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Old 04-19-2019, 03:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the LED ceiling lights in a 2019 Isata 3 can be dimmed with an aftermarket dimmer? I know that not all LEDís will take a dimmer. I tried to install dimmers on the over-the-bed lights, but they didnít work, and Iím not sure if I had the wiring wrong, the dimmer switches were defective, or they are LEDís that canít be dimmed.
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What kind of dimmer?
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:08 PM   #3
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There's other threads on this site of guys trying to install dimmers. Everything I read seems to point to needing a 3 wire dimmer for it to work properly.
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The dimmer I tried to install had 4 wires...+in, -in, +out, and -out. My assumption is that the -in and-out are ground wires, the +in is the always hot battery feed, and the +out is the switched hot out to the light.
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That's the kind I heard won't work.
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But you're better off reading about people who have done it. Here's a recent thread. Use the search window to find more. LED Dimming solution story
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Problem solved. The switch tested OK, and the LED lights are dimmable. Hats off to Dynamax for making the wiring accessible. The four wires per light are:
1-always hot into the switch
2-always to ground out of the switch
These two are so that the switch can be illuminated at all times, even when the lights are off.
3-hot out to the light
4-return from the light
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Problem solved. The switch tested OK, and the LED lights are dimmable. Hats off to Dynamax for making the wiring accessible. The four wires per light are:
1-always hot into the switch
2-always to ground out of the switch
These two are so that the switch can be illuminated at all times, even when the lights are off.
3-hot out to the light
4-return from the light
What switch did you use?
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:08 PM   #10
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Made by RecPro...got it on Amazon, however I just checked and it says ďcurrently unavailableĒ. It was $30. I liked it because it was exactly the same size as the factory double switch in my Isata 3 FWS, is illuminated, holds the brightness setting
when turned off and on, and is basically a flat plate that wonít protrude and catch on the mattress when it is lifted to get into the below-bed storage compartment.
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