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Old 06-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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FR3 LED headlights

Just picked up my new 2015 FR3 30DS and I have a question. Do the LED rings on the headlights only go on when you turn the led awning lights on? I thought they would go on when the headlights were on? Thx
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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The 2015 Model FR3 are wired as an LED package where the headlight halos and awning light halos are on one switch on the dash.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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That is definitely a strange setup. Why would u want your awning lights on when your driving down the road, why do you want your front LED's on when your parked at a site?
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:41 AM   #4
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The LED lights are not meant to illuminate the road when driving. They are there to illuminate your RV at night and to help you or others to locate your RV after taking a stroll around the campground, etc.


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Old 06-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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Ya that's what I guess it comes down to. I just think that having the front LED's on would give it a great look driving down the road.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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The LED lights on the front were disturbing to the campers who were camped in front of us at a campground. They thought our headlights were on because they were so bright in the dark. We have declined to use our awning lights because the front lights disturb other people around us. It would be nice if there were a way to disconnect the front lights from the awning lights.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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I could not agree more!!
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:10 PM   #8
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Were you able to determine a way to leave the awning lights on but turn the front lights off?
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #9
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I posted earlier that I cut the wire that goes to the awning, and put a switch at the door for the awning
now the original switch turns on the head light led, and the other switch the awning led
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:11 PM   #10
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How about better headlights for the FR3.

The stock units are easily the worst illumination ive ever seen on a vehicle.
is this others experience, or are mine just bad?
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:14 PM   #11
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Cool I see the light.

You can unplug the headlight LEDs from behind the front grill doors.

I do like SVWC's idea of having a separate switch for the awning.

My headlights are really good. They did need a bit of adjusting at 1st.

Went out to a very quiet road at dusk and adjusted the low and high beams to light the road OK without blinding on coming traffic.

Very easy to do, but most good garages should be able to do it for you.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:58 PM   #12
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That may have worked too. Ended up cutting the wiring and adding a new switch, the steps svwc said were spot on and the job was pretty simple.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:37 AM   #13
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About the headlamps mine are almost unusable on low beam. They have dark streaks in every direction shining on the road. Hard to believe no one else has this issue


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About the headlamps mine are almost unusable on low beam. They have dark streaks in every direction shining on the road. Hard to believe no one else has this issue


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One of my over the winter projects for the fR3 is to replace the headlights with something more along the lines of the modern bluish headlights that are easy to see and yet not as bright to on coming drivers.
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One of my over the winter projects for the fR3 is to replace the headlights with something more along the lines of the modern bluish headlights that are easy to see and yet not as bright to on coming drivers.

What year is your FR3? Mine is a 2015, maybe that is the difference.
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:38 PM   #16
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What year is your FR3? Mine is a 2015, maybe that is the difference.
Mine is a 2014 25DS. In a couple of weeks ill have time to take them apart take a closer look at them.
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #17
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Please let us know what you find. I am always interested to see better without blinding drivers coming head on.
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I don't what bulb you all will need but I highly recommend using sylvania silverstars or silver star ultras. They give you a much whiter light and have been thourghly tested unlike the bluish made in Asia bulbs. Have seen many melted harnesses due to those bulbs drawing too much power. I run the silverstars on all of my cars and it is a big difference in the dark.


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So it appears the headlight module used is the same as used on the 2013 ChevyS Silverado 1500 trucks.
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So you would need "h11" for low beams and "9005" for high beams


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