280 Sundancer 2003 Cabin Replacement Light Bulbs

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  1. Nauti Landman

    Nauti Landman New Member

    14
    Jan 23, 2023
    Charleston, WV
    280 Sundancer 2003
    MerCruiser 496 MAG w/Bravo III Drive
    I'm looking to replace all my 12v 10w cabin reading lamp light bulbs with new LEDs on my 2003 280 Sundancer. The bulbs I have now are the bi-pin/bi-prong type - I think they are halogen and get really hot - part number 858886 (I think). I'm looking to keep close to the brightness & feel of the existing light as I will be using them mostly for reading. Does anyone know where I can buy the new LEDs and what information is needed when ordering them, i.e., part number, lumens(?), etc. Thanks.
     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I've had great luck with the LED's you can buy from Amazon (ie wicked cheap).

    I'm a much bigger fan of 4000k color but you can also get 3000 in the link below. 3000 would be a good match to OEM.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09FFFRBCY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
     
  3. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
  4. Nauti Landman

    Nauti Landman New Member

    14
    Jan 23, 2023
    Charleston, WV
    280 Sundancer 2003
    MerCruiser 496 MAG w/Bravo III Drive
    Thanks! New to site so hope this reply is correctly done.
     
  5. Nauti Landman

    Nauti Landman New Member

    14
    Jan 23, 2023
    Charleston, WV
    280 Sundancer 2003
    MerCruiser 496 MAG w/Bravo III Drive
  6. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    G4 is exactly correct for the base. I have used versions of both from Amazon on 2 different boats with no issues at all.

    Bennett
     
  7. Scott215

    Scott215 Active Member

    233
    Jun 4, 2022
    2006 215 weekender 5.0 mpi
    5.0 mpi alpha 1 gen 2
    How do those LEDs fit into the base of the light I have a 215 weekend or 2006 I want to change all three of mine to LED
     
  8. Nauti Landman

    Nauti Landman New Member

    14
    Jan 23, 2023
    Charleston, WV
    280 Sundancer 2003
    MerCruiser 496 MAG w/Bravo III Drive
    Thanks
     
  9. Nauti Landman

    Nauti Landman New Member

    14
    Jan 23, 2023
    Charleston, WV
    280 Sundancer 2003
    MerCruiser 496 MAG w/Bravo III Drive
  10. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    If they have the pins, it's just a press fit

    Check the base on your current ones first because there's also this type that won't fit where the pins go

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  11. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    You shouldn't have to do any wiring and they should be much lower current draw than the OEM incandescent. Pull out old bulb, insert new bulb, be done. Aside from some fit issues with certain fixtures it's really a very simple upgrade.
     
  12. Scott215

    Scott215 Active Member

    233
    Jun 4, 2022
    2006 215 weekender 5.0 mpi
    5.0 mpi alpha 1 gen 2
    10 4 as soon as I unwrap it I will, thanks
     
  13. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    1998 370 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI
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  14. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    I replaced all the interior light bulbs in my 280 with LEDs from this place. Very satisfied. Going to do the arch lights next.
     

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