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So i had the dealer install the lighting kit for me and i'm not very happy with the way it works.
Previously when i didn't have the kit, i had 3 modes of lighting operation:

1. 4 way flashers
2. 4 way flashers + headlights
3. Headlights only

since the installation of the kit:

1. 4 way flashers
2. Headlights and forward light kit (no longer makes the lights flash)
3. Headlights and forward light kit

so basically i no longer have the ability to run the headlights and forward light kit along with the 4 ways at the same time, this concerns me as i got the lighting kit to use while i'm blowing the driveway, when i would want the 4 way flashers on as well.

Here's the question, is this normal or did the dealer screw this up?

Hopefully someone has had this kit installed on their 1023E/1026R and will be able to let me know how theirs works. Otherwise if this is normal operation, i'm going to bring another 12v source out back and use a switch, that way i get to keep my 4 ways and have all the lights on.

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Just a guess...

1. The installer simply forgot to wire it back the way it was, or did not know it was wired in the fashion you described (or did not care).

2. Perhaps adding the forward lights created too large of current draw to run all three sets (headlights, forward lights, flashers) at the same time, so the installer opted not to run the flashers and overload the circuit.


I agree with you that it would be desirable to have the flashers on with all the lights (Safety 1st). If the installer cites my guess #2 as the reason, then you probably will have to wire the flashers as another fused circuit.

DO NOT put in a bigger fuse and add it to the lighting circuit if guess #2 was the case, as you will pull to much current for the wire size, risking damage or fire!
 

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Hi Alex,

I have the aux light kit on my 1026r. Here is how it works on my tractor:

1. flashers only
2. Headlights only and flashers
3. Headlights, fender lights, and forward light kit - no flashers

Not sure if this is how it supposed to work, but that is how mine is wired to work. Let me know if this helps.

On a separate but related issue. I wonder if the fender lights will possibly
interfere with a cab enclosure. On my machine, in order to have the headlights and Light kit on - the fender lights also are on. Those fender
lights will find their way inside the cab enclosure and will light that enclosure up pretty good on the inside, making visibility difficult.

Dinomax


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Sounds like you'll have to ask the tech that did the work why he did it the way he did. There is no reason why they could not have isntalled a relay and used the existing switch to trigger the work lights in the position you desired to do so (sounds like #2 with headlamps and flashers). Im guessing they forgot to hook the flashers back up to the #2 selection because it is strange that the #2 and #3 you listed are the same.
 

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well, i stripped everything last night and wired it up the way i wanted it, now i have the aux. lights wired on a switch as well as my flashing top light. The rest of the lights work as they did originally, this way i can control whatever i want seperately. I also wired up 2 12v outlets on the tower for future use of a wiper on the cab and heater, i don't want the wiper or heater hardwired so this works out great. all 3 of these circuits are using factory unused 15A circuits, i've kept them at 15A as its sufficient for every one of the things wired up. I have everything fused as it should, every wire is run in proper sized loom and tiewraped as to not get in the way of anything or shafe, looks factory if i say so myself, even the light switch is on top of the factory one.

Light circuit - 2 x 55w lights + 25w flashing light
Heater circuit/12v outlet - 150w heater
Wiper circuit/12v outlet - wiper consumes 13w

so as you can see, now i have individual lighting control along with some extra circuits that i can use during the winter.

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At the dealership I work at we install the "kit" as it comes from Deere as per their instruction sheet. Period. In the case of the 1023e forward lighting kit, it plugs into the already existing harness at the rear of the tractor. plug and play. MOST all of the tractors already have provisions for common field installed options in the factory harness, so all you have to do is plug it in and go. Thats why, if you look your machines over closely, you will see many unused connectors.
 
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