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Chris G

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« on: January 17, 2012, 10:55:56 PM »

Hello all,
After 18 months deliberation I have hardwired a Locksound decoder into my Porter.
Replace cab with Banta all weather model.
Sound projected out thru floor.
Covered decoder and speaker with Banta floor provided.
Head room is a bit low but not noticeable.
Improved pick up by adding a slider between drivers as well as usual pick up off driver rears.
Painted black its not to noticeable but does job well.

Problem Light comes on when in reverse.
Changing direction in Locsound makes no difference.
Do I just reverse wires to light ?
( looking for easy answer )
 Undecided
Thanks Chris
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ChrisS

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 11:37:01 PM »

Turn the decoder around
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Chris G

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 12:02:15 AM »

Dont understand ?
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 01:20:44 AM »

I think the other Chris was Joking, or is thinking the plug is backwards but you don't have a plug

I think you need to switch the wires on the motor.

The Common "Blue" does not Change polarity with the direction of the motor/decoder so if you just switch the LED wires around you will end up with no light. 

or if your decoder has a white and a yellow wire which ever one you have connected to the head light, disconnect it and connect the other,

NM-Jeff
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Chris G

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 01:31:43 AM »

Jeff,
Makes sense will give it a go.
Thanks for response.
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NarrowMinded


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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 09:56:19 PM »

Your welcome Chris.

Let me know how it turns out.

NM-Jeff
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