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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyWed Apr 14, 2010 8:38 pm

Yes it was a quick fix, and if the first two had actually checked what they were doing, it wouldnt have gotten this far! On the plus side, I wrote the original manufacturer and (mistakenly) said that the light itself was no operational, so they sent me an entire light unit for free!
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyThu Apr 15, 2010 12:19 pm

i know it was posted further back, but after browsing around on oznium.com, i found this:
http://www.oznium.com/rotary-led-dimmer

couldnt this just be wired in place of our factory dimmer? it would control any dimming LED installed because the factory dimmer not only dims the cluster, but the HVAC/window switches/etc.
anyone try this or know how our factory dimmer knob works?
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyThu Apr 15, 2010 7:40 pm

97 park ave wrote:
couldnt this just be wired in place of our factory dimmer? it would control any dimming LED installed because the factory dimmer not only dims the cluster, but the HVAC/window switches/etc.
anyone try this or know how our factory dimmer knob works?

Our Rivi's use Headlamp Switch, and also a Multi Function Alarm, Lock and Lighting Module. I suppose it may be possible to wire it in, but why?

I have 3 wiring diagrams that show every light in the car. I may be able to find a way to do it, but just glancing at the schematics tells me no.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyFri Apr 16, 2010 1:45 pm

i have a park avenue, im not sure how different it is from the riv but i would imagine that your light switch pulls out for lights, and turns for the cluster/HVAC/window switches dimness.
i havent taken my headlight switch apart yet, but i would imagine that there is a way to disable the stock dimmer, and just hook the LED dimmer up to that same connection. that way you could have all LEDs on the inside and still be able to dim the dash/etc.
it might be more complicated than i think but it seems like it would be worth it. thats the only reason i havent converted my dash to LED yet is because even with normal filament bulbs i have them dimmed almost all the way at night. with even brighter LEDs at night im not sure i would like that but if i could dim them with this then there is no reason for me to wait any longer.
all im saying is there has to be some kind of way to wire this to the factory dimmer wiring to use LEDs in the dash.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyFri Apr 16, 2010 11:36 pm

As I said, there may be a way, but wiring 2 variable resistors in series will double the resistance in the circuit and the lights would never be able to reach their full brightness, let alone possibly screw up a module....
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptySat Apr 17, 2010 1:40 pm

Abaddon wrote:
As I said, there may be a way, but wiring 2 variable resistors in series will double the resistance in the circuit and the lights would never be able to reach their full brightness, let alone possibly screw up a module....

not quite sure where youre getting 2 resistors from, as i said i would be disabling the factory dimming control because every light controlled by that switch will be replaced by LEDs anyway. so whatever wires are running to all those lights are the wires that will be hooked up to the dimmer from oznium.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptySat Apr 17, 2010 6:03 pm

The dimmer enable control is the yellow wire coming out of pin B2 on the 22 pin connector (C2) on the Lamp Control Module.If you're going to try it, that's the wire to use.....it's the main control for the entire interior lighting system. Please don't use any other wires or other things will not work suspect
Be careful not to confuse it with the yellow wire at B9....that's the flash-to-pass wire.

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 3:32 pm

its probably different on my park avenue anyway, but thats what i was planning is just using whatever wires control all of the dimmable lights for the new dimmer and then replacing all of the corresponding lights with LEDs.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 4:03 pm

That is EXACTLY for your PA. I looked it up for ya wink
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyMon Apr 19, 2010 10:21 am

Abaddon wrote:
That is EXACTLY for your PA. I looked it up for ya wink
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lol sorry, with how many times people post up diagrams for there own cars i figured you were just one more but thanks!
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PostSubject: LED Tail Light Bulbs   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 23, 2013 8:07 pm

Hey guys I just converted my tail light and stop light bulbs to LEDs from superbrightleds.com.

Does it sound like I might have blew the flasher? If that's the case, why do my hazards still work?

Thanks for you help!

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyThu Jan 24, 2013 8:35 am

Because there are 2 separate flasher units, one for the signals, one for the hazards. That is true for your 69 also.

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyThu Jan 24, 2013 9:06 pm

Thanks Larry! The problem is resolved. I was unaware that L.E.D. bulbs weren't compatible with our stock flasher units. I replaced it with an Tridon Heavy Duty unit and the blinkers work great.

For anyone who has tinted lenses, I highly recommend an L.E.D. conversion. The light output is insane! I went with 45 LED tower for my four 3157 bulbs, and the 13 LED tower for my other two 194 tail light bulbs. The total cost was about $140, but it's definitely worth not getting rear ended on the highway. If I didn't have tinted lenses, I bet the light output would be similar to the new Charger and Challenger tail lights, which I absolutely love.

If anyone else is interested in this conversion, let me know if you have any questions. I'd be glad to help you out!
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyThu Jan 24, 2013 11:26 pm

too late to say this now, but in the future you may want to look into this site for LED's:
http://www.ddmtuning.com/

I have had really good luck with their quality and prices. only down side is shipping takes like 2-3 weeks from china.

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PostSubject: LED Lights   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2013 6:38 pm

So I have LED lights in place of all the courtesy lights in my Riv. I think I installed them 2 or more years ago and they're still going strong. But, I'm wondering if anybody has replaced any exterior lights with LEDs. I've got white ones in the cornering lamps and a white one above the license plate which work perfectly fine.

But, I've tried putting some in place of the reverse lights and I experimented with switching out the turn signal halogens for LEDs. When I put LEDs in for the reverse lamps, it was rare for both of them to work properly. One would not come on one day, then the other would not come on the next day. When I had my front bumper off and was experimenting with turn signal lamps, I replaced everything up front with LEDs to see what happened. Found out that with the LEDs in the turn signal sockets, the turn signals wouldn't work at all... the module wouldn't even click.

So, I'm curious as to why the turn signals and reverse lights didn't work. Anybody else switch things out for LEDs?
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2013 6:49 pm

The lighting module is instructed not to blink if it senses a bad bulb. Changing the bulbs to LEDs changes the resistance the module is expecting, so it believes a bulb is out. Many LEDs sell the lights with a resistor included to fake out the blinker control.

No idea why the reverse lights wouldn't work though.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2013 8:50 pm

ZEP, are you running a thermal flasher, or an electronic flasher? To me it sounds like a thermal. They are dependent on the load in the circuit.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2013 9:08 pm

Why is Chrome detecting malware on the 1st page of this thread???

https://rivperformance.editboard.com/t2024-exterior-led-lighting

heres a neat site

http://superlumination.com/3157_3156.htm
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Good grief, wouldn't even know which one to pick... almost too many choices rolleyes 

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2013 11:49 pm

Deek, thanks for the info... I'm definitely not messing with the turn signal bulbs now that my bumper is back on but it's good to know!

Ash, I've got a thermal flasher. The only reason I do is b/c I have sequential turn signals and it was recommended that I use a heavy duty thermal flasher to operate them. But, the sequential signal module is insanely old and some of the resistors are blown so I'll be getting a new one soon anyway + a new flasher so I'll see if that makes a difference (wouldn't doubt that it will).
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charlieRobinson wrote:
Why is Chrome detecting malware on the 1st page of this thread???
Chrome is a pretty lame browser, imo. I hear stuff like this from some who use it: can't open certain links & pages - not threatening pages, either - it happens with sites you know are safe, like a student portfolio page built with wix.

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyWed Oct 09, 2013 6:49 pm

LOL youre joking, right? Chrome, lame? hahahhahahaha

whatever, man.



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PostSubject: Re: Exterior LED lighting   Exterior LED lighting - Page 3 EmptyMon Jan 13, 2014 2:34 am

So if I put led's in the taillights what do I need to do to ensure all of them work?
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Ordered this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ETCIO8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Turned out really nice, especially if you have the blue interior. There are enough bulbs to do the whole interior (minus the red door lights) and the license plate bulb. They have a nice cool tint to them, they're bright, and they make everything feel classier. 10/10 would do again. All bulbs are easy to replace, just pop the plastic lens covers out with a flat blade. An example of how they look:

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