Originally Posted by RV Pilot
Hi guys, I'm not sure what forest river was thinking when they wired the awning lights to the running lights (headlight LEDs and halo). It kind of makes it unusable for a patio light use. I don't know about you but I don't want to sit around wasting electricity and having people think I left my lights on. Has anyone considered or changed it to separate the two?
Also I'm not sure if this is correct on all FR3's but my toggles in the front panel do not eliminate when my headlights are on. This makes it impossible to see any of the switches while driving at night including the fog lights. Seems like a huge safety hazard. Has anyone else been frustrated with this?
2015 FR3 30DS
Central Coast of California
I rewired the LED's in the front to turn on with the headlights, and now the switch on the dash controls the awning lights only. It's much better this way!
Cut the connection that goes to the dash (It's the grey wire). Then hook the LED's up to the parking light circuit. The parking lights go on when you turn on the parking lights or headlights switch, so the LED's turn on the same way. Here are some pictures to illustrate.
Good luck, I hope this helps!