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underdash neons (PICS)

well i put some in my truck here are some pics of the at night....

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by the way they are MUCH brighter in person just my camera would not focous on the light right...... but what ya think will get pics of how they are help on when i get off work....
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very cool. i used to have two in the same places, but then one day i cracked one and well... just got too lazy to fix them. But nice work
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Very nice setup.
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thats pretty sweet...i got some red ones in mine. but those things are expensive.... like $22 each! theyre real cool when u ride at night w/ them....be carefule not to break them...(like i did my passenger side one )
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u need cold cathodes! 10x brighter...
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thease came out of my computer so i dont know what theuy are but ther were $10 a pair.... so i dont mind to break one... and i am going to try to do a blue for my amp too.....

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Ho do ya'll wire up the under dash lights, I have been thinking about putting red under mine, I just have no idea how to wire them.
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im had some but they both broke.. im gonna get some again...
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Yea, I'd like to know how you wired them too. I'd like to wire mine to a switch
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its super simple. i ran a fused power wire off the battery inside the cab. then from there i went to radio shack and bought two barrier strips (ill get pics ASAP). then i fastened the barrier strips to the interior somewhere outta site. i have one for power and one for ground. then from there u can just tap off each section, run ur switch and ground.
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...I guess I'll have to take your word for it. eletrical stuff is all greek to me.
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i had a really thorough generic how to made but i cant find it...i need to find the pics and all again. i should have another one done ASAP.
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thease came out of my computer so i dont know what theuy are but ther were $10 a pair.... so i dont mind to break one... and i am going to try to do a blue for my amp too.....

you have that speaker playing free-air? no no no!
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ok here is what i have, i found the file. it gives a generic idea...scroll down to the part about barrier strips to find out more about them. ill try to get a basic diagram on how to use them properly ASAP...

http://www.preplayground.com/forum/v...?p=16145#16145
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looks really good, ive got some leds under mine and they seem to work out really well....
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it is a 6x9 i cant put in doo ant the is the speaker holder out of my old car (1991 buick lesaber) it is just tell i save enuff cash to get some 6x8's for rear my truck came with no rear speackers so had to do something .... i have changed my speackers out in the frount just waiting of the rear...
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WOW that looks cool. I have been wanting to do the same thing to my wife mustang. I have been having a hard time finding neons these days. At one point the wal mart by me was selling them but I think they have been cranking down on that kind of thing. Even the pepboys by me doesn't have much stuff anymore. I order a couple off the net around xmas but they were on backorder for 2 months so i finally cancelled the order.
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cold cathodes...way to go.

oznium.com sells them.
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nice $7

Hey there 12 inch kit is the same price as the 4 inch one, whats up with that ?

While we are sort of on the subject if anybody else has websites of places that sell this kind of stuff I am interested.
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i got 2 also blue ill get some pics up today one behind the center vents and one in the center under the ashtray
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Looks great man.... my buddy has red ones in a new 06' gt stang. They are the perfect complement.
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not sure why they are the same price...

check out coolerguys.com and svc.com. they are computer accessories stores but sell cathodes...and any cathode that runs off 12V dc will work in a vehicle.
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yall think sence i have a green truck i shold go with green or go blue ??? i am going to put them behind the vents and in amp... all the good stuff..... what color shold i get ?????
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Watch out! The power converters for neons and cold cathodes associated with computers made by cheap companies have been known to fail and cause electrical fires! Definately less damaging in a computer, but in your truck it's a big issue. If I were you I would try to replace them sometime with a reputable quality brand just to make sure. Anyways, that's exactly what I'm doing to my truck sometime soon (with blue too) since it looks sweet and I do a lot of night driving.
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