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Old 04-13-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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Light install?

Well I just got one of Zim's panels and I want to put a light behind it. What would be the best way to wire a light back there? I was thinkin of wiring it into my stereo for power.
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Yeah I was wondering the exact same thing...just dont know what light to use....i had an old switch panel wired up to my accessory wire of my stereo before and that worked for me.
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mini neons? dunno.
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tap into the head light wire that way when you turn on your head lights, the light turns on.
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nooobz

10" blacklight attached to a switch in the panel
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not a noob thanks, I just want a light for the panel and doesnt light up the rest of the car too. and green to match all the other lights
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my suggestion is a neon stick.. wire it to your cigarette lighter. i have both my underbodies and interiors wired to that. there is a crap load of unnecessary electricity goin to that thing.
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i put in a small neon stick and wired it to the cigarette lighter and another wire to a switch
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im leaning towards LED's, just need to figure out mounting and need to buy of course.
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this is what my neon looks like, so you have an idea
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does it match all the gauge lights?
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if your leaning LED www.modsthatglow.com has pretty good prices (they supply you with resisters too)
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this is what my neon looks like, so you have an idea
O snap, I'm gonna go buy a 99 or 00 now, I want one of those panels.
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not a noob thanks, I just want a light for the panel and doesnt light up the rest of the car too. and green to match all the other lights
Ok, I can see you cant take a ******* joke, so I'll just have to give you the smartass answer you were looking for. : Geez

Hard wire from a hot lead into a 6" to 10" neon stick. One end to your ground, the other to a switch in your panel (if thats what you want to do).

There is enough room behind the pane, on top of the stock amplifier to put even a 10" stick. Obviously, you wont get as much light from a 4" or 6". The coverings of the center front console is sufficient to hide MOST of the light, but the light will bleed out slightly from the access ports on the sides near the back of the console.

Matching lights to swtiches is your deal and you'll have to figure that part out on your own since ther are about a milllion different shades of green
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when do you want the light to come on? the stereo has a key hot and an all time hot wire... if you run it there it will be on anytime the car is turned on unless you wire a switch to it.

You could have ran it off the rear defroster if you had it over there... which you dont on your year, and the accesory power is all time hot...
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Like whoever said, wire it to your headlight wire or check your user manual for a fuse that is only hot when the ignition is on.
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I wired it into the stereo. will get pics up soon
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did you use neons or LED's?
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