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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Mathwiz View Post
Does it matter what direction the color bars are? (Sometimes it does with resistors)
It should not matter with a resistor...A diode has polarity...!!!
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But the easiest thing is to paint Wite-out or some fingernail polish on top of the led and the
bright led is muted to a comfortable level.

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On my 1800 C, I cut 2 squares of printer (copy) paper and placed them behind the blue lens- Just about perfect illumination at night.

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Hmm. How about a piece of window tint, cut into a circle and allied to the outside ... Pick your shade level.????
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This was a definite oversight on the part of the designer. There must not be any kind of diffusing lens over the LED. Most LED's are very directional and the light is concentrated to a small area. They do not have a wide viewing angle. It just so happens that when we look down, the LED light is in a direct line of sight. So anything that diffuses the light should work. I bet a piece of a ping pong ball cut out to fit the hole would work good.
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I covered the high beam tube on the inside with black tape and put a small pin hole in the tape so I still see the light but is not bright worked out real good for me thanks.
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Lightbulb High Beam indicator dimming with resistor.

Dimming the High Beam Indicator

Like myself, many of us get bother with the high beam indicator brightness, I read a lot of stuff about shoving some cotton on top or adding some tape or any other mean necessary to block the light.
Well the indicator is an LED so all we have to do is reduce the amount of current being supplied to the LED and that's all.

Hope this helps someone. FYI this is my first How To

Materials needed
1 kOhm resistor 1/4W
Heat shrink
Heat gun
Soldering Iron
Needle nose pliers
Wire cutters
Wire strippers

Remove the Headlight
Locate the connector

Locate the solid blue wire

Cut wire

Strip wire ends

Tin both ends of the blue wire and form a hook
Cut resistor leads and form a hook
Attach the wire hook with the resistor hook, place some flux and solder them

Insert a piece of Heat string look enough to cover the resistor and the bare wires
Repeat the other side with the hooks
Slide the heat shrink and heated using the heat gun ( be careful not to apply too much heat and melt the insulation of the wires )

Enjoy you dim high beam indicator



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