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Old 04-13-2015, 08:43 PM   #31
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Hey Kadiddle.... Are you going to install electric mirrors? Would love to know how that goes and what brand/style mirrors you use.

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Old 04-14-2015, 03:35 PM   #32
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The easiest fix for the LEDs is to cut the grey wire that supplies power to the LEDs. Tape the supply end and use a wire-tap connector to connect the other end of the wire to the running lights.

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:35 AM   #33
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That gray wire, is it the only one bringing power at all the LED's in the headlights?

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Old 04-15-2015, 10:06 AM   #34
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I still like the LED lights, just rather have them not so bright. I plan on putting a resistor inline to lower the voltage to the LED lights. This should lower the intensity to a point where its not annoying to fellow campers at the CG, but still makes the rig stand out from the crowd. :-)
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:00 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by fpo1123 View Post
I tapped into a constant hotwire near the stairs and ran it to the positive side of a 12v switch that I put in the cover behind the passenger seat. Sealed the old hot wire (that is connected to the dash switch for the LED lights). Now as I step out I just hit the switch near the floor and have awning lights. And hit the dash LED switch for DRL's.
Can you explain a little more. I am confused
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:34 PM   #36
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Fr3 LED Headlights

The lights are just a weird set-up, we added our own LED multi colored lights with a remote for the awning just next to the factory ones. He is going to also add a separate switch.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:33 PM   #37
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LED halo with resistors

So tonight I tried several different resistors to see if I can tone down the intensity of the LED Halo/3 LED lights. What I came up with was using a 675 Ohm resistor on the white wire (gnd) from the headlight cluster, it makes the 3 LEDs quite tolerable. At 2.2KOhms, the three LEDs are turned off. They come on around 975 Ohms, but very dim. Around 675 Ohms, and they seemed to be balanced with the halos. They are the main reason the LEDs are so over powering. I might see if I can tone down the fog lamp LEDs, but they aren't as bad as the pics make it out to be. I know pics don't do any justice when it comes to headlights and such, but here are two pics. First is the stock, and the second is with the resistor. Enjoy.

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Old 04-18-2015, 09:43 AM   #38
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For those, especially svwc, that put a switch in to control the awning LEDs separately, I'm curious what you used for power. Did you just hook the switch to +12V? Did you need a current limiter (as LEDs sometimes do)? Where did the power come from?

BTW, new to the forum and have a new 2015 FR3 30DS. Changing mirrors, vents, and other things and hope to be more active in this forum......
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:52 PM   #39
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Wait... Are you saying you can't have the awning LED light strip on without those lights on the front being on? That's messed up. Any chance of adding a dash switch to turn off the front lights? Somewhere those 2 sets of lights have to be spliced together.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:14 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by wayne and sherry View Post
Wow any pics of this LED mod? How do you plug the headlight LED into the headlight low beam or what ever headlight wire you taped into and how.

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Here are some instructions as promised.

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.

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