Getting Started: v5 LED Sequencer

How they work:

These units require 12v power/ground to operate. Typically, sequencer power is wired into fused constant 12v on the vehicle so various functions work when the car is off (like turn signals for hazards or show mode). The inputs for various sequencer functions are 12v, and the outputs to control the LEDs operate on the ground.

If you ordered your sequencers pre-programmed; on headlight programming: switchback is enabled, and brake input is disabled. On taillight programming: switchback is disabled, running lights run at “dim” setting, and brake input is enabled.

  • 12v – Connect this to 12v that is constantly powered
  • Gnd – Connect this to any vehicle grouund
  • In1 – Brake signal 12v input
  • In2 – Turn signal 12v input
  • In3 – Show mode 12v input
  • In4 – Startup/Shutdown accessory signal 12v input
    • Alternatively can function as a secondary show mode 12v input
  • In5 – Parking/running lights signal input
What you need:

Soldering iron, solder, 3rd hand (optional), 22-26 gauge wire, LEDs/LED arrays within tolerances, 12v switch (wired or wireless) to activate show mode, add-a-fuses to power boards and car on/off function (fuse style to match your car), grounding strap (highly recommended to minimize potential damage to output channels from static charge)

Installation Overview:
  1. Download and review the User Manual (this is important to understand the maximum tolerances this board can handle)
  2.  Solder grounds of LEDs/LED arrays to the ground outputs on the sequencer
  3. Solder main power/main ground/inputs to operate the board
  4. Activate various 12v inputs to test functions
    1. If your unit does nothing, it may be blank and need programming
  5. To re-program the unit, you will need a Pickit3 to interface with the programming pins (identified in the user manual)
    1. You optionally can extend the programming pins out of the housing to re-program the boards later
Video tutorials:

LED Sequencer wiring tutorial

On-car wiring explanation

Reprogram via 6 pin header

Via USB type B

USB type B connector