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Old 08-31-2004, 09:53 PM
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i wanna install some cold cathodes in the rear trunk...

all i know is that they have it for computers and they are the molex connectors...
does anyone know how to get this to work?? i'm going to have an dc to ac inverter...
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:31 PM
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you have the ones for computers? Just hack off the molex and connect it to 12 volts. (remember your fuses!)
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:04 PM
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hum... i'm confused....

i haven't actually bought the cathodes yet...
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Old 09-02-2004, 04:13 AM
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I've used cold cathode before, it looks great but it's reliability is suspect, it's not made for a vibrational environment.
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Old 09-02-2004, 07:48 AM
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then what lighting do u recommend?
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Old 09-02-2004, 07:59 AM
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LED!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-02-2004, 02:40 PM
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I use a cold cathode in my install and it works great..

Just wire a fuse in line with the yellow lead off the molex to a +12v source (with key on is nice) and your good to go..
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Old 09-02-2004, 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by Rockney:
I use a cold cathode in my install and it works great..

Just wire a fuse in line with the yellow lead off the molex to a +12v source (with key on is nice) and your good to go..
i am going to disconnect the light in the rear trunk... so can i use that to power the cc's?

so i just disconnect the wires to the light, connect it to the yellow wire from the molex and place a fuse near where i connected it to the molex and it will work??
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Old 09-02-2004, 08:32 PM
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the posivite wire goes to a fuse, then from the fuse to the yellow wire. Black wire from the molex goes to ground.
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Old 09-02-2004, 10:01 PM
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how do i connect it to a fuse???

so this is what u mean?
positive from light -> fuse -> yellow on molex -> CC

negative from light -> ground
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