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The worst thing happened to me tonight, I washed the car to get it ready to go out with my buddys, and I go to pick the one guy up, Im just about at his place when all this smoke starts comming through the heating vents. I pulled right over, turned the car off, popped the hood, saw flames. I was freaked. I ran up to the house I was infront and just opened the doors and told the lady to call the fire department cause my car was on fire, I run back to the car I cannot stand to watch the flames. I could see that it was a wire that was on fire, (under the intake tube) I rached in there grabed the burning wire and threw it on the ground. My hand is not looking very nice right now. But yeah it was the power wire from my underglow. The fire was just on the wire cover no damage done at all. Fire department came checked it out, said it was cool and I took the car back home. Now Im going to take it back tomorrow demand a brand new kit, and install it back in the spring. WOW, this is an evening to remember.
 

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**** your underglow blewup on ya!! Hope it doesn't happen to my undie's. All i can say is be thankful it didn't catch anything else on fire. Sorry to hear though.
 

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When I pulled out the wire harness it was all in flames, plastic dripped all onver the headlight and bumper of the car. But the first thing I did when I got home was, put some liquid luster over it, then I scraped off all the plastic with my fingernale, then I liquid listered over the marks left from the plastic and its all perfect now, cannot even tell it happened. Im going to rip off the intake tube this afternoon to see if there was any damage done to it, I do not think there was though. Best just to check.
 

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You know, we all should really carry a small fire extinguisher in our cars. Hopefully it's something you'll never need, but it sure can come in handy if you do!

We've certainly got enough room in the trunk... :)
 

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yes, that would be something good to have, like I was glad this happened on a very small residential street. I think I would have paniced if it were on a large street.
 

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Damn, that sucks. You sure you still wanna get the neons again? I sure as hell wouldnt go near that stuff if it started a fire in the first place, lol.
 

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I was thinking that this morning that instead of getting new ones I would be happier with the refunded money in my pocket. But if they cannot refund me then I will just have to get it fixed. The lights come with a lifetime guarentee so I should not have to pay to get anything fixed.
 

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Man that sucks, glad everything worked out ok (ie: you still have a car!)

I have a fire extinguisher mounted in the trunk of my car just for instances like that! I recommend it! ;)
 

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Well I called the place that installed my kit today, they said to bring it in tomorrow and they will take care of it. I was looking under the hood and it seems that the wire caught on fire due to their wrongful instilation. The one of the power wires must have caught on fire cause it was really close to the cat converter. So its their fault.
 

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Originally posted by lhs99:
Now I personally think the neon thing is Ricer to the max, but that's good they are taking care of you for their mistake...
Yet....didn't the neon craze start with the hot rodders????

[ November 21, 2001: Message edited by: Warlord187 ]
 

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thats all Ive seen it on, is hotrods. I saw it on a late 60's Camaro. And Ive seen it done on HOTROD TV. After I picked it up, Ive seen honda's in town with them.
 

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I took the car into the place that installed the underglow. as soon as the hood was popped the one guy knew what the problem started at. The had hooked it up directly to the battery, he said this was the cause. So they rewired it into the fuse box. it works now, but Im going to take them off due to Winter should be hittin here next week. Cause it should have been here over a month ago.
 

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The "tech" that hooked it up should have his butt FIRED on the spot! (no pun intended)

NEVER, EVER, EVER hook anything up without a fuse!!!

NEVER!!!!!

Did I mention NEVER...

:rolleyes:
 

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A fire extinguisher could be good... however be careful. Just because you have one, doesnt make you qualified to put out a fire. The last thing you want is to try to put out a fire on your ride, and then have the whole **** blow up in your face while doing so, when you could have walked away and saved yourself.

Just a thought.
 

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There is an inline fuse on the power wire but since it was hooked up to th ebattery it is a unregulated power source, I think a battery runs at 14.4 if Im not mistaken. So it just ended up melting the wire then it got flame'y on me. So its hooked up right now. But Im still a bit pissed that it happened.
 
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