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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:24 pm 
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ok so i iz on holidayz and r gettin pretty bored. so i decided to put sum neons in my baby. i went ta repco and bought these 2 little 'type S' led to shoot onto the dash area.

i wanted 2 install them onto a switch which i then had to cut the cigarette lighter off the end of it. b4 i did that i read the package it came in and nothing wos said about whenther or not u could do this, and whether or not it needed a fuse/resistor or something of the kind attached to it.

so i cut the bastard off and connected it all up. then turned it on and WHAM the lil fuker blew up.

so the nxt time i go to purchase one with the intention of cuttin the cigarette lighter part off, do i need to attach a resistor of sum sort?

all it says on the packaging is that it takes 12v.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:30 am 
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Inside the attachment that you cut off couldve been a resistor, or other circuitry to make this "neon" (I think you mean LED) work. It all depends on the manufacturer. Normally, it is not wise to cut off the adapter unless you know that all it is, is an inline fuse.
If you were bored, you could've washed your car instead :roll:


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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:32 pm 
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there is a small inverter incased in the cig lighter casing, best way, get hold of two cig sockets from d**k smiths (or Similar) wire these up under the dash and just plug the neons in! then when you wanna change colour easy as plug and play!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:54 am 
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Hmmm i got 2 300mm neons from jaycar and removed the cig lighter plug. Wired them up to a fused source in the car (interior lighting circuit) and have had no probs since.

Can i ask how much? These suckers were about 30 a pop.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:59 am 
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jaycar ones work straight up, with the removal of the acc plug.
all others ive played around with dont, but ive always kept the guys of the plug, and just run wires out of it.
(ie remove the metal contact from the end, and run wires thru the hole thats left)

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:36 pm 
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why not just splice into the cig lighter instead of cutting it completly off????????? :shock:

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:22 pm 
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The ones me and my friends bought from supercheap for $15 each, we were able to cut off the cig lighter no problem.

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:51 pm 
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Damm, i saw this thread and thought it was gonna be about people hating neons because they look like s**t.

I'll leave you guys to it.


pfffftt hahaha neons........ :P
just playin, do what you want i guess.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:34 pm 
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hmmmmmmmm neons......hehehe my style especially listening to music 100% in the car. i got it all sussed out only thing is when i come to do neons im taking it somewhere to be done that way if it blows up they have to redo it. :lol: and re purchase my neons :P

you always learn the hard way. :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:50 pm 
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justfordima wrote:
If you were bored, you could've washed your car instead :roll:
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or washed mine!! :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:55 pm 
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Happy wrote:
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If you were bored, you could've washed your car instead :roll:
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or washed mine!! :P



hahaah i love washing cars....only problem is i take 3 hours to wash one

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:23 pm 
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BlueOvalChick hahaah i love washing cars....only problem is i take 3 hours to wash one




wot a co-incident, i hate washin my car.. and we live in the same city.... :lol:

 

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i've never had a problem cutting off the cigarette adapter, although i always use a fuse, and i don't think i've ever seen a cig lighter with circutry in it? most leds have separate inverters if nessicary, so i don't see how you blew it unless you didn't tap into a 12V source

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:21 pm 
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i get mine detailed every now and then, takes the guy 4 hours to do for $100. Looks brand new when he's finished...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:51 pm 
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or just break open the cigarette casing and remove the resistors etc from inside. this is what i did with my phone charger and a mates neons, works a treat. if theres nothing inside it just cut it off, but if there is, well they wouldnt have put it there for no reason

 

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