prob dont need one smile

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352721 Dec 16, 3:57pm Dec 16, 3:57pm
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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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Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: blitzceli] #352722 Dec 16, 3:59pm Dec 16, 3:59pm
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wow. waht did it???? ccfls take less power so hopefully that doesnt happen

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352723 Dec 16, 5:25pm Dec 16, 5:25pm
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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.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: FloydianSlip6] #352724 Dec 16, 5:32pm Dec 16, 5:32pm
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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...

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Pnoy] #352725 Dec 16, 5:34pm Dec 16, 5:34pm
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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

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352726 Dec 16, 5:41pm Dec 16, 5:41pm
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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

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352727 Dec 16, 5:41pm Dec 16, 5:41pm
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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

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: Pnoy] #352728 Dec 16, 5:43pm Dec 16, 5:43pm
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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.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352729 Dec 16, 5:48pm Dec 16, 5:48pm
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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.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: FloydianSlip6] #352730 Dec 16, 5:50pm Dec 16, 5:50pm
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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.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352731 Dec 16, 5:54pm Dec 16, 5:54pm
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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.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: FloydianSlip6] #352732 Dec 16, 5:55pm Dec 16, 5:55pm
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yea i agree. i think i may take the easy way out and fuse tap into tailights smile

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: hombredelassrtas] #352733 Dec 16, 6:01pm Dec 16, 6:01pm
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<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.

Re: CCFL installed...ricey? Feedback please. [Re: FloydianSlip6] #352734 Dec 16, 6:03pm Dec 16, 6:03pm
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sounds good. i'm off, you all have a goodnight

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