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Old 06-25-2020, 03:45 AM   #21
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Thanks so much for sharing! Great idea and it is very useful for me. However, I don't know how to install it. Is anyone can give me some suggestions?
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Thanks so much for sharing! Great idea and it is very useful for me. However, I don't know how to install it. Is anyone can give me some suggestions?


Stephen. Read all of the posts on this thread. I posted some specific instructions and a photo of the dimmer switch I used. You would need some basic wiring skills, tools and a multimeter
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:35 PM   #23
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Plenty of room behind the switch. See photos of my instillation
Did you need to add a piece of plastic to mount it to the original switch plate.


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How about an on/off switch on the porch light fixture? I had this in my old trailer. It was an RV grade 12V DC fixture with a small on/off rocker switch.

Or if you are handy, drill a small hole in the porch fixture and install a little on/off switch. This is probably more of a direct solution rather than trying to find an oval shaped RV fixture with a switch.

Then you can just leave the wires alone and change one fixture or wire in the switch to the 2 wires that go into the porch light. You would still have access to having them all on or turn off the porch light and have the awning and handle lit up.
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The on/off switch would work, but I have to say being able to dim the outside lights adds another level of cool to the Nest and is great when sitting outside at night.
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It has been a while now, but as I recall, I did have to fabricate an interface mounting piece I made out of a scrap of high black high density polyethylene, but still used the original mounting plate so it all looks original. I did post a photo of the final install.
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It has been a while now, but as I recall, I did have to fabricate an interface mounting piece I made out of a scrap of high black high density polyethylene, but still used the original mounting plate so it all looks original. I did post a photo of the final install.
For those that have not done anything yet I found this on eBay. Airstream dealer wanted $100. 513178 - Switch panel, Backlit LED digital dimmer. Could not get the link to work but this is the Airstream part # and you can do a search that will bring you to the spot on eBay. Around $45
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https://www.ebay.com/p/1553693476?iid=352571219410

The brand of the switch is ELLO-ITC and their part # is 2130-BKBNBK for black and 21030-WHWH for white. This link works.
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