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I know nothing about car electronics and i had to pay or have friends install almost everything in my car. Best buy shall not recieve my money any more. I wanted to know if any of you out there could provide a detailed wiring guide (for the newb at electronics) on how to wire led washer nozzles and how to wire neon light tubes directly to a power source so i dont have to use those gay cigarrette lighters anymore. This would be very muchly appreciated!:bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: Email me at [email protected] or just reply
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Ground (-) to car metal.

Positive (+) to switch. Switch to fuseholder. Fuseholder to battery positive.

Any decent audio shop or electronics shop will have automotive fuseholders and 12v switches.
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whats a fuse holder? and what gauge wire do i use? and just hook it straight to the battery?
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Fuse holder holds fuse so fuse shorts out instead of electronic equipment. Get it at any auto parts store or Radio Shack, just tell them what you want, and they'll get it for you. For the washer nozzles you want to hook those up to your parking lights, get a 12 volt tester (one with little light bulb in it), ground the wire (usually has alligator clamp, clamp to metal part of car), take probe (pointed end) touch positive battery post bulb should light up. Now turn on parking lights, go to parking light trace wires from parking lights, stick pointed end through wire if bulb lights up that is positive, attach wire (usually white) to this wire, attach other wire (black) to ground (wire that does not light at all). Tape, solder or connect wires together securely.

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For the Neon tubes get switch from auto parts store when you get fuse holder (you figure out which switch you want, toggle, lighted, etc.). The gauge wire depends on how much power the equipment you will be using uses, since these are just neons a relatively small gauge will do, pick between 16-12 gauge (I pick the 12). Hook wire to battery, add fuse holder (with either 15-20 amp fuse), then switch (on side), ground wire goes to other side of switch (off side).
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What power source would u suggest hooking the neons into? and if you know, where might it be located in a 2001 Es Intrepid.
And let me make sure i understand this,
Neons--->Switch--->Fuse---->Power Source
Washerlights-->switch-->fuse-->parking light wires?
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parking lights--->washerlights
battery---->fuse---->switch---->neons
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Two questions ...
1. Where did you get the washer lights?
2. Do you suppose they could be hooked up through the signals without creating a problem?
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1. Any ricer store, or ebay
2. They are a VERY small draw. You can tap in to any power source you want. If you use anything other then the battery as a power source, then you will not need to fuse. If you go to the battery, you will need to fuse.
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2. They are a VERY small draw. You can tap in to any power source you want. If you use anything other then the battery as a power source, then you will not need to fuse. If you go to the battery, you will need to fuse.
does this apply to neon tubes as well? my friend just bought a tube and i ended up melting the wires :crazy:
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Two questions ...
1. Where did you get the washer lights?
2. Do you suppose they could be hooked up through the signals without creating a problem?
Yes, you can hook them up to your turn signals, or your parking lights, but not both, unless you have an older system that interupts the parking light intermittantly for turn signal.

Don't expect them to last long unless you pay more for them. The Wally world ones I bought lasted about a month but I didn't care because what I really needed to do was replace a defective nozzle and switch to a dual stream instead of single stream...
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Wow. Old thread...
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does this apply to neon tubes as well? my friend just bought a tube and i ended up melting the wires :crazy:
It applys to anything electrical. Always fuse.
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Best buy shall not recieve my money any more.
Best Buy is about as good with customer as the KKK is with acceptance of diversity.
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