Introduction: EZ-EL Wire Green Car Kit Step-By-Step Tutorial

Picture of EZ-EL Wire Green Car Kit Step-By-Step Tutorial

This is an easy step-by-step process of how to install EL wire onto your car. Impress your friends right when they hop in! And the built in music response technology the wire has is a crowd pleaser.

The wire is easy to cut, bend, shape, and install onto virtually anything! Let your mind and hands get creative with it!

If you like tutorials like this, get more inspiration at https://ez-el.com/tutorials

Enter coupon code INSTcar at checkout for a discount!

Or if you prefer a Video Tutorial: 

Materials:

1. Ez-El 10’ Green El Wire + Car Inverter
2. Ez-El 25’ Green Electroluminescent Wire
3. Scotch Tape
4. 8’ Scissors
5. 28 Gauge 100 ft. Galvanized Wire
6. Tekton 3504 Precision Needle Nose Pliers
7. Heavy Duty Side Wire Cutter Plier 4.5 Inch 115mm

Step 1: Plan Design

Picture of Plan Design

Plan out the design of the el wire by mounting the el wire onto the car with scotch tape. 

- Note: 10 Ft El Wire was not enough to fit my dashboard, so it is recommended to use 25 ft EZ-EL Wire.

Step 2: Use Galvanized Wire to Attach EL Wire to Car

Picture of Use Galvanized Wire to Attach EL Wire to Car

Once you've designed the shape you wish on your car, 

A: Cut about 2 inches of galvanized wire and twist the ends tightly together.
B: Use pliers to help you twist so it's easier on the tips of your fingers.
C. Use a wire cutter to cut the excess wire.
D. Continue this process throughout your design.
 

Step 3: Mount EL Wire to Car

Picture of Mount EL Wire to Car

Mount the el wire onto the car on the mounting lines of the car. Also begin removing the tape as you proceed throughout the design.

Step 4: Attach the Bass Response & Turn It On!

Put the bass response at a low setting to allow bass to respond.




Now turn the EL Wire on! ENJOY!

Enter coupon code INSTcar at checkout for a discount!

Comments

PercyJ6 (author)2016-08-10

Yes.We Changkai have specialized in this EL wire field for about 15 years,and we have got patent in both China and US.Our products have passed CE,RoHS,FCC and ISO9000.The products can save at least 30% power than LED light and 90% than the neon light,shining beautiful&gentle light without harmful to plants and our eyes.They are widely applied into decoration and advertising.And we are 11 years Alibaba Gold supplier.Please feel free to contact me on

sales01@el-changkai.com

about the welted EL wire as MarlonC1 told,thank you!
MarlonC1 (author)2015-04-14

There's something called Welted EL wire that looks like the wires for pipping, that works better on cars so you don't have to use that awful metal wires and stick them into your dash

DaveR3 (author)2015-03-03

Are you really using the twisted galv wire to hold the EL wire into the seams of your dashboard? How long did that hold up before the twists started wearing on the dash material and popping out? Also, didn't this method of attachment damage the dash material? I definitely would not do that in a newer vehicle.

nick.trunzo.5 (author)2014-08-07

man that looks awful with all the scotch tape. wouldnt be bad at night though. it would be better to used either some sort of glue or double sided tape, and route the wires underneath trim panels so you only see the EL wire.

DaveR3 (author)nick.trunzo.52015-03-03

Hey Nick,

Why don't you try actually reading through the tutorial next time before you make a dumb comment?

Thanks.

Adambowker98 (author)2012-06-22

What is the bass response, and where could I get one? Also, what inverter did you use for 25 feet of wire?

Thanks!
Adam

ezelwire (author)Adambowker982012-06-22

Hi Adam,

The bass response is a technology that allows the wire to flash whenever a low or high frequency is transmitted nearby.

So, if you were to put this in your car, the wire would flash according to the music played in your car!

You can buy the 10ft car kit that comes with the 12V inverter at https://ez-el.com/catalog/products/el-wire/car-kits

or for the 25ft wire that comes with a 3V at https://ez-el.com/catalog/products/el-wire/wire-kits

There are multiple colors to choose from too. Let me know what you think of it if you try it out!

Thanks!

About This Instructable

33,326views

32favorites

License:

Bio: Electroluminescent Wire is an amazing technology. Working like a fluorescent light bulb in wire form, it can be applied to just about anything. The possibilities ... More »
More by ezelwire:Trick-O-Treat EL BagEZ-EL Tron MotorcycleEZ-EL Wire Guitar Strap
Add instructable to: