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Help with Defi racer gauge dimming violet wire doesnt work?
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Old 05-19-17, 05:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: Help with Defi racer gauge dimming violet wire doesnt work?

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Do your gauges dim incrementally with the dimmer? Or do they just have 2 modes - right and dim? I
Ask because I have defi advance BF and when I use the dimmer dial, they hit a point and dim, or hit a point and go bright, but that's it, they aren't matching the rest of the interior.
you can actually make the gauges match the gauge cluster

on the 3 button controller, the "fast forward" symbol (button all the way to the right) is also the dimm switch. So when the car is on and you press that button the defi gauges themselves dimm (up or down with the same button just keep clicking and it will cycle) to get them to match.

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Old 05-19-17, 05:23 AM   #12
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Default Re: Help with Defi racer gauge dimming violet wire doesnt work?

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you can actually make the gauges match the gauge cluster

on the 3 button controller, the "fast forward" symbol (button all the way to the right) is also the dimm switch. So when the car is on and you press that button the defi gauges themselves dimm (up or down with the same button just keep clicking and it will cycle) to get them to match.
I appreciate the info, that seems to be how they work. I read the manual and have searched the web, and it seems that the only way to adjust the dimmer is with the Defi controller. I'm really disappointing in Defi because I spent some serious money on what I thought were the best gauges, and they can't even dim with the car dimmer switch.
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Old 05-19-17, 06:53 AM   #13
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Default Re: Help with Defi racer gauge dimming violet wire doesnt work?

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Hey guys,

I have a Defi racer oil temp gauge that I have wired up. All works fine except for the dimming. I have read for days on this subject, originally I wired the defi white wire (illumination) to the illumination fuse via add-a-fuse. Did not dim.

Just got done removing the radio, wired the white defi wire to the solid violet wire on the back of the radio and still no dimming!

I see there is a "illumination wire" (violet) but in other diagrams there is a black/white (12v-) wire on the back of the radio for dimming... should I connect the white defi wire to the black/white wire??

For wiring purposes I have a 2017 Sti with HK/Nav.

Please help! Thank you!
I used a add a fuse on my defi racer illumination wire and tap it to the fuse box on driver's side labelled "7.5A ILM". Hope this helps.




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Old 05-19-17, 08:16 AM   #14
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Default Re: Help with Defi racer gauge dimming violet wire doesnt work?

Unfortunately no, my gauges do not dim with the dimming dial. They match the gauges when dimming is off and dim with them when the headlights turn on but they don't adjust with the dial.
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Old 05-19-17, 11:18 AM   #15
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I appreciate the info, that seems to be how they work. I read the manual and have searched the web, and it seems that the only way to adjust the dimmer is with the Defi controller. I'm really disappointing in Defi because I spent some serious money on what I thought were the best gauges, and they can't even dim with the car dimmer switch.
Gotcha now I understand.... and yes now come to think about it since you pointed this out WTF

I guess I never put 2+2 together and for $$ we paid it is lame we cant have one dimmer switch to rule them all!

but on the flip side it gives me a reason to actually push the buttons on the little controller. Since I obviously dont take advantage of 80% of all the extra stuff it probably does... not gonna lie I totally bought this just for the opening and closing sequence
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Old 05-19-17, 06:07 PM   #16
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Gotcha now I understand.... and yes now come to think about it since you pointed this out WTF

I guess I never put 2+2 together and for $$ we paid it is lame we cant have one dimmer switch to rule them all!

but on the flip side it gives me a reason to actually push the buttons on the little controller. Since I obviously dont take advantage of 80% of all the extra stuff it probably does... not gonna lie I totally bought this just for the opening and closing sequence
Haha, I'm there with you - doubt I'll ever use most of the functions, but I bought these because of the quality and to match the STI gauges. Also, I figured if I ever get to a point that I need all the capabilities that they have, I don't want to redo the install.
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Old 05-19-17, 09:33 PM   #17
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Default Re: Help with Defi racer gauge dimming violet wire doesnt work?

The CR and BF behaves differently too as BF has a day mode and night mode while the CR only has the orange mode and white red color combo mode both only works when headlights are on.

And yes the illumination can be adjusted if u do not have the ZD Advance digital gauge. If you do have the ZD everything is easier to configure or u can actually have the illumination on auto mode as the light sensor is on the ZD.

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