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trunk neons? #365812 Jan 5, 3:18am Jan 5, 3:18am
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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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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Barrett18] #365813 Jan 5, 4:46am Jan 5, 4:46am
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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


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Re: trunk neons? [Re: morris] #365814 Jan 5, 9:42am Jan 5, 9:42am
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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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Re: trunk neons? [Re: celicadragon] #365815 Jan 5, 3:13pm Jan 5, 3:13pm
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go for it since you already started with the neons in the front so go ahead and finish it out with trunk neons thumbsup

Re: trunk neons? [Re: SmutasticGT] #365816 Jan 5, 3:51pm Jan 5, 3:51pm
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ya i think so too thumbsup


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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Barrett18] #365817 Jan 5, 4:31pm Jan 5, 4:31pm
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nah man i have 3 15in and 2 strobes in mine go for it I love mine


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Re: trunk neons? [Re: REDDASHCELICA01] #365818 Jan 5, 4:38pm Jan 5, 4:38pm
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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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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Barrett18] #365819 Jan 5, 7:38pm Jan 5, 7:38pm
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yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay neon!!! cool

Re: trunk neons? [Re: SnowFire] #365820 Jan 6, 1:15pm Jan 6, 1:15pm
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going to buy them right now!!!! thumbsup


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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Barrett18] #365821 Jan 6, 1:25pm Jan 6, 1:25pm
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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

Re: trunk neons? [Re: StuntPanda] #365822 Jan 6, 3:40pm Jan 6, 3:40pm
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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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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Barrett18] #365823 Jan 6, 4:26pm Jan 6, 4:26pm
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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

Re: trunk neons? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #365824 Jan 6, 4:47pm Jan 6, 4:47pm
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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

Re: trunk neons? [Re: Barrett18] #365825 Jan 6, 4:50pm Jan 6, 4:50pm
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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

Re: trunk neons? [Re: StuntPanda] #365826 Jan 8, 3:49am Jan 8, 3:49am
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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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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Barrett18] #365827 Jan 8, 10:15am Jan 8, 10:15am
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GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!! thumbsup

Re: trunk neons? [Re: StuntPanda] #365828 Jan 8, 1:53pm Jan 8, 1:53pm
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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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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Karrion28] #365829 Jan 8, 2:53pm Jan 8, 2:53pm
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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Zero] #365830 Jan 8, 3:04pm Jan 8, 3:04pm
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thats great. now ho do i actually get that poped out???

Re: trunk neons? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #365831 Jan 8, 3:13pm Jan 8, 3:13pm
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Re: trunk neons? [Re: Erick] #365832 Jan 8, 5:40pm Jan 8, 5:40pm
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Re: trunk neons? [Re: isaac] #365833 Jan 9, 10:19am Jan 9, 10:19am
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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

Re: trunk neons? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #365834 Jan 9, 10:38am Jan 9, 10:38am
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visible tubes puke do something to fix that

Re: trunk neons? [Re: sickcelica696] #365835 Jan 9, 10:48am Jan 9, 10:48am
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how are you not going to make them visible?

Re: trunk neons? [Re: sickcelica696] #365836 Jan 9, 4:46pm Jan 9, 4:46pm
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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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Re: trunk neons? [Re: isaac] #365837 Jan 9, 6:49pm Jan 9, 6:49pm
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I alsmost did that but I didn't like that you could see the tubes...

Re: trunk neons? [Re: Larry_GTS] #365838 Jan 9, 11:41pm Jan 9, 11:41pm
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have them shine through the panels in the side of the trunk, that would look better

Re: trunk neons? [Re: sickcelica696] #365839 Jan 9, 11:53pm Jan 9, 11:53pm
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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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