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Dec 18, 10:50pm - #354507 
interior lights

i was just curious about something...

i wanted to do the neon tube behind the AC controls AND the CCFL in the footwells. i know that in both, you get power from the cigarette lighter...i was just curious if you could attached both to the cig lighter, or am i going to have to find another power source for one of them?


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Dec 19, 10:44pm - #354508 
Nope, both will work on the cig lighter or at list it did on mine.


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Dec 19, 11:18pm - #354509 
it should work.. since you are just tapping and not redirecting the power source, i dno't see any problems with that.

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Dec 19, 11:29pm - #354510 
i jsut did my ac one and had ccfls already. for ccfls i jsut tapped intot he back of the cig lights. for my cold cathode behind AC gauges i used a wire tap form pepbyos and taped intot fuse #18. its for tailigths. so when they come on, the ac gauges ocme one. so anyitme you turn ur lith son they will be on. works liek stock. turned out really good.

but now goign to dissconect everyhtign. taking it in for warrenty to get a speaker replaced. dont want them to somehow blame my speaker ont he ccfls. also getting oil change so putting stock aro box back in so they dont bitch aobut that either. damn i hate warrenties

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Dec 20, 12:52am - #354511 
Every time you tap into the lighter, it's in PARALLEL. It's fine. You can put everything there. Here are my lights.

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Dec 20, 10:48am - #354512 
yea thats wahy i did, but i wanted my ac light to only ocme on when lights cam on so it didnt shorten its life and didnt want a swich. thats why fuse tapping into tailights woreked awsome.

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Dec 20, 11:49am - #354513 
Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
i jsut did my ac one and had ccfls already. for ccfls i jsut tapped intot he back of the cig lights. for my cold cathode behind AC gauges i used a wire tap form pepbyos and taped intot fuse #18. its for tailigths. so when they come on, the ac gauges ocme one. so anyitme you turn ur lith son they will be on. works liek stock. turned out really good.

but now goign to dissconect everyhtign. taking it in for warrenty to get a speaker replaced. dont want them to somehow blame my speaker ont he ccfls. also getting oil change so putting stock aro box back in so they dont bitch aobut that either. damn i hate warrenties


I heard about this tap but like you can't really use the cig lighter to charge your phone or laptop. what i did was i tapped the wire behind the cig lighter and now i can have my neons on and my phone charged and there hasn't been a problem yet.

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Dec 20, 11:50am - #354514 
Originally Posted by MxReb0
Every time you tap into the lighter, it's in PARALLEL. It's fine. You can put everything there. Here are my lights.


Hey how did you take a picture like that of your neons? Everytime I try it with my digital camera its messed up looking

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Dec 20, 2:22pm - #354515 
no no the tap is simply somehtign that plugs into the fuse for your tailights #18,. it has 2 fuses for the tailights and for the alternate thingy. then a wire coming off to power it. So you get 2 things from 1 fuse and has nothign to do with cig lighter. for my foot neons i jsut did the whole put wire behind cig lighter and added a swich for it. so yea that you can still use the cig lighter as well.

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Dec 20, 6:39pm - #354516 
Originally Posted by MxReb0
Every time you tap into the lighter, it's in PARALLEL. It's fine. You can put everything there. Here are my lights.


hey, that looks awesome

thanks for all your help, guys


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Dec 20, 7:01pm - #354517 
Originally Posted by MxReb0
Every time you tap into the lighter, it's in PARALLEL. It's fine. You can put everything there. Here are my lights.


MxReb0...what kind of lights are those? are they CCLF? are they blue or UV?


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