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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:27 pm 
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Mine are wired to the interior light wiring of the car. However having a fairlane it is a fair bit easier for me as well as having the dimmer.


So the neons handling the dimming ok? ie. do they dim as well, or do they stay on until some point then just go off.


they dim, not quite perfectly but as good as

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:15 pm 
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As an alternative to mounting the neons up under the dash I put my neons on top of the ridge in the floorpan (between where the front seat bolts go in). Positioned here the light is a lot more subtle, kept low and as an added bonus does both the front and rear footwells with only two 20cm tubes.

The light is only really visible from inside the car unless your looking down and in from outside and being up on the ridge means that things under the seat cant bash into and damage them (ie a street directory)

Just a thought anyway

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:20 pm 
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Mine are wired to the interior light wiring of the car. However having a fairlane it is a fair bit easier for me as well as having the dimmer.


So the neons handling the dimming ok? ie. do they dim as well, or do they stay on until some point then just go off.


they dim, not quite perfectly but as good as


Indeed they do dim, however not the same as they would with globes.. They tend to flicker off slowly instead. Perhaps an even cooler effect.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:07 pm 
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i got an old stick of neon light off a pc, i stripped the molex connector and soldered it to a car cigarette adpator (off a mobile phone charger)

it's mounted in front of the front seat, underneath the latch you pull to move forwards/backwards.

The ricey thing with the neon i got has a beat sensor, so it turn on/off accordingly to the beats...

good thing about mounting the neons in the footwells is that it can't be seen outside, which *can* distract other drivers... (apparently i heard that it's illegal to have neons in NSW, can someone clarify this?)
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:10 pm 
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i just wired mine in today :)
now i just gotta get another set 4 the back :D

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:52 pm 
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Doesn't the beat flashing annoy you? Or a you sensible and have it off while driving.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:06 pm 
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yeah i got them in i done wat i thought i would i ran a switch into the little bay below the stereo, and then i just pulled the wires out of the back of the lighter and ran the lights off them, it looks sweet, and i dont have a big bulky thing sitting in the lighter, just the lighter itself :P
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yeah i got them in i done wat i thought i would i ran a switch into the little bay below the stereo, and then i just pulled the wires out of the back of the lighter and ran the lights off them, it looks sweet, and i dont have a big bulky thing sitting in the lighter, just the lighter itself :P


I actually do use my cig lighter - to power my iPAQ / GPS on trips, and I carry a phone charger just in case too. I've also wired upa cig lighter socket in the boot, as I've got a 12V work light. Got stuck with a flat one dark dark night, had to change a wheel with no light all by feel - never again I said. Checked it all the next morn only to find I put the wheel nuts on backwards!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:30 pm 
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Hey guys this is the setup i used to have in the xr, they are dual neons connecting into the one socket in the cigarette lighter.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:22 am 
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haha thats pretty f**k wicked :P

 

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haha thats pretty f**k wicked :P


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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:32 pm 
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hey ill take some of mine once this damn battery charges up
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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:57 pm 
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haha thats pretty f**k wicked :P


GOOD s**t!


That looks fu***n awesome!! :lol: :lol:
Damn i wish i had a BA XR.. *sighs*.. :cry:
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Bet ur a kinky bastard: http://www.roadkill.net/madmins/CAT509pro.html

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Doesn't the beat flashing annoy you? Or a you sensible and have it off while driving.



HAHAHA :wink:
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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:12 pm 
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The setup in the picture is not there anymore. The neons stuffed up. I want to fix another one now but this time with led lights instead but i dont know whether to put blue or red. From what ive heard led lights are much better because they are brighter and last longer.

 

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