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    Hello all
    Just wondering you you could run the supply for a neon from the connectors that hold the footwell lights ?

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    I'm not sure what you mean by a "neon" - but what does it say on the box? Add up the wattage of that thing, plus the wattage of everything else in that circuit. Divide by 12. If that number is bigger than the fuse protecting the circuit then the answer is "no".

    Just doing that for the "neon" alone might be a good start - if it's a large percentage of the fuse value then you can assume it would be too much.

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    Sorry, I'm just being old. You mean those coloured light arrays? They are almost always LED strips these days and (unless huge) don't take much power so you should be all right. Still worth a quick sanity check though.
     
     

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    well av found a better one now its an led strip with blue leds, so could i run that off the connectors ?

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    I think you should be ok unless it's huge!
     
     

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    just remember tho if you want to power it off the footwell lamps it will only work when the door is open as its swtiched live
     
     

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    aye thats how am wantin it to come on when i unlock the car or open the door, av already changed the other bulbs to blue looks minted at night when u open the door or unlock the car :P

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    Blue lights in Glasgow?? You'll be a Celtic supporter then
     
     

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    Yes it will work fine,you just need to get the polarity right which is easy enough to check live
     
     

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    Blue lights in Glasgow?? You'll be a Celtic supporter then
    haha you would think so but nahh am not to into football

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