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Barrett18
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Jan 5, 3:18am - #365812 
trunk neons?

the install would be no problem at all, and the cost is not a factor, just want some opionions about putting neons in the trunk. would it be too ricey since i already have them in the footwells and doorwells? i don't want my car to look cheap confused


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Jan 5, 4:46am - #365813 
Originally Posted by Barrett18

the install would be no problem at all, and the cost is not a factor, just want some opionions about putting neons in the trunk. would it be too ricey since i already have them in the footwells and doorwells? i don't want my car to look cheap confused


A projetct never looks "Cheap"... happywink

A couple 15" are the perfect complement if you have sound system installed int the trunk cool

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BTW I got several compliments from people that owns BMW and even Porsche, grin asking if those are aftermarket... rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl I feel so proud of my DIY grin grin

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Jan 5, 9:42am - #365814 
the only thing i hate is when the actual tubes are visable other than that the lights are cool as hell


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Jan 5, 3:13pm - #365815 
go for it since you already started with the neons in the front so go ahead and finish it out with trunk neons thumbsup

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Jan 5, 3:51pm - #365816 
ya i think so too thumbsup


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Jan 5, 4:31pm - #365817 
nah man i have 3 15in and 2 strobes in mine go for it I love mine


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Jan 5, 4:38pm - #365818 
Originally Posted by REDDASHCELICA01
nah man i have 3 15in and 2 strobes in mine go for it I love mine

pics!!!!


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Jan 5, 7:38pm - #365819 
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay neon!!! cool

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Jan 6, 1:15pm - #365820 
going to buy them right now!!!! thumbsup


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Jan 6, 1:25pm - #365821 
someone write up an install guide on how to install these, best places to mount, where to hide wires and whatnot and how to wire them to the trunk light so they go on when you open the trunk thumbsup

i was thinking of doing this myself and a guide would be very helpful as im not too familiar with wiring and whatnot. thumbsup

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Jan 6, 3:40pm - #365822 
you wanna run them with the trunk light? hmm, i'm gonna run them with the footwell and doorwell neons i already have so they're on whenever i want, not just when the trunk is open. and if you don't have neons already, just wire them to a switch in the dash if you want? otherwise the wiring is pretty simple: remove the rear quarter-panel, solder the neon wires to the positive wire of the trunk light, and cut off the excess wire or zip tie it or something behind the quarterpanel. i'll try to post pics in like a week when i do it. thumbsup


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Jan 6, 4:26pm - #365823 
good idea. anyone know how to take off rear pannel. i am sure its in installes but i dont have time to look at the moment. gotta pull a fire alarm wink

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Jan 6, 4:47pm - #365824 
i LOVE neons,, lol look at my pro... i ran one BIG wire to the back and spliced all of those little neon wires into it, so that i dont have 2346534 wires running all over the place...dont worry about whether its "rice" or not... dude its ur car... everyone thinks my car is rice but i like it... rice rice

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Jan 6, 4:50pm - #365825 
Originally Posted by Barrett18
you wanna run them with the trunk light? hmm, i'm gonna run them with the footwell and doorwell neons i already have so they're on whenever i want, not just when the trunk is open. and if you don't have neons already, just wire them to a switch in the dash if you want? otherwise the wiring is pretty simple: remove the rear quarter-panel, solder the neon wires to the positive wire of the trunk light, and cut off the excess wire or zip tie it or something behind the quarterpanel. i'll try to post pics in like a week when i do it. thumbsup


i suppose that'll work. i'll wait for the pics. i dont want them on a switch cause i've had stuff on a switch in my dash and it got messy under there. i wouldn't want to drive with them on either. just for a little show and some extra light for when i have to find something in the trunk

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Jan 8, 3:49am - #365826 
ya actually it's gonna be a while now, change of plans, i'm finally getting rims... it's been a while but i got around to it, so it'll prolly be about another week or maybe two, depends on when damn autozone gets another 15" tube in, bastards banghead


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Jan 8, 10:15am - #365827 
GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!! thumbsup

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Jan 8, 1:53pm - #365828 
Originally Posted by StuntPanda

someone write up an install guide on how to install these, best places to mount, where to hide wires and whatnot and how to wire them to the trunk light so they go on when you open the trunk thumbsup

i was thinking of doing this myself and a guide would be very helpful as im not too familiar with wiring and whatnot. thumbsup


This is what I did. I connected the positive wires from the neons to red wire of the switch and the negative wires from the neons to the black wire of the switch. This way your neons will only turn on when the hatch opens.

Here is a pic that might help you out a bit.

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Jan 8, 2:53pm - #365829 
^^^dude, where've you been? wave


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Jan 8, 3:04pm - #365830 
thats great. now ho do i actually get that poped out???

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Jan 8, 3:13pm - #365831 
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flat head screwdriver happywink


Edit** I do believe my next project will be trunk lighting... when i pay off some things cry


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Jan 8, 5:40pm - #365832 
some old photos...

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Jan 9, 10:19am - #365833 
thanks tony and great pics isaac. debating on weather using cold cathodes or neons. cot cathodes are cheaper but i woudl need to extnd the wire on the other side and i hear that dimms their light if you extend it to much

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Jan 9, 10:38am - #365834 
visible tubes puke do something to fix that

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Jan 9, 10:48am - #365835 
how are you not going to make them visible?

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Jan 9, 4:46pm - #365836 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696

visible tubes puke do something to fix that


to remain functional, they don't create enough light to be able to recess them without doing custom fabrications... besides, the angles that you have to be at, to see them (as I pictured above), are not common angles... basically, if when they are off and you are standing above your trunk, you wont really notice them enough for it to bother you... from my own experience rice

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Jan 9, 6:49pm - #365837 
I alsmost did that but I didn't like that you could see the tubes...

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Jan 9, 11:41pm - #365838 
have them shine through the panels in the side of the trunk, that would look better

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Jan 9, 11:53pm - #365839 
I would just wire the neons to a switch to the trunk light, so that way during the day the neons don't kick on when you open the trunk. At night flip the switch and open your trunk. thumbsup

My cold cathodes burnt out on the freeway for some reason about a month ago. I still haven't replaced them. Just ripped em out last week. Back to CompUSA for another return. rofl


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