Fordmods Logo

In car neons 

 

Page 1 of 3 [ 41 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

 
 Post subject: In car neons
Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:02 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 585

Joined: 27th Feb 2005

Location: Geraldton
WA, Australia

hey, a while a go i got some cheap blue car neons which i put up under the dash a bit on the drivers side and passenger side. So it illuminates the feet kinda area. Atm ive got my 12v cigarette lighter runnin a 3 way switch which are running these two neons from inside my glove box. Im kind of a noobie wen it comes to electrical but i was wondering if there was a way to maybe cut off the 12v cigarette plug adapter bit on the ends of the neons and hook em up some how so that they come on wen i open my doors. Like the light on the roof does. Any help would be appreciated thanks. Oh yer and i was wondering how easy it is to wire up a cigarette plug into my bot, for when i have like an engel fridge or somethin in the boot. Haha oh yer while im at it one last thing. I have an ED and i was wondering when i open the boot is a light supposed to come on? I have to go around to the front and open another door to turn the light on in the bot. It would be heaps sweeter if a light came on as son as the bot was opened. Thanks for all your help in advance

 

_________________

Fact: Chuck Norris is so fast he can run around the world and hit himself in the back of the head

_______________________________________

ED Falcon
XF Falcon
Toyota Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:06 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 2282

Joined: 14th Jan 2005

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: ED Fairmont Ghia & EF XR8

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

no you cant cut the ciggarette plug of the neons. if you do they wont work. to have them come on when the dorrs open you need to wire them in to the courtesy lamps. look for a light that comes on when the doors open and wire them of that

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:09 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

nannas_ed wrote:
no you cant cut the ciggarette plug of the neons. if you do they wont work. to have them come on when the dorrs open you need to wire them in to the courtesy lamps. look for a light that comes on when the doors open and wire them of that


NOPE! it depends on the neons most of the large ones have the transformer thingos built in near the tube and only have a fuse in the cigarette lighter peice. you'll have to open them to fidn out though. all the aepro ones that i have purchased and used have been like that. it's brand and model dependent though.
i've wired all mine to the interior light.

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:23 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 585

Joined: 27th Feb 2005

Location: Geraldton
WA, Australia

so if i cant cut the cigareete lighter plug off, then how do i wire it to the light?

 

_________________

Fact: Chuck Norris is so fast he can run around the world and hit himself in the back of the head

_______________________________________

ED Falcon
XF Falcon
Toyota Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:30 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

My old TV need the 12V socket pluged in to the cig lighter to work.

I cut it off, and spliced the TV positive into the 12V positive, the TV negative into the 12V negative and secured.

Thats all it took, it didnt need the plug anymore.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:35 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 163

Joined: 26th Feb 2006

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: FG GT335

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

i have the same neon set up i just hard wired them to the back of the cigarette lighter. and attached them to a missle switch. looks like i got NOS :)

 

_________________

Thank god for the XR6 Turbo!!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:41 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 163

Joined: 26th Feb 2006

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: FG GT335

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

will post some pics soon

 

_________________

Thank god for the XR6 Turbo!!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 11:35 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2550

Joined: 28th Jun 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: EF 5 Speed, XH Uterus :P

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

it can be done - as long as the transformer part is NOT in the ciggy plug. see my gallery - i ran them off the ignition barrel light, i.e on when doors open

 

_________________

Maloo - Holden's word for ugly.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 12:40 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 163

Joined: 26th Feb 2006

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: FG GT335

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

here is my set up its hard wired to the back of the cigarette lighter. it looks like i got nos :)

 

 

Attachments:
neon3.JPG
neon3.JPG [ 33.79 KiB | Viewed 55 times ]
neon2.JPG
neon2.JPG [ 20.97 KiB | Viewed 31 times ]
neon1.JPG
neon1.JPG [ 35.06 KiB | Viewed 29 times ]
missle 2.JPG
missle 2.JPG [ 26.89 KiB | Viewed 30 times ]
missle 1.JPG
missle 1.JPG [ 23.44 KiB | Viewed 24 times ]

 

_________________

Thank god for the XR6 Turbo!!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 585

Joined: 27th Feb 2005

Location: Geraldton
WA, Australia

mr_sperm1 wrote:
it can be done - as long as the transformer part is NOT in the ciggy plug. see my gallery - i ran them off the ignition barrel light, i.e on when doors open


wats a transformer look like for them?

 

_________________

Fact: Chuck Norris is so fast he can run around the world and hit himself in the back of the head

_______________________________________

ED Falcon
XF Falcon
Toyota Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:23 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 2983

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Aberfoyle Park
SA, Australia

if you open the plug, (usually by twisting the tip off) and you look inside it. Some plugs come in 3 bits, the screw off end, and 2 main parts that fall away. If there is a circuit board in there then yo cant really cut it. If there is JUST a fuse then you can cut it and add a fuse link to it then just hook it up the the lamps.

U can still cut it if its got a transformer but you will have to solder two wires to where the two pins for the cig plug. Then if it were me id just get a FAT bit of heat shrink and shrink that round the PCB. you can just tape it.

 

_________________

HOLDENS go like rockets. They fall apart in stages!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:36 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 2983

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Aberfoyle Park
SA, Australia

i may be able to make up a word doc with pictures if you need it.

 

_________________

HOLDENS go like rockets. They fall apart in stages!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:38 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 832

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: EL Fairmont

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

if your wanting to have them when interior lights are on only, you'r going to have to wire them to the interior lights or something. Forget wiring them to the ciggy lighter unless u then wire it back to the interior lights..waste of time. Yes boot light should come on when u open boot. Switch may be a little dodgy.

 

_________________

too many rabbits in china

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 585

Joined: 27th Feb 2005

Location: Geraldton
WA, Australia

stomper wrote:
i may be able to make up a word doc with pictures if you need it.


Man that would be AWESOME if you could please

 

_________________

Fact: Chuck Norris is so fast he can run around the world and hit himself in the back of the head

_______________________________________

ED Falcon
XF Falcon
Toyota Hilux

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:43 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 10

Joined: 3rd Mar 2006

Location: rcko
WA, Australia

you can cut them, and if they dont have a transformer, you can buy one from supercheap, Ive done 4 of them now........
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 3  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:48 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names