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HiRo-CuBe Feb 18, 8:04am - #3861 
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Neon footwells

I'm trying to figure out how to install the neons in the footwells. I bought the switch and two 10" tubes from walmart today. I was wondering how to mount the switche like in this picture. (Below) I was also thinking of connecting the power to the back of the cigarette lighter instead of the battery. Will that work? I also need a picture of the middle part with it removed. I want to see what it looks like behind the cigarette lighter. Thanks

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AM03GT Feb 18, 10:54am - #3862 
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the switch:

unbolt the under steering wheel plastic, two 8mm hex bolts lower left and right corner, feel around, you'll find em... the top is held by clips
after removing the bolts tug at it slowly and it will pull off... from here you can pop out either of those two "switch" squares by pinching the clips at the back, they pop right out... use a cutting blade or a rotory tool like a dremel to cut out an appropriate hole or cut-out size for your switch (those like you posted here need a hole and the switch screws on, square wall-switch types need a pretty snug rectangle and the switch itself usually has a clip mechanism built in provided the cutout is snug enough), plop the switch in (connect it ) then replace the okastic and 2 bolts...

cig lighter (works fine, i run 3 devices off it and with no problems):

the cig lighters power comes off another plug that has 4 wires, splice off the two that come off the cig lighter itself... helps to have a voltmeter to check polarity, i forget if the wire colors made it obvious...

i'll try to remember to take pics tomorrow if no one else has already supplied some...

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isaac Feb 18, 11:29am - #3863 
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NEON WIRE COLORS:
SILVER = NEG
GOLD = POS

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CIG ELECTRICITY FLOW:
OUTSIDE CYLINDER = NEG
TIP/BOTTOM = POS

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I have two neons and a PSX hooked to my cig... no problems - just make sure you are using the correct gauge wire (my AC/DC converter is 18 gauge and the neons are 24 gauge) ...but I guess it really doesnt matter in the end, since the cig lighter wiring is only 20 gauge rofl

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Stipt Feb 18, 4:02pm - #3864 
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Hey Isaac...if I decided to hook up like 4 neons in my car...should I do it by pairs and then hook it up to the cig? Or should I go 4-2-1 and run it to the cig?

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i just reached my lil hand back there and popped it out...

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HiRo-CuBe Feb 18, 11:32pm - #3866 
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I took some pictures of the switch and the plastic part. It looks like its gonna fit, but I don't know what to use to make a hole, and without snapping the plastic plate. The only thing I have that can make holes is an electronic screwdriver thing. I don't know if that might snap the plastic in the process. If I do use it, after I make a hole big enough, I'll use a filer to make it into a square...and hopefully it fits.

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HiRo-CuBe Feb 18, 11:39pm - #3867 
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I'm just wondering...if I snap the plastic plate thing, will the toyota dealership have more that I can buy?
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HiRo-CuBe Feb 19, 12:25am - #3868 
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hmm and where do I mount the neons to on both sides of the footwells? I'm thinking of using zip ties but I have no idea where to zip tie them to.
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AM03GT Feb 19, 12:28am - #3869 
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i mounted my neons with the provided holes at each end, drilled a small hole into my plastics and used screws to hold the neons...

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HiRo-CuBe Feb 19, 1:14am - #3870 
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Well I don't really want to drill, but if I have to I will...I heard about using zipties instead but I don't see how or where you would ziptie them to...
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Karrion28 Feb 19, 7:40am - #3871 
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I actually used very sticky double sided tape. Works very well. Heres a pic of the passenger side.

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HiRo-CuBe Feb 19, 11:06pm - #3872 
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oo I forgot about the sticky tape stuff lol...cool thanks I'll use that. I got another question about grounding. Where do i ground the wire to? I can't seem to find a good place
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HiRo-CuBe Feb 19, 11:06pm - #3873 
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oo I forgot about the sticky tape stuff lol...cool thanks I'll use that. I got another question about grounding. Where do i ground the wire to? I can't seem to find a good place
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