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gaz_gaz

posted on 22/2/18 at 11:23 AM Reply With Quote
Savage switch dim/bright

Has anyone here done the savage switch dim/bright wiring?

Looking for someone to do the wiring for me. Can send the dash and buttons and obviously pay you for the work?

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ttalps2000

posted on 22/2/18 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
if you get a FOC result on this then I would be interested!
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loggyboy

posted on 22/2/18 at 12:43 PM Reply With Quote
Assuming you want them to dim with the lights going on so they are less bright at night?
I would assume they have a separate connection to the illumination? If so will simply be matter of wiring a circuit that's triggered by the lights being on to switch the illumination to a resisted circuit. You could even wire a potentiometer so that you can adjust the brightness.






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gaz_gaz

posted on 22/2/18 at 12:59 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ttalps2000
if you get a FOC result on this then I would be interested!


what's a FOC result?

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loggyboy

posted on 22/2/18 at 01:05 PM Reply With Quote
free of charge






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gaz_gaz

posted on 22/2/18 at 01:06 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
Assuming you want them to dim with the lights going on so they are less bright at night?
I would assume they have a separate connection to the illumination? If so will simply be matter of wiring a circuit that's triggered by the lights being on to switch the illumination to a resisted circuit. You could even wire a potentiometer so that you can adjust the brightness.



I'd like them to work as follows

day time - LEDs all off until switch is pressed then only that switch illuminates.

night time - Pressing sidelights switch turns sidelight LED to full bright and all other switches to dim. then when each switch is pressed that LED goes full bright.

hopefully that makes sense

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gaz_gaz

posted on 22/2/18 at 01:13 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
free of charge


I thought as much but not sure why anyone would want to do it for free. seems like quite alot of fiddly work to me.

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Russell

posted on 22/2/18 at 04:15 PM Reply With Quote
I've got a solution for this, just needs diodes and resistors so it's not free but is very low cost. I'll dig out the circuit.
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ttalps2000

posted on 22/2/18 at 04:43 PM Reply With Quote
i meant it as in if the solution is posted on here, rather than paying someone to do it for you and not knowing how it was done
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rdodger

posted on 22/2/18 at 06:36 PM Reply With Quote
CBS used to sell a resistor with some tails on it to do this.

I did it as already mentioned with a few resistors and diodes. All I can remember is it was easier with the dbl pole connection blocks.

Here it is
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/de/dimbright-wiring-kit-for-billet-aluminium-switches

I'm no electrical engineer but I think you would still need to add a diode. I certainly did on the hazard switch.

[Edited on 22/2/18 by rdodger]

[Edited on 22/2/18 by rdodger]

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rodgling

posted on 22/2/18 at 06:47 PM Reply With Quote
I did this on mine, when dipped beam is on they light up dimly, but each individual switch lights brightly when on. It's straight-forward, just use a resistor to get the dim effect, with a few diodes to help manage the switching. I may even have a scribbled diagram on the back of an envelope which I will post here if I can find it.




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Russell

posted on 22/2/18 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
Link to wiring diagram





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