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Old 11th November 2010, 21:38   #1
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Lightbulb A guide to wiring up neons to your interior courtesy light

Hi all,
i have not seen a guide on this site to wire up neons to the interior courtesy light, not through the cigerette ligter, so i thought ill do a guide to help those that are planning to do this mod

Please note: This guide is for the neons to come on at the same time as the doors open, e.g. the same time as the interior courtesy light.

This is the kit i will be using:


These are the tools i used:


Step 1:
Open up the boot and stand it up, and disconnnect the battery from the car


Step 2:
Decide if you would like a swich in the system. If so, connect the wires as shown with strip connecters. Connect the swich anywhere in the syetem just make sure that negative is connected to negative and vise-versa with the power.....


Step 3:
Prize the light away from the roof with a flat headed screwdriver, be carefull not to stuff up the clipps on the light and in the roof.


Step 4:
Cut the wire you need, i used about 3 meters just to be sure i dont run out of wire half way when im hiding the wire......
Then with one end feed it though a small gap you will see between the metal of the car and the plastic component. This will then come out just under the carpeting in front of the windscreen.


Step 5:
Locate these two wires:

cut them and strip it, do the same for the extra 3 meter wire:


Step 6:
Splice the wires from the light to the 3 meter wire with strip connecters.

Carfully push the light back into the roof clips, as normal.

Step 7:
Get some wire and feed it down this gap:


Once it is has been feed though the gab, tape one side up to the 3 meter wire and pull that though:


Step 8:
Using another strip connecter, connect the end to the end of the wires that came in the neon set......


Strip connecter:


Step 9:
Connect the two wires that came in the set to the inverter (12V):


Connect the neons to the other side of the connections to the inverter:


It should look something like this:


Step 10:
Attach the neons to the footwells with the cable ties. Test the lights by opening the doors, and as magic the lights should come on and go off when the door closes.


Step 11:
Hide the wires and step back and admire your new mod
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Old 11th November 2010, 22:34   #2
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Just what ive been looking for! Great
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Old 11th November 2010, 23:33   #3
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cool thx man it took me about 1hr to put the lights in lol.
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Old 11th November 2010, 23:51   #4
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Youll get a lot of hate for this but good effort mate
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Old 12th November 2010, 00:14   #5
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wish this was available in 2003.


good guide tho mate keep it up!
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Old 12th November 2010, 02:42   #6
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Never been fan of neons........
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Old 12th November 2010, 14:32   #7
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Good guide mate, wouldnt suprise me if aload of peeps started slating you for this.
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Old 12th November 2010, 17:21   #8
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who care if they slate u some people might like a extra light some people might not everyone is different but nice guide buddy!
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Old 15th November 2010, 05:09   #9
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Old 18th November 2010, 10:23   #10
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Im a fan and not ashamed to admit it just as long as its done properly like this 1 and not bodged
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Old 17th February 2011, 16:49   #11
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to be honest ur probs better off using a soldering iron and shrink wrapping all the connections rather then using connecters, they have a habbit of damaging the cable, which then comes loose if its knocked
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Nice guide.. i have to admit, i have footwell neons but in my defense, the previous owner fitted them lol
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Where did you get the neons from Ebuyer ? And do I need to get spare wire and where from ?
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Old 17th February 2011, 22:17   #14
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u can get the lights from maplin or some were like that, they sell cold cathodes for pcs, but as the run off a 12v DC source they work perfectly in a car.
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Old 17th February 2011, 22:23   #15
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Ive got some of them in my car exactly the same, never ever used um lol
might take them out now acually now have seen this had forgot about them

good guide though
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Nice tutorial!
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bodgetastic more like!
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Good job!
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