I know it's an older thread, but...I replaced mine a few months ago.
Originally Posted by HONDAMAN174
Since you all are talking about it, I was thinking of putting on the multi colored one myself.
So my questions are:
Where did you put the IR controller?
Did you make your own switch?
And do I need to make my own harness between the strip and controller because of the distance?
Thanks for the help
I drilled a hole in the awning support into the storage compartment where the factory LED wiring went. I spliced the controller into the factory wiring so I could turn it on and off with the porch light switch (that was how the factory awning lights were done). I mounted the controller / IR box with velcro to the inside of the storage compartment so it would be out of the elements and stuck the IR sensor out of the hole I ran the wires through so it peaks out the bottom of the awning support. With the molding put back on you can't see it unless you know it's there.
As to the wiring, the color strips were five wire instead of the two wire from the factory, so I couldn't reuse the factory wires. I went to Lowes and picked up some thermostat wire...21/5 I think. It's stiff, bendable, and already has five wires (mostly the same colors as the light strip) and wrapped up nice and neat. I soldered that in and good to go.
Originally Posted by stevengb
We feel like we're on a Broadway stage when we have ours on...so we don't use them much.
One of the things I like about the new lights is they're dimmable. That, and a warmer light.