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helping find an accessory wire for interior neons

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:50 PM
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im trying to find a wire to power my neons in the interior without having to go to the battery. iv looked around and seen alot about find a wire in the fusebox. the inside of my fusebox has a bunch of wiring harnesses and i wouldnt even know where to begin looking. would it be worth the time to disassemble my center console to use the power from the cig lighter? im pretty much an amateur at car wiring. the only experience i have is wiring my amp and my head unit. btw i have a 2001 sedan
 
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:38 PM
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From what your saying going to the cig lighter sounds like your best option. They do sell these adapters that plug into the fuse box and allow you to attach a wire and an external fuse. I know they exist just may not be common, and I have no idea what they're called.
 
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:45 PM
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wow a fuse box adapter would be a life saver
 
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Fuse Tap
 
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:36 AM
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Thank you falkore! I knew I had seen something like that before. While its not the best way, it'll be good enough.
 
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It's better than those blue spade T-taps that clamp onto a wire. Best would be a main-line to the battery.
 
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that fuse tap looks awesome. where do they sell em?
and i would hook it to the battery but id rather not have that and my amp hooked up to it.

I'd get them online. They only cost a few bucks. Otherwise, probably a specialty electronics store or maybe a stereo shop, but I doubt it. Why don't you want the amp and the lights hooked to the battery together? The battery side of the fuse holder would be a good place to sneak in a pretty solid connection. How big is the fuse on the neons, 1 Amp?
 
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:22 AM
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In wall wiring? Are those numbers from home wiring? High voltage wires are usually single core which has a slightly higher resistance than mutli core wire. Also higher voltage A/C can travel through wire with more resistance more easily, so unless those numbers are with 12DC in mind they are not 100% accurate.
 

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