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RGB Side Illumination 2017 Q23 SW

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by Blueeyes, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Blueeyes

    Blueeyes Well-Known Member

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    Hello, Iv'e searched the forums to see if i Could find anything on this with no luck. I have a 2017 Q23 SW and put the RGB lighting for the speakers, cup holders, and it also illuminates under the swing back. My question is: I would like to add the side illumination for the pontoons. I looked under the boat and it looks like the "plug and play" may already be on the wiring harness. Does anyone know if a can just order the side lights and install them myself and if so would you know the part number? My hope is it already hooked up to my RGB controller. Thx,

    P.S. If this is not the correct forum to post this please let me know...
     

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    I can’t answer that sorry. But I bet your dealer service department can. Give them a try.
     
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    I’d hit the dealer up for the factory lights if the plugs are already there. That’s probably the easiest even if they’re a tick more money.
     
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    Blueeyes Well-Known Member

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    Had it in for service and they didn't seem to know...
     
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    That’s no good!!
     
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    They didn’t know? Yikes. If memory serves me right, I believe someone else posted that if you have the RGB set up that the hook ups for the side illumination are pre-installed because it part of the wiring set up (again, someone can correct me if I am wrong here). Seems it would be plug and play. Do you have a default toggle switch on your helm for side lights already? I only ask because that would be the other part of the equation. On my 2017 with the “whole light show” set up :D , including the side illumination lights, those ones are on a separate toggle switch from all my interior RGB lights. That said, I also am on an S-series, not a Q-series like you...
     
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    It works the same on a R series.
     
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    I bought these on Amazon. My last tritoon had similar ones that were non RGB (red only). They stuck well for 4 seasons. I had to buy a cheap power supply dimmer switch. That's it. The RGB ones were a little bit more to install. I used an unused accessory switch on the dash for power, ran lines under the boat to the back of the boat where the batteries are. I cut the wires after the 120v transformer and just ran 12v directly to the lights, since they are 12v.... On the 22SSBXP the rails have a perfect "down facing" surface that you can stick the lights to carefully that is just the right width for a 10mm strip light. These particular lights have multiple features that you can control from a phone app via bluetooth or just push the buttons of the 2 controllers that i mounted under the rear swing back seat to keep out of the weather (the lights are waterproof, im sure the controllers arent). I will probably have them in music mode most of the time (the lights react to the sound of the music through the mic in the controllers) and this will just come on when i hit the acc switch on the dash. Hope this helps. BTW I paid $66 for 2 sets of 16.5' RGB strips with controllers. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0798NG8KJ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  10. Blueeyes

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    Update, I was able to find the OEM part # and ordered them from my dealer. My ask is if anyone here has a Q with them from the factory could you please send some picks of were they are installed on your boat. Would prefer a 2017 as it looks like they changed the design and placement in 2018. Thx in advance.
     
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