See post 1240 (page 124) posted by LKicklight, which I quoted below; he goes into detail with what he did, and I believe the pic in question is from his mod. He responded to a PM I sent on the subject, another helpful and friendly guy!
Please note his closing statement here though - keeping the bulb in there might make things too hot for the controller.
I plan on tapping into power source for my step light down below, and securing the controller in that area behind the outer wall, with remote sensor sticking out so it can work. Got most of the idea speced out, just been busy working and doing house chores, etc to go out and finish it. Ran off of AC in the interim, which was not so bad.
Originally Posted by LKicklight
I did post a thread on hooking up to the porch lite...here is a photo that shoes what I did:
Remove the light assembly from the side of the r/v...take the wire connectors off, they cannot be used again..get a new pair...take your DC wires from the transmitter and hook them up to the porch wires..replace the outside light base back on the RV..the transmitter will be housed inside the light base with the amber cover over it...the wiring that goes to the string that has the plug must run through the light base...cut a hole large enough for the square plug to pass through..plug it into the light string..wrapped the plus with a good tape...the antenna wire will come through another hole in the bottom of the light assy...both of the holes that you have cut will have to be caulked back closed with a good exterior silicone caulk..I used a white...purchase six tie wrap anchors that have sticky back..place them between the lite string and the light assembly..purchase a package of 3/8" white flexible wire cover loom...cut it to lenght, place the wire and plug inside this..ty wrap that to the ty-wrap anchor pads..the other wire for the antenna is done the same way...make sure the little round looking globe faces out as that controller must see it..
Here is a photo taken from a distance..you can see and get the idea...check back if you have any problems..do not put your bulb back in the outside light...will get to hot for the transmitter that will be in there:
The mod is kinda fun and addictive - just like this forum in general!
Wayne and Kim
2014 Cedar Creek 36CKTS
2011 Ford F250 King Ranch 4x2 Diesel, added springs
Nights camped: 2014 - 32; 2013 - 23