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Savannahsmoker
12-21-2010, 10:16 PM
Decided to add a light to indicate when the auger was running because setting the P-Setting and also for troubleshooting.
Went to Radio Shack and purchase some Molex connectors and a miniature lamp with a holder.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/Traeger/Modifications/IMG_2482-1.jpg

Made a spice, removed controller, disconnected a molex connector between controller and auger, plugged in my splice, drilled a hole for the lamp, ran the wires to the lamp and soldered, installed the lamp and reinstalled the controller.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/Traeger/Modifications/IMG_3527-1.jpg

Fired up the Traeger and the red lamp indicated auger was running.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/Traeger/Modifications/IMG_2483-2.jpg

I set the controller to 225 , after normal start up, and at 225 indicated the lamp went out. I was a little late in getting the picture sorry.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/Traeger/Modifications/IMG_2486-1.jpg

Took me about an hour and a half and I still wonder why Traeger did not do it for me.

SmokyOkie
12-21-2010, 10:52 PM
Pretty cool.

What is the thing about and to the right of the light?

Joneser
12-22-2010, 07:47 AM
That's a cool mod. I'll bet it's pretty helpful.

Butt Lover's
12-22-2010, 08:21 AM
That's a great idea.

BigAL
12-22-2010, 09:01 AM
Good idea.

While it's run'n, throw some meat on that thing!:tap: I'm hungry!

:msn-wink:

Vermin99
12-22-2010, 10:26 AM
Great idea!

Savannahsmoker
12-22-2010, 08:08 PM
Pretty cool.

What is the thing about and to the right of the light?

That is use to adjust the P-Setting on the new controllers. P-setting is the time between feeding pellets

SmokyOkie
12-22-2010, 10:04 PM
That is use to adjust the P-Setting on the new controllers. P-setting is the time between feeding pellets

The thing that looks like a swizzle stich sitting in black duct tape? How do you use it?

Savannahsmoker
12-22-2010, 11:13 PM
The thing that looks like a swizzle stich sitting in black duct tape? How do you use it?

You are right SmokyOkie because it came from my wife’s Mohoto. It is used by placing it in the hole next to the digital readout and adjust the P-Setting.