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Whelen LINZ6 scan lock help

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by RobbieB, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I had 4 of these lightheads put in my grill, 05 Superduty, one on each side of the grill and two along the top. I had the guy who installed them wire the sync wires for the sides together and the two top ones together. It says to apply 12v for less than a second to choose the pattern but you have 69 patterns. How do you view all the patterns, just keep tapping the white/violet to 12v for less than a second 69 times?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  2. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    yup its a pain
     
  3. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    That is the way though?
     
  4. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    true it is a pain
     
  5. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I think the guy hooked them up and powered them up one at a time because while sync wires are attached the two top ones will flash together but the two side heads flash different patterns. I think in the morning I will attach the white/violet wire to 12v and set them back to default and start on my own. This guy also installed my upfitter switches and wiring and used switch 1 to fire the front strobes and switch 2 to fire my rear hideaways. Now the lights around my headlight switch and one of my tach lights don't work! I smacked the dash a few times and the headlight switch lights came on but no tach.
     
  6. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    I always leave the sync wires hooked all together. and keep the pattern change wires separate to change the pattern separately.
     
  7. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    If you hook all the sync wires together then can you still change the pattern seperately? I would think that by doing that they will all follow the same pattern no matter which scanlock wire you use.
     
  8. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    no, sync has no effect on pattern....syn only alternates the lightheads you have tied together...

    each pattern has a A or B phase...thats how you make them alternate....

    light one----pattern 42 PHASE 1
    light two ---pattern 42 PHASE 2...

    now these 2 lights above will flash the same pattern randomly until you sync them.....then they alternate...

    dig?
     
  9. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Thats how to do it. Just keep touching the wires together.