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 Post subject: neons in footwell question
Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:43 am 
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Hi Guys,
im off uni for a month and a bit and im looking at doing a few things. Im wanting to put neons in the footwell of my ED, but i just wana hook em up to the go on when the doors open. Whats the best way to do this and where to run the cables etc. Diagram would be muchhhh appreciated, cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:41 pm 
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im guessing courtesy lights or interiour lights???

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:31 pm 
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ye thats wat i was thinkin, wats da best way to do this?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:31 pm 
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the little button that is depressed/relased when the doors are opened/closed is where i earthed mine out worked fine.

but if you can find some way of tapping into the interiour light you should be sweet as

from memorie there is a fulltime live wire that powers the light in the glovebox, just splice that. easy enough.
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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:47 pm 
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find were the interior light wiring loom is and tap into it - according to the tech docs on EF/EL there one running below the radio. have a look in the tech docs see if gives any hints for ED too.
and cable ties I found were the best for mounting the tubes.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:23 am 
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find were the interior light wiring loom is and tap into it - according to the tech docs on EF/EL there one running below the radio. have a look in the tech docs see if gives any hints for ED too.
and cable ties I found were the best for mounting the tubes.


Hehe yeh go the ol zip clip...cable ties were how i secured mine... nice n simple and neatly hides everything....far better than trying to f@rt around with a proper bracket or doin a bodgy with pvc tape etc...

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:24 pm 
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cheers guys, shouldnt be to difficult, if i cant do it my brothers an electrician i can get him to do it, but i wanted to try do it myself dats why i thought it ask here, cheers

 

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 Post subject: How do you wire up the actual led's
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:16 pm 
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Thinking of doing this!

I understand the principals of basic wiring, but whats the go with the led's? Do i have to buy them already set up, or can i buy them loose and wire them up where ever I like?
Are they 12volt?

 

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 Post subject: Re: How do you wire up the actual led's
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:42 am 
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Cruzr wrote:
Thinking of doing this!

I understand the principals of basic wiring, but whats the go with the led's? Do i have to buy them already set up, or can i buy them loose and wire them up where ever I like?
Are they 12volt?


You buy L.E.D's loose from prick smith or any hobby shop, they are suited to low voltage applications BUT you need to make sure you have the right resistor for the application, or it'll just blow. Also frosted L.E.D's tend to spread the light where as clear ones tend to send in a straight line.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:18 pm 
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yeah ther interior lights would be the best
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