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wee_kev
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Registered: 6th Jan 03
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15th Nov 03 at 19:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone had any problems with them and how did you overcome them?

I want to see i have have a similar problem or if i have created a new one!!!

P.S. mnie dont work and when the wiring was changed at the switch the wires started smoking + melting together!!!

Can have switch on all time - neons dont work
Switch as a switch - neons dont work
Other way of wiring and wires melt

any suggestions?

[Edited on 15-11-2003 by wee_kev]
Richie
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15th Nov 03 at 21:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Either a short or a VERY bad problem with the transformer drawing loads of current and melting the wires.

[Edited on 15-11-2003 by AustinPXX]
kev_corsa
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16th Nov 03 at 11:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hmmm looks like there aint a fuse there!
Kris TD
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16th Nov 03 at 15:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my mate tried about 10 different tube on his before he gave up, they kept blowing on some and the transformers were dodgy on others, he gave up in the end.
Fraudster
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16th Nov 03 at 18:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what make u got as i have had probs with some.
wee_kev
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16th Nov 03 at 22:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Think its Max power. Bought them off my mate(still sealed in packaging).

Asked another mate to have a look and says its done wrong but thinks the neons might have blown.

Going to see what the deal is on wed, fingers crossed i dont have to buy more neons!!!!

[Edited on 16-11-2003 by wee_kev]
Fraudster
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16th Nov 03 at 22:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ere, i got them, there streetwize aint they. just been to the guys hse today where i got em? think mine is a power problem as i tried another 3 tubes, and found 1 that was fine then it started playing up again, only half lit 1 or 2 tube, the ones furthest away from the tranformer. is the prob ur having?

im getting the guy to speak to his tech guy tomorrow 2 sort a soloution.
caddog
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17th Nov 03 at 15:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have had the same prob in the wet where the furthest tube from the x-former was only 1/2 lit.... but only in the wet.... problem was condensation in the tube no no probs.... Streetwise/Max power kit.... Also dont run the neon wire close to the fuel pump as it affects them.... good connections r vital.... i got these stright through crimps which we use at work which have no insulation...... Crimped the neon wire, filled it with solder, self amalgamating tape, fiberglass tape and finally heat srink just to take no chances
Fraudster
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17th Nov 03 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

aint being funny, but if im buying a set of neons, like i have, i want em all lit all the time. well, im waiting for an answer regarding why im having trouble, but if no one can help they can have them back, simple. aint wasting my money on shite equipment.
wee_kev
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17th Nov 03 at 19:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well today was not good. Nothing was connected for the neons but when i was out driving they started melting and had the most amount of smoke ever. Stopped the car(middle of road) hazards on, bonnet up and i see sparks . I have no tools or cloth to help me, I was rather worried. Evenually got them seperated and my dad came down with wire-cutters, cut it next to battery so had no chance of power. Due to the fuse being at wrong end of circuit there is a chance the neons have blown!!

I have cut + removed all connections, going to start again on Wednesday and hope the neons aint bust.

[Edited on 17-11-2003 by wee_kev]

[Edited on 17-11-2003 by wee_kev]
Richie
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17th Nov 03 at 19:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nah they are fucked mate and that is nothing more than full on dodgy wiring. Sorry.
Martin_C
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17th Nov 03 at 20:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the reply about fuel pumps...i ran the wires for mine close to the fuel pump, is that possibly why my speedo is going haywire?
Richie
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17th Nov 03 at 21:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

LOL wierd people i have several cables zip clipped to my fuel lines and have done for a while with zero problems at all.
wee_kev
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17th Nov 03 at 23:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats what i worried about(them being bust due to my mate's wiring).

Lets hope i get away with it and dont have to buy more!!!
wee_kev
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19th Nov 03 at 23:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks like they are bust - gutted

if i want to buy new ones what the best type to get?
Fraudster
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19th Nov 03 at 23:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what was the prob u was having, in talk about getting mine sorted. cheers geezer
Corsa^Dan
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20th Nov 03 at 07:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

where do u put the back 1?
Fraudster
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21st Nov 03 at 00:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

at the mo, ive thrown mine on the rear axle, dont really do much, but until i get me kit on it will have to do. might get rid n e way soon, pissing me right orf
wee_kev
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8th Dec 03 at 10:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I now have 3 out of the 4 working. Just the back one to sort.

It don't work at all, also one of the black boxes at the end rattles when you shake it, the tube looks fine tho. Any ideas?

[Edited on 08-12-2003 by wee_kev]
Kris TD
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8th Dec 03 at 13:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah, sounds like the starter for it is fucked, take it bk and get a replacement tube. as i said before my mate who used to work at an ice shop took him 10 kits to finally get some that worked.
Fraudster
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8th Dec 03 at 21:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive swapped myt red set to a blur one for my new mg, so hopefully, these will work this time, what a pain in the arse.
wee_kev
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8th Dec 03 at 22:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Do u guys think it would be ok to have 2 "glow job in a box" tubes from neoquip on my sides and move my current 2 max power tubes from the sides to the front and back.

Think you would notice a difference between the brands?

[Edited on 08-12-2003 by wee_kev]
Richie
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9th Dec 03 at 03:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yer and i think the transformers will be different
chadjpr
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Registered: 27th Dec 02
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9th Dec 03 at 15:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive bought some fusion neons recently (please say no) but has ne1 had any problems with these cos im about to fit them soon

 
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