Neons in footwells:
Here is a simple, cheap, and effective mod that I like. It’s
putting neons in the foot wells to get the nice glow on your
You can use anything form neons, cold cathodes, or leds to do
this. In this install I use 2 12” cold cathodes. A good cheap
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. Cold Cathodes are good because they are normally brighter,
cheaper, more efficient, and run cooler then neon’s. I use them
because they are really cheap
The only problem is they are made for computers so you have to
cut the wires.
I also suggest unhooking the car battery before doing anything
just to be safe. And as always I am not responsible to anything
that happens to your car
1.To make life easier I suggest you take out the shifter
surround, see “take dash apart.” This will give you access to a
power as well as to run wires behind the dash.
2.If you are using cold cathodes like me, the wires from the
tubes to inverter are short. I suggest you hook them up to the
inverter. Now push one of the tubes behind the dash from driver
side to passenger in the foot wells. Now with the inverter in
the middle behind the dash, run the power wire from behind the
dash, out under the ac controls to you.
3.The next problem is how to power it. With this you have a few
a.1st is to use a fuse tap. A “mini fuse tap” (you can get at
pep boys) goes in the passenger side fuse box and makes another
connection with its own fuse. I used this for my gauges. I have
it tapped into the taillight fuse so whenever the lights come
on, it comes on.
b.2nd method I have used is powering off the cig lighter. To do
this u simply stick the wire into the little white plug on the
back of the cig lighter. Tape it in to secure. I have all 5 of
my cold cathodes running off of this area.
c.After getting power, you need a ground. A simple place to
ground is to the plate under the steering wheel. I grounded mine
between the bolt and the metal plate so it was wedged in there
never had a problem yet.
d.Test to make sure everything works.
4.Final problem is, if you are not using a fuse tap, you need a
switch to turn it on and off unless you want it on all the time.
An example of what I did was drill 2 holes and install switches
next to the shifter. But you can install switches anywhere you
5.Now stick the tubes under your dash wherever you want. I have
mine almost in view so they are very bright. Many people want
them more hidden. It’s up to you.
6.Test and enjoy. And as always feel free to PM or email me with