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cwsample Dec 19, 5:50am - #354507 

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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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2nd2nun Dec 20, 5:44am - #354508 

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Nope, both will work on the cig lighter or at list it did on mine.

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Pnoy Dec 20, 6:18am - #354509 
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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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hombredelassrtas Dec 20, 6:29am - #354510 

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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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MxReb0 Dec 20, 7:52am - #354511 

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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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hombredelassrtas Dec 20, 5:48pm - #354512 

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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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KhmerRice Dec 20, 6:49pm - #354513 
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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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KhmerRice Dec 20, 6:50pm - #354514 
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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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hombredelassrtas Dec 20, 9:22pm - #354515 

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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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cwsample Dec 21, 1:39am - #354516 

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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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cwsample Dec 21, 2:01am - #354517 

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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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