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hey guys, sup? i been thinkin about putting neon(s) in or outside my car, and i was wondering how would i wire one? my friend had two put under his seats, and they are the kind that when u put them, they come with wire that goes to a cigarette adapter. well, he bought them and had em wired at a car audio place, and they turn on and off witha dash switch. i guess they just cut the adapters off and spliced the wires to where they need to go. What i wanna know is, how would i wire a neon (or anything like a neon) on a circuit like that? a wire that goes from neon to ground and a wire that goes from neon to switch to battery? id rather not wire stuff strait to the battery, so where is the power source i could tap into and whatnot. any info greatly appreciated, and if any of u kno any websites that might be helpful, id appreciate it! thanks!

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moving to looks to kill. im sure 2klo could help you with this.

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Okay..I got bored, so decided to do up a quick diagram on Photoshop.

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When you have a small neon tube with the lighter plug...you'll see that the wires have a colored strip and the other is just a blank strip. The colored wire I believe is the power. Not sure though. It's different with every neon manufacturer.

Anyway, you take wire cutters, cut off the plug, and splice the two wires apart (colored away from regular).

Now..mount your switch somewhere. Take some wire, and run it from a good ground to the one side of the switch. Get more wire and run it from a constant power supply to the other terminal next to the ground wire. A good power supply to draw from would be from your fuse box down by your pedals. You can tap into the hazard lights since it's a constant power source.

Now, take your neon wires, and hook the power up to the other side of the switch, and the gound next to the power. (see example). This is just a real quick example that I'm typing up, but if you have other questions..feel free to ask away. L8TR...

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ive never seen 4 hookups on a switch before

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I didn't use a switch, but hooked my neons up to come on when either the doors are opened or the dome lights are switched on :)

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Those are indiglo pedals BTW, not illuminated by a tube.


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Most if not all switches will NOT have a ground. Not to knock 2klo. I might be wrong however, considering he IS godly. Anywho. Like he said, attach a good ground to the appropriate wire. Then run your constant power to one side of the switch. The other wire from the neon to the other part of the switch.

OH YEAH! Duh! BTW, the only switches that have grounds are the kind that light up. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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With the 20amp, 3 prong switches I have installed in my dash, one prong is grounding (for the switch, it lights up), one is power (from battery), and one is accessory (where you connect whatever you are wiring to the switch). As far as I know, whatever you are connecting to the switch has to be grounded seperatly.


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I didn't use a switch, but hooked my neons up to come on when either the doors are opened or the dome lights are switched on :)

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Hey! Nice mirror skills on the pic. Makes it look like your steering wheel is really on the right side of the car.

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