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Old 04-08-2015, 08:33 AM
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LED interior light setup

I'm going to install some LED's in my Prostar. My 99' mode has 3 acc switches on the dash not being used. I plan to install a heater later on using on of these switches but would like to use one for the lights now, maybe two switches controlling different colors. (One white set one blue).

How or where do I find wiring diagrams/directions to use these factory switches?

Any suggestions on types of LED's or how to setup?

Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:44 AM
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I ran mine to a heated seat switch that was not being used. pretty simple and just used a multi-meter to go across switch and ran my own small wires to each set of lights. I went cheap and used ebay for the light strips just to make sure i liked them, will be adding nicer ones this summer. gives the boat a nice glow and is fun at night. hopefully the pictures attached and if needed ill snap a few of the switch.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:07 AM
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I used the switch but only went with one color. This pattern might make sense. I bought an under-car kit with (2) 36" LED strips (floor gaps), (2) 48" LED strips (side pockets) and an add on 24" for under the dash. Also, dont forget the LED Speaker rings and cupholder rings.

SGoyal on here makes speaker and cupholder rings you may want to consider.

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:27 AM
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I'm going to install some LED's in my Prostar. My 99' mode has 3 acc switches on the dash not being used. I plan to install a heater later on using on of these switches but would like to use one for the lights now, maybe two switches controlling different colors. (One white set one blue).

How or where do I find wiring diagrams/directions to use these factory switches?

Any suggestions on types of LED's or how to setup?

Thanks!
The wires are all labelled at the end like Acc1,etc. If not let me know and I will get the colors for each on mine.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:59 PM
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I ran mine to a heated seat switch that was not being used. pretty simple and just used a multi-meter to go across switch and ran my own small wires to each set of lights. I went cheap and used ebay for the light strips just to make sure i liked them, will be adding nicer ones this summer. gives the boat a nice glow and is fun at night. hopefully the pictures attached and if needed ill snap a few of the switch.
Your set up looks great! I did want to comment on your ballast pumps though. Your pump on the port side is mounted upside-down. As you may know this will result in a premature death. Gravity is your enemy with the pump head above the motor.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:34 PM
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I just replaced my courtesy lights (added 4 more around the cockpit) with LED's and spliced into their wires for locker, engine compartment, speaker and cup holder LED's. They all are controlled by the courtesy light switch. Works great.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:46 AM
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Check out the Kicker KM65 line up of speakers with the LED multicolor lights built in. Optional light controller is available for ultimate control of light output/colors/settings. Sell for about 250. for 2 pairs for the base model on online auctions. I need new speakers so I am going to try these instead of the LED light rings. I can only find one dealer that sells the 3" light rings for cup holders in the older Mastercrafts with the 3" Beckson drink holders. Bullet Lines sells them for 24.95. If you like them frosted instead of clear just give them a light sanding.
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