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How to remote control indoor lighting.

I found a cheap and easy way to remote control certain lighting (like for bookcases, glass display cases, accent lights, etc, without having to spend exorbitant amounts of money and can control (3) separate lights with (1) controller. The tip: Use a plug-n-play light controller that is usually used for Christmas lighting! The kits consist of (1) controller/transmitter and (3) receivers. Each receiver is labeled (A), (B) and (C). Just plug whatever light you wish to control into a receiver and plug that receiver into a wall outlet. Repeat for the other 2. The controller/transmitter has 3 buttons, 1 for the A, B and C receiver. Just a simple turn on/turn off. I bought a kit like this at Walmart for $20.00 and it's been great being able to turn on a nf off lights that were difficult to reach or a pain to run extension cords. You can also buy more kits on different frequencies, so as not to turn on/off items already setup. Cheap and easy to install. You'll be amazed at how many uses you can find for these.

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no interior lights on 1998 parkave fuse is good


Not normally does a body control module go bad, but it can happen. Even when your owners manual might tell you that a certain fuse goes to a certain switch or etc. it's always best to get a test light and check both sides of every fuse in the fuse blocks. Sometimes they will complete the circuit through another fuse. But test both sides of every fuse with a text light. This is cheap and easy insurance. And it doesn't take long at all. Make sure you do a fuse check with the key in every possible position. Some fuse will only test in key on, key start, acc, and etc. hope this helps. If you don't have a test light. They are very inexpensive at pretty much anywhere that sells fuses.

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I had a Sony remote that got dropped. Looked inside and found the circuit board broken. The ideal solution is to by a direct replacement--expensive. I had an amplifier remote with learning and lots of buttons. The cheapest ($10-$15) is to buy a universal remote, hopefully with a learning function in case you need to get more that just the numbers, volume, mute, and up/down. They may not know how to change source, TV/VCR, menu, etc. Most will know how to do Sony while many will not know off brands. -Ken

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my big tic display is dim


This sort of watch is usually best taken to bits by a jeweller - they have all the tools to take the backs off etc. without scratches. When lighting effects start to go bad, the battery is usually only to blame if the problem gets steadily worse. otherwise the suspect item is the light itself, probably an LED, or the circuit that is passing power to the light - the controller. It is still almost certainly worth trying to get the battery changed, that will solve most problems with a watch, so maybe you get lucky without spending too much. Hope this helps - please post again if not - also if you need us to find a jeweller near you post with your general area. :)

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