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Username: Shackashacka

Post Number: 25
Registered: Mar-05
I'm getting ready to rebuild my trunk now that i'm getting two new subs with boxes and i'm thinking it'd be nice to accent it somehow. How would i hook up some LED's to it? i've already got the 12V source back there for my amp...but how would i be able to turn them on/off with the car like the amp? or would i need a rocker switch?
 

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Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 772
Registered: Sep-04
You could trigger a relay with your amp turn-on wire:

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5 F011%5F002%5F013%5F000&product%5Fid=275%2D226

or just use a rocker switch.

Just remember most LED's can't handle a lot of current so a current limiting resistor is necessary. Here's an example of how you might wire a few white LED's:

http://www.alltronics.com/download/WhiteLED.pdf

from here:

http://www.alltronics.com/leds.htm

LED stands for light emitting diode and as diodes they only let current go one way so unlike a lightbulb polarity makes a difference. Make sure you have the cathode(short wire, flat side) hooked to ground.

-Fishy

[note] if you plan on using a bunch of these things I hope you're up for some serious soldering.

:-)
 

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Username: Addicted2bass

Miami, FLORIDA USA

Post Number: 421
Registered: Nov-04
Yeh and Fishy's got you covered.lol BUt also if you do that account for that extremely little space you're using. But i dont think it'll matter that much.
 

Gold Member
Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 1721
Registered: Dec-04
could i jut go to pep boys and like use there 12inch neon tubes and set those where i need them pluged into cigerette lighters? ll
 

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Username: Johnnylemoine

LaPlace, Louisiana United States

Post Number: 459
Registered: Aug-04
thats wut i have, neons. i have an ext cab chevy, and i have 3 15 inch red neons a long the top of the back seat and two 10 or 12 inch ones under the front seats.
 

Gold Member
Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 1737
Registered: Dec-04
yea i have an underbody kit, and a radio car and 2 under the seats, and i want to put 2 in the trunk when its done with edead, but if i put one like in the port of the box, will it break or anything?
 

Silver Member
Username: Johnnylemoine

LaPlace, Louisiana United States

Post Number: 461
Registered: Aug-04
i dont know, i have no idea, but get one from auto zone, they have a life time warrenty.
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