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Dimmed my Dogg

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by brg, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    As many people have posted on here, the light in the controller is very bright. I know a lot of people just covered it with tape, but I wanted it to look normal, I just didn't want it that bright.

    So today I took the controller apart to see what I could do. It comes apart real easy with just two phillips screws. Once apart, I could see there was no changing the bulbs, as there are three very tiny but bright LEDs(?) soldered onto the circuit board. I decided the best thing to do would be to block some of the light. I took a piece of regular copier paper (about 1/2" x 1/2") and colored it green with a highlighter (my dash lights are green so i decided to match them). I then taped the paper to the back of the panel right behind the Snowdogg with clear tape. I put it back together, then waited for it to get dark. Now it glows green, and it is just the right brightness. You could use any color of course, or just use the paper without coloring it to keep it white.
  2. BMAN1

    BMAN1 Member
    Messages: 93

    Would a green sharpie to the back of that Dogg do the same thing?
  3. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    I bet it would. I just didn't have one, and the highlighter wouldn't stick to the plastic.
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Those new ones are really bright. Mine is blue and not bad at all. Pretty neat fix though!