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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:34 am 
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can anyone tell me if i want to place neons in my footwells wat can i run them upto, if i run the neons to a switch what then can i use to run power to the switch other then plugging it into the cigarette lighter.
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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:54 am 
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Depends on what you need to do with the neons.

Give us more info then we could help you.
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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:58 am 
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well i just want to run 2 neons one in each footwell straight to a switch so they can be turned on or off at will, the switch has to be powered so it can direct power to the neons so i need to know wat i can do.

could i pull the wires out of the cigarette lighter as it doesnt get used anyway and put them wires to the switch or not.
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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:18 am 
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i did this in my ED.
i connected both negatives on the neons to the cigarette lighter negative.

and both postives to the lighter positive via a switch.
means they will only ever be on when ignition is on, but you can also switch them on and off.

took all of about 5 minutes to do.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:18 pm 
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mine are wired so they can either be always on (with the ignition), always off, or on at the same time as the interior lights. that way when they are on with the interior lights, you can do the cool thing of having them come on when you unlock the car... kinda ricey but its a nice effect and people like it the first time they see it.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:30 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.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:40 pm 
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Could you run them to the light switch on the drivers side of the dash? That way they'd come on as the interior lights would, would make the right one easy to do anyway...but not the left so much :(

I wouldn't mind putting in some simple footwell lights one time, but I'm not really all that partial to screwing around with electrics....unless its reasonably straightforward.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:25 pm 
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I have a blue led dash and clock ... also the two lights above the rear doors are blue leds as well as the center light ...

the two foot well lights are blue neons and mine are wired so they are on at the same time as the interior lights. so they come on when you unlock the car.

it was so easy to do as i just spliced into the current foot well lights but removed the white globes

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:04 pm 
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cougar30 wrote:
I have a blue led dash and clock ... also the two lights above the rear doors are blue leds as well as the center light ...

the two foot well lights are blue neons and mine are wired so they are on at the same time as the interior lights. so they come on when you unlock the car.

it was so easy to do as i just spliced into the current foot well lights but removed the white globes


plus we can just use the 'switch' to turn on interior lights to turn the neons on :P

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:29 pm 
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Laximah wrote:
cougar30 wrote:
I have a blue led dash and clock ... also the two lights above the rear doors are blue leds as well as the center light ...

the two foot well lights are blue neons and mine are wired so they are on at the same time as the interior lights. so they come on when you unlock the car.

it was so easy to do as i just spliced into the current foot well lights but removed the white globes


plus we can just use the 'switch' to turn on interior lights to turn the neons on :P


Thats it

i looks so good at night .... everyone loves it

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:37 pm 
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hahah yeah, it does aye :D spec when ur car is full of drunk ppl they think its amazing!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:06 pm 
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Thing is tho that only Fairmont/lanes have the footwell lights AFAIK, is the wiring still in place even on the GLi/Futura's/XR's? Anyone know?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:44 pm 
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hahah yeah, it does aye :D spec when ur car is full of drunk ppl they think its amazing!


it is amazing how that works!! you show them during the day and theyre like meh whatever, show them at night when they are p****d and singing some stupid song and they love it!!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:43 pm 
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One Drone wrote:
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.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:52 pm 
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Thing is tho that only Fairmont/lanes have the footwell lights AFAIK, is the wiring still in place even on the GLi/Futura's/XR's? Anyone know?


no its not, but its easy as to wire them in :wink:

 

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