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dkim1385
08-09-2002, 10:41 AM
Hey y'all, I know this is really off topic but can anyone give me any instructions on how to install streetglow neon lights? Is there any way to avoid using the stupid cigarette lighter? Please help, I want to install two rods in my trunk.

ramos
08-09-2002, 11:21 AM
Yeah man. Cut that sucker off. :D You will need a 12v switch. Run a wire from the switch to a constant 12v source. Then from the switch to the 12v lead of the neon's. You can ground the neon's in your trunk. So you will only need to run one wire for each tube. :)

Q45guy
08-09-2002, 02:30 PM
Check out the Streetglow mesage board. I visit there quite often and the answers to all your neon questions are there. But yea, you just cut the cigarette plug off, get a 12v automotive switch and some 18 gauge wire. Run a wire from the posative post of your battery to the switch, then from the switch to your neons. One the neons the posative wire is the one with the white stripe. After you wire up the neons, just ground the un-striped wire. Voila!!!

Hellrazor
08-20-2002, 03:02 AM
Skip running all the extra wire and the switch....simply cut off all the extra wiring and tap it into the switched on pos and neg off of your amp. That way, when you turn your stereo on, your tubes will come on automatically. Kewl, huh!

Peace...(yeah,right!)

jaygeorge1979
08-23-2002, 09:16 PM
hey hell does that really work...it sounds alright but i dont know have you actually done it???

Hellrazor
08-24-2002, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by jaygeorge1979
hey hell does that really work...it sounds alright but i dont know have you actually done it???

Sure it does and yes, I have it run like that now. It's easy as pie.

Here's what you do.....tap your power wire from your neon transformer into the turn-on wire that runs to one of your amps. Now tap the ground wire from your neon transformer to a ground close to the transformer (keep it seperate from the amp ground, just in case). Now, when you turn your stereo on, it will send power to the turn-on of your amps and at the same time, send power to your neon transformer. Most neon transformers (small ones for the inside) don't require a bunch of power so the voltage going thru your turn-on wire is plenty, most of the time. It wouldn't hurt to put the small 1 or 2 amp fuse in line from the wire to the transformer, as you should always have a fuse with anything. It works everytime I have done it with no failure nor feedback or noise of any kind. Hope this helps.

Peace...(yeah,right!)

jaygeorge1979
08-24-2002, 08:13 AM
hey man thanks that does help

Hellrazor
08-27-2002, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by jaygeorge1979
hey man thanks that does help

No problem man....glad I could help. And hell, no one even disagreed with me, for a change! That's not like this place...there's always SOMEONE with a different opinion! :rolleyes:

Corsica
08-27-2002, 01:51 AM
Well ain't that some ****?? Never knew that worked. I'mma have tot ry it man.


J

Hellrazor
08-27-2002, 03:06 AM
Originally posted by Corsica
Well ain't that some ****?? Never knew that worked. I'mma have tot ry it man.


J

Hell yeah....it's da shizit....and you know this, MA-AN! Try it out and let me know whatcha think....laterz.

Peace...(yeah, right!)

SoLoItHz
09-02-2002, 10:22 PM
Hellrazor,
where can you find Oz Audio subs/speakers. I have looked all over and can't find them. I have heard really great things about them. I'm on the East Coast. Do you know of any retailers on this side of the big island?

Hellrazor
09-02-2002, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by SoLoItHz
Hellrazor,
where can you find Oz Audio subs/speakers. I have looked all over and can't find them. I have heard really great things about them. I'm on the East Coast. Do you know of any retailers on this side of the big island?

Well, I have had mine for over 4 years and I got them when I lived in Fla. Here is the main contact info of JTI aka Oz Audio. Call or write to them directly and they can tellyou who is the closest retailer to you. Good luck!

JTI
1181 South Rogers Circle, Suite 18
Boca Raton
FL 33487
Tel: 561 998 0211

You can also click this link to submit your request online:

http://www.ozaudio.com/oz/oz_orders.shtml

Peace...(yeah, right!)

Sem2005
09-02-2002, 11:48 PM
Is it bad to mix neon colors inside your car? i was thinking about red and blue? or should I go all blue? its a white chevy tahoe

Hellrazor
09-02-2002, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by Sem2005
Is it bad to mix neon colors inside your car? i was thinking about red and blue? or should I go all blue? its a white chevy tahoe

Not at all...just make sure your neons go with the theme you are trying to build. Using a white truck with red and blue neons would be a perfect way to build an Americana theme or something like that. Be warned tho, alot of police don't like the red and blue neons anywhere on yoru vehicle....some areas are more stricter than others. In Orlando Fl for example, you can't use blue neon anywhere. Just something to think about.

Peace...(yeah, right!)

fantomas
09-10-2002, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Hellrazor
Not at all...just make sure your neons go with the theme you are trying to build. Using a white truck with red and blue neons would be a perfect way to build an Americana theme or something like that. Be warned tho, alot of police don't like the red and blue neons anywhere on yoru vehicle....some areas are more stricter than others. In Orlando Fl for example, you can't use blue neon anywhere. Just something to think about.

Peace...(yeah, right!)

its actually everywhere that you can't have neons on your car. its possible that even installing them is illegal...but if you dont turn them on, police dont care. the only LEGAL colored light you can have outside your car is amber, not blue, white, red, green, or any other color. notice how i mention white....you can only have 4 white lights on your car (and they must be on the front). so only amber and white in the front, and amber and red in the back. lighs INSIDE the car may be seen by the cops as a distraction. its possible to get ticketed for that too. of course if you have a loud car (ie hole in the muffler) and play loud music (with a lot of bass), that wont help your chances of not getting ticketed either. so remember, keep it quiet in residential areas at night, and dont drive like an ******* :nono: -scott

Hellrazor
09-10-2002, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by fantomas
its actually everywhere that you can't have neons on your car. its possible that even installing them is illegal...but if you dont turn them on, police dont care. the only LEGAL colored light you can have outside your car is amber, not blue, white, red, green, or any other color. notice how i mention white....you can only have 4 white lights on your car (and they must be on the front). so only amber and white in the front, and amber and red in the back. lighs INSIDE the car may be seen by the cops as a distraction. its possible to get ticketed for that too. of course if you have a loud car (ie hole in the muffler) and play loud music (with a lot of bass), that wont help your chances of not getting ticketed either. so remember, keep it quiet in residential areas at night, and dont drive like an ******* :nono: -scott

Well, you are partially right but you missed a couple of points. Yes, it is illegal to have any other colored lights VISABLY showing on your vehicle. There is nothing in any law books in any state that I have been to that says you can't have neons tucked under your vehicle out of sight. The light doesn't shine out, it shines down into the road, making the tube and the light unseen. Now the reds and blues tend to **** off most cops and will usually find a way to ticket you. Now inside the car is another story as well. You can have stratigically (sp?) placed neons in your car that don't actually shine out of your vehicle's windows. I have them in my bed area, my sub box, and in an overhead console. When the lights are on, you can't see them from the outside of the vehicle unless you decide to get up next to it and look inside. They may try to say it's a distraction but there isn't a court that will hold that up because simply a hot looking truck or car with a wild paint job could be a distraction. For that matter, a hot looking chick sitting in a bone stock convertible is more of a distraction for me! :D

Peace....(yeah, right...with all this?!?)

fantomas
09-11-2002, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Hellrazor
There is nothing in any law books in any state that I have been to that says you can't have neons tucked under your vehicle out of sight. The light doesn't shine out, it shines down into the road, making the tube and the light unseen.

if you are referring to an underbody neon kit, then you'll be able to see the lights from a distance. in this case, it IS illegal to have them on while driving. (you may notice that many lights and lenses you buy have a disclaimer saying "not for street use". those items are intended for show only on the fact that they dont want to be responsible for you getting a ticket. so, if you are hanging out in the local taco bell parking lot at 10:30 at night, show off all the neons your relays can power, but if you drive with them on, and in a visible manner, you might get pulled over (depends on the cop and stuff i guess) -scott

jaygeorge1979
09-11-2002, 05:47 PM
hey a cop in my area says that the only illegal colors are red, white, and amber, because they look like headlights, taillights, and turnsignals...he says they are not illegal if they are like purple or something wierd like that...at least that is what he said

Corsica
10-10-2002, 11:10 AM
I have never been ticketed for a neon, beacuse I removed mine. My car don't deserve neons.

J

Matador
11-19-2002, 06:18 AM
one question, is it ok if u put a neon light on the trunk?
i mean cuz of the bass n stuff, wouldn't the vibrations crack the light?

ss3079
11-19-2002, 09:55 PM
Im sure every state is fairly similar with their laws regarding aftermarket lights. The only way to be sure is to check with you local dude and see whats illegal and whats not.

In BC, you cant cruise with neons on, when your parked, go right ahead :)

- Steve

jaygeorge1979
11-20-2002, 08:25 AM
i guess it is different everywhere....i wish they would pass a new amendment to the constitution defining what is legal and illegal for neon light usage....so that we can have a better understnading....hehe:D