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    Hello all,

    I have a pair of V5 Loksound Select Direct Micros for use in my Atlas GP38-2s and I am at a loss on how to configure the onboard SMD LEDs to be front/rear headlights. I read that they are Aux 1/2 and when I enable F6 (iirc) they are both on.

    I have never had a ESU decoder and the function configuration in Decoder Pro is a bit confusing. I also did a bit of searching but I was not able to find anything. I plan to sit down and dig into how to use the function maps but sadly I have limited time for modeling over the next few weeks.

    Loksound Select Direct Micro folks, how can I configure the decoder to use the SMD LEDs as front and rear headlights?
    Preferably with Decoder Pro.Thanks!

    ** updated because I use the Direct Micro one
    Will
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    Those are configured to be the front and rear ditch lights. Why don't you solder the included LEDs to the pads for the front and rear lights?

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    Sadly they wont fit with capacitors in the light box and a speaker box on the rear (already tried).

    I'm doing a build based off this thread:
    https://www.therailwire.net/forum/in...?topic=44479.0

    Someone asked how to program the lights but there was no response.

    I could use wired 402s but would prefer the onboard ones.

    Thanks!
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    The LEDs are too dark to effectively be used as headlights.

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    They're plenty bright for front/rear lights in a GP38-2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalup View Post
    They're plenty bright for front/rear lights in a GP38-2.
    Depends on frame mods, I guess. I've installed a 73100 in a GP38-2 and, whilst the rear onboard is acceptable, adding in an SMD for the front lights is now on my to-do list. As for configuring the LEDs... I don't know how helpful the following two images will be but it's how my GP38 is set up. The images are from LokProgrammer but the JMRI screens should be roughly similar.

    Sam

    Outputs.jpgMapping.jpg

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    Thanks @samusi01 that got it for me.

    I've attached my JMRI for future reference. I swear I tried this but I guess not

    Now to fix my ditch lights
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    Sounds like you’ve got some soldering in your future! The tiny pads on the 73100 always make me a bit nervous.

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    I'm not a fan at how close they are to other bits attached to the board.

    I managed to get my lights installed, with a resistor, and for some reason when its 'off' they still have a bit of power and are very dim, 'on' they're plenty bright.

    Any idea what that could be? I do have the v5s and really hope its not some sort of board issue.
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    Haven't the foggiest, unfortuantely. I've not yet worked with any v5s and almost all of my LokSound are 73100/73199 (I've only three that aren't that form factor). I don't recall if any of them display this 'never-off' feature or not. The only troubleshooting thing I can think of is perhaps there is a setting that is allowing them to remain illuminated. Have you set them to be dimmable and if so, does that feature work? Next step might be the folks at TRW, the Yahoo ESU group, or ESU itself.

    Sam

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