Cabin light bulb replacement

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by Aguyindallas, May 23, 2017.

  1. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
    Anybody have any tips on how you replace the bulb in this type of housing? [​IMG]


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  2. Mittens

    Mittens Member

    365
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    I replaced them all on my 340. AC and DC mains, all the projector reading, and bathroom lights.

    also the cockpit floor, and arch lights, and the storage locker on the platform. Nav lights red and greena nd anchor/running.
     
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  3. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
    I'm almost done with replacing everything to LED....but I can't figure out how to get these apart to access the bulbs.


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  4. searay495

    searay495 Member

    333
    May 26, 2008
    Long Island Sound
    2006 380 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V drives
    8.1 Horizons
    Pretty sure you pull the light out of the ceiling from the outside ring. On my boat it was in pretty tight and I needed to start the separation from the ceiling with a flat head screwdriver, but be careful of the material on the ceiling. Once out you can access the bulb.
     
  5. alnav

    alnav Member GOLD Sponsor

    768
    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
    Agree on pulling them out by the outer ring. If they are the fixtures I think they are, they are held in by pretty strong springed clips. Watch out for those as you pull them out because if they catch one of your fingers it will really smart as I have found out the hard way more than once.
     
  6. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
    Thank you folks...that worked. Quite a bit of force to get them out, but it worked.


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  7. Aguyindallas

    Aguyindallas New Member

    108
    Apr 11, 2012
    Lake Lewisville Texas
    2004 320 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc with BIII
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  8. DocPete

    DocPete New Member

    1
    Oct 28, 2017
    Sundancer 310
    I/O Bravo III
    What are the AC and DC bulb types?
    Thanks
     
  9. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    My overhead fixtures look like the same ones and they take G4 2 pin 12 volt bulbs. I got warm white ones from Amazon for a good price and they work great.
    Use a plastic scraper to get them started. The pull down points are 90 degrees off from the swivel points.
    Once you do the first one and get the hang of it the rest will go quickly.
     

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