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Heated grip install question(s)

Hello, new here so I apologize if this is posted in the wrong place. I have a 2019 cub Cadet 2X 30 and ordered a set of heated grips for it. Upon arrival I noticed that the connector is of a different style than that on the snow blower and Cub cadet has gone to a flat 4 pin connector. So I figured that with a little modifications I could still use the grips. I pulled a male pin/wire from one of the extra adapters that came with the kit and stuck it in the flat 4 connector (which already has 3 hots and a ground, but only uses one hot and the ground on my model) After starting up and measuring the voltage at the connector I found that all 3 pins were outputting 15.5 VAC and when I metered it out at the LED headlights I found 18 volts DC. Assuming that heated grips are indeed run on DC, I then figured that I could just splice into the headlight harness and a quick test showed that yes, it will work, but then the two LED lights are being dragged down to an undesirable light level. My question is:

Would I be better served using the AC coming from the harness and run it through a rectifier?

If so, is there one that is recommended to use?

Would that load effect the LED lighting and drag it down as well? (because I would probably just not bother with the heated grips if so)

Thanks in advance

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