View Full Version : Changing dash/interior lights
02-21-2009, 08:54 PM
I replaced all the dash lights with LED's from superbrightleds.com
I used the WLED-x6 LED blue. It was pretty easy. You just have to reach up under the dash and remove the black bulb holder, and swap the bulbs. The big ones take 2 bulbs the small ones only 1.
02-21-2009, 09:57 PM
Chilly - So this is a direct swap? No modification required? Just buy the bulb, remove the old, and replace? This I can do! Pretty nice. Thanks. - Deerfield
02-22-2009, 05:07 PM
The part number for superbrightleds.com is WLED-x6 LED. I was able to do all the gauges except PP and our depth finder because it was already built in. I did take out one of the gauges because originally I was going to rearrange them, but that involved cutting wires and splicing them back together so I decided against it. I did the rest by just using a pair of tiny pliers the grab the back of the bulb housing. Its just a twist and pull. You have to be a contortionist to get to them but it can be done.
02-22-2009, 05:10 PM
I did add some other accent lights to replace the courtesy lights in the rear. I also added two lights up front and two lights over the speakers in the rear. I'll try to get some better pictures later
02-26-2009, 11:33 PM
Well orderd my led's got them in today and installed them alot easier thnan i thought thanks for the tip !
03-04-2009, 04:41 PM
To answer a few questions here are the other two lights I used to do the accent lighting on the boat.
I used the round light to replace the courtesy lights in the back and I also add two toward the front of the bow as courtesy lights up front.
I used the black ones to shine down above the speakers and cup holders in the back. I wired them all into the courtesy light switch. They were super easy to install. On the interior I removed the courtesy lights in the back and just fit the round ones over the old hole. The power cord comes straight out of the middle of the back, and it already has 3m sticky adhesive attached. On the front ones I just used a counter sink bit to make the dimple in the fiberglass, maybe and 1/8 in diameter, then I took a regular drill bit that was just smaller than the dimple and drilled a tiny little hole. the cord is very thin and will fit in a tiny hole. The lights above the speakers I just fished the wire up behind the side cushions and used 2 sided tape to adhere to the back of the cushion. Very easy, no drilling. PM me if you have any specific questions
03-16-2009, 07:26 PM
Just ordered my dash light I will post a pic when I get done. Has anyone replaced their transom light with a blue led if so which bulb did you order for that. thanks for the help
03-22-2009, 01:15 AM
So the lights ... is it worth the money and time to install?
03-24-2009, 12:55 AM
It takes 30 minutes to install and about 28.00 for Led's LOOKS COOL
04-02-2009, 02:03 AM
I had one not working. I was tired so I'll replace it tomorrow.
04-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Did you try and pull the gauge all the way out of the dash and find it that way? I had to do a few of mine that way.
01-02-2010, 08:54 PM
I realize this thread is getting a bit old but I thought I'd post some pics after I installed my new courtesy/dash lights. Note that cameras and I do not get along so the photos are dead set ordinary. Thanks for posting this Chilly, the evening outings will have a great mood now with the increased lighting.
01-02-2010, 08:55 PM
01-02-2010, 11:16 PM
Aaroncat, how did you do the cup holders? What did you use and stuff like that?
01-03-2010, 12:03 AM
For the cup holders I used these (http://www.oznium.com/prewired-superflux). These were on another thread here but I can't find it right now. If I do manage to find it I will link you to it.
They come rigged with a resistor already inline so that they can be wired up to 12V DC (i.e. the main battery) without having to do anything special. I just T'd into the courtesy lights using these (http://www.thechandleryonline.com/assets/product_images/113_A42230615.jpg) t-splice connectors that you can get at any auto parts or hardware store.
These particular LED's sit perfectly on top of the drain hole on my 2009 Outback V cup holders without having to actually fix them to anything. I just popped the wires down through the hole T'd them into the courtesy lights and was done.
01-03-2010, 12:09 AM
The thread that I was referring to is here (http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=7567&highlight=flux&page=2). Theres a pretty good pic on the 2nd page by ian_ashton of the LED just sitting there in the cup holder.
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