The lesson will be about installing neon lights into the grill of a car. As a word of precaution, it would be highly advised to know how to deal with cars. Taking it further, not having a basic knowledge of how to work with automotives could potentially cause the vehicle to mess up. Only install if there is that knowledge base, otherwise leave it to the professionals.
To begin with, acquire the neon lights that are going to be used. Also, make sure that all the equipment is there because if it isn’t, the job is not going to be done. This particular job will require the following items: neon’s, wire crimpers, a drill, fuses, 16 gauge wire, 12V switch, 1000 grit sanding paper and block, and 3M adhesive double sided mounting tape or equivalent. These tools mentioned above are all that is going to be needed so be sure to have them all, otherwise it’s just not going to get done.
After completing the first step, if it hasn’t been done or bought, then get ready to start the installation process. The first procedure would to be to disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. Next up, pick a spot to install the neon light whether neither it nor wires will be attached will interface with the vehicle needs. For example, the belts, gas pedal, brake pedal, and so forth. Prime the spot that will be mounted to the 1000 grit sanding paper so that it will not try to stick them with dirt or rust.
Once the spot has been primed, grab the set of neon’s and place them to the areas that you want to put them on. As a safety precaution, make sure the wires coming off of those don’t interfere with anything. Once that is done, place the double-sided tape on one side of the neon’s and stick them to where they are wanted to be placed. It can be said that some people would prefer to use a stronger adhesive than double sided tape. If that is the case, it should work just fine.
They are now attached to the car. Look at the main fuse-box, which is located in the engine. Any new vehicle today, the manufactures include open spaces in the fuse box for auxiliary items. An example of it would be the neon gather the wires from the neon’s and begin to make a harness out of them. If they’re not long enough to reach each other, use wire crimpers, which usually have cutters on them to cut off ends of the short wires. Use the wire that is being used to splice new longer pieces onto the existing wires. Now that it has been accomplished, all the wires should be at the same length. Route them among a path to the fuse box that is out of the way.
Once all the wires are routed to the fuse-box, splice them into a harness to one of the empty slots. It should be to the fuse-box of which the neon’s should have come with a rating of how many amperes, or amps, which can be sent through them. Insert the required amount amp fuse that was wired into the neon lights. On almost all vehicles, there should be a rubber grommet that leads from the engine bay to the cabin. Remove it and lead the wire through. Once that has been done, find a good place for a switch on the dash.
After completing the necessary steps and knowing where the wire will be routed to and selecting the place, start drilling holds to insert the switch into. After it has been inserted, lead the wire through the hold that was made for the switch. Splice it onto it with the connectors it provides, and then screw the switch back down. Now that everything is in place, there should be enough going to the wires from the fuse-box, as it is tied in with the battery. The final step is to turn the car on and flip the switch on as well. Check to see if the neon lights are coming on. If not, check the connections and grounds. If they are, then they have been installed properly and that should do it.