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    How did you guys install your cold cathode lights?

    since the ccl's run at 12v's u should just be able to plug them in, rite?.....where do u guys draw ure power from?.....im gonna be runing 2 12's in a custom built box and 1 amp and wanted to include 2 ccl's inside the box.....how would i do this?....where would i mount the switch?....
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    i would use something like that.....anybody have pics?....







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    Re: How did you guys install your cold cathode lights?

    First of all, get rid of everything from the supplied switch on up to the molex connector (the funny 4-hole connector) and use only the red and black wires that come out of the inverter. This is mearly to clean things up and keep things simple. If you have a power distribution block that supplies your amp with power, then use a lead off of that as your +12v into a switch and to the red wire comming out of the CCFL's inverter. Simple attach the black wire to any ground other than what grounding spot your amp uses. If you ground the inverter too close to where the amp is grounded it will introduce unwanted noise into your stereo. From there its all purdy dang basic. I'd probubly put the switch for the CCFL somewhere near where your box is so that you can just flip it on when you open your trunk or hatch. I have lots of neon lighting in my car and have 6 switches dedicated to different areas of lighting. I'm gonna be changing the switching network soon as it will all be computer controlled.



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    Re: How did you guys install your cold cathode lights?

    um what if i dont use a power dist block?




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    Re: How did you guys install your cold cathode lights?

    also whats the diff between a power distribution block and a regular fuse distribution block/box?




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    Re: How did you guys install your cold cathode lights?

    Friend and I ripped apart his cigarette lighter and used those.



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    Re: How did you guys install your cold cathode lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by lombardo
    Friend and I ripped apart his cigarette lighter and used those.
    yep just took the positive and negative wires from the cigarette lighter and took off the dc adapter on the end of the cathode. Wired those to a switch and boom =).




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