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Old     (reconabe)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-29-2009, 9:49 PM Reply   
Currently have an 08 VLX. I want to run some transom LED's. What do I use for my power source? Do you run them on a separate cicuit to the battery and put in additional switches, or do you tie into the power somewhere else? Is there a tutorial or step by step instructions floating around in cyber space on how to do a simple install? I was thinking of putting in 1 or 2 light clusters on either side of the transom. If you have installed LEDs yourself which did you purchase and from where? is there a kit I could buy. I dont want to pay someone to do it, I really want to do the project myself. thanks
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-30-2009, 12:28 AM Reply   
My Vride had a couple of unused AUX switches in the dash already. I just had to run some wire from them to the breaker box under the throttle, then to the LEDs in the transom & to a ground.

It might be a whole new game with the new MUX switches though.
Old     (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-30-2009, 6:33 AM Reply   
it is a whole new game with the new switches. I am pretty sure that to wire into the dash you have to take it to dealer to get the schematics to do so. I think the easiest way would be to splice into existing led circuit already on the boat.
Old     (cptsupra)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-04-2009, 2:11 AM Reply   
I did the same as Bill. Although not on a Malibu. The trickiest part was getting to the spare switch terminals. From there, I ran wire to the engine compartment to a fuse bus that allows future expansion of other LED upgrades. I got the wire, crimp connects and marine fuse bus from boaters world for minimal price. I all ready had the soldering kit for extra strong crimp reinforcement. Drilling the holes in the transom ended up being much less of a problem than i thought. One lesson learned. Before sealing fixture with 3m 4200 sealant, mask every area to protect from oversqueeze and smearing. When they say "fast cure" they mean it. Hope the experience of a true amateur helps.
Old     (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-04-2009, 4:13 AM Reply   
Abe you can also do a search on here, there are a lot of good threads in the archives. This one has a lot of good info.


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