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Old 04 May 2005, 12:08 pm
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how hard is it to install under car neon? i got a set back in march but i'll finally be home from college to install it. Its Optix brand. I do also have acess to lift so that should make it eaiser, help and tips would be apreciated. i.e. where is it best to run the wires, i'll be using a remote switch for it so getting wires into the cabin isn't a problem
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Old 04 May 2005, 04:36 pm
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I did the install on my girlfriend's car. The side neons were installed on the inside edge of the rocker lip with screws. This is HARD steel, so have a couple sharp drills handy. The front and rear were hung with zip ties. The rear has to be placed to clear the exhaust and spare. The wires were also ziptied. The tough area is from the front of the side tubes to the engine compartment. Not a lot of stuff to tuck/tie to there. Make sure to get the tubes in place, the wiring connected and test everything before tucking the wiring away. I did it on the ground, and worked harder than I should have. [XX(]
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Old 04 May 2005, 06:34 pm
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thanks for the advice, my friends dad has an autoshop that we have acess to so i might go easier, and i belive he has drills to go for the sides. i might take pics of the entire process, and post them as a how to, but i'll def post pics after its completely done
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Old 04 May 2005, 07:11 pm
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I've installed the Optix 7 color LED's on my Cruiser. it was a fairly easy install, except for crawling on the ground under the car, that was on jack stands... I'm getting older.....
If you have access to a lift it should help, lots!!!
I also reccomend, good sharp drill bits, the self drilling, screws that were included, would prpbably zip right through sheetmetal. I think you'll find, the steel under your Cruiser is a litle stronger...
Before I even got started on my install, I plugged the kit together and test wired it to the battery, just to make sure, that everything worked... then I was off and running...[8)]
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dont have the screws that came with it, i bought it second had and got it for 40 bucks becuase it had no screws and install instructions. but it works i tested it already. what size screwes would you recomend for the side ones, i have a ton a ziptie choices for the front and rear. but do you think a detailed how to for this would help?
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Old 05 May 2005, 11:29 am
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There isn't much weight to them, so any small sheetmetal screw that's long enough to got through the clamps and the car's lip should work. I would offer that you should get good quality, coated screws. No need to start a rust issue on the body. Also, if they are too long, they will snag when you are wiping the lower edge of the body. Keep the wiring away from anything that could burn or rub.
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how hard is it to install under car neon? i got a set back in march but i'll finally be home from college to install it. Its Optix brand. I do also have acess to lift so that should make it eaiser, help and tips would be apreciated. i.e. where is it best to run the wires, i'll be using a remote switch for it so getting wires into the cabin isn't a problem
I and a friend installed a kit using jack stands and a floor jack. We ran the wires thru the plate that covers the clutch rod, it is located on the drivers side fire wall, it is oblong and is held to the firewall with 2 bolts. We had to run the wires for the control which changes colors and patterns.
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Hope this link works....They installed a set the other night on DIY Network. Don't know if it helps you...

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ab_par...092653,00.html
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I have installed(with friends) 5 sets of under-car LED's, and with each install we've learned more and gotten faster. We use jack stands and creepers. Some recommendations:

Layout and test operation before install, including sequence desired
Use titanium drill bits;use stainless steel or zinc coated screws
Place screw through undercar lip into lightholes (only screws show) Drill hole (1") under steering wheel thru clutch plate for wires
Simple power source is positive battery jump post. I used screws for all lights(not ties) Run wires undercar thru openings in underframe and tie where necessary. Keep ligthts away from muffler and exhaust(can melt light tubes)Control box, switches etc. can be easily hung/hidden inside panel under steering wheel. We mounted some switches on side of steering wheel column cover. PT4U2C
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