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PostSubject: interior light with manual switch   Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:25 pm

Anyone can tell me where I could buy one of those lights with a manual switch? I suppose it would be easier to remove the lightbulb and forget about the light. I do just that when the battery is being charged.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:32 pm

Hi,
Here is a thread to the light switch assembly. I was thinking of getting one for my swing. You have Dan Spevack to thank for this find on this and the fine picture.

http://www.bernardiparts.com/Honda-LIGHT-ASSY-TRUNK-ROOM__34260-SH3-004.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:49 pm

sutak wrote:
Anyone can tell me where I could buy one of those lights with a manual switch? I suppose it would be easier to remove the lightbulb and forget about the light. I do just that when the battery is being charged.

I originally slide the bulb completely to one side to prevent bulb usage.
Then I switched to the the light below ( http://silverwing.org/cgi-bin/topic_show.pl?pid=3557#pid3557 )

I now keep my my Fenix L2D Q5 (Christ-mas gift from my son) in my left glove box on the right bottom side and it always remains in the same position ... so another alternative is to carry a flashlight which would be helpful for other emergencies.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:16 pm

Hi from "Old Dave" in Western Nebraska
You need a Honda Trunk Light #34260-SH3-004 1994-2001 Acura Integra 3 Door Hatch Back. It comes with the switch and you can go to your local Honda Car dealer and order this for around $28.00 u.s.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:59 am

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Hi from "Old Dave" in Western Nebraska
You need a Honda Trunk Light #34260-SH3-004 1994-2001 Acura Integra 3 Door Hatch Back. It comes with the switch and you can go to your local Honda Car dealer and order this for around $28.00 u.s.

I just finished this mod and the Honda part cited above works great. It cost me CDN $21 from the local Honda car dealer and it is truly a plug and play swap.

Took all of 1 minute to complete.

Thanks for posting this up. ~ sonuvabug ~
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:20 am

It took me much longer than a minute. The Honda light casing appears to be the same size as the original - but it just didn't want to go in. I finally got it, though, and I'm really happy with it.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:21 am

This is a good topic to BUMP.

Do a little shopping with this Honda part number and find the best deal on the part and shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:46 am

Dang, you mean I have a light under the seat? Previous owner must have removed the bulb if I do. I'd go out to shed to look but its just too cold this morning.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:59 am

Ooh! I want to do this to mine!
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:07 am

ulflyer wrote:
Dang, you mean I have a light under the seat?

rolling laughter rolling laughter rolling laughter
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:37 pm

Waspie: Just figured the SW was so retro it never had a light put under there. Besides, that little hole ain't big enuf to need a light.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:48 pm

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Waspie: Besides, that little hole ain't big enuf to need a light.

I disagree, ulflyer. I really enjoy having a switchable Honda dome light there. Especially at night when I'm donning my helmet in a dark parking lot. That little bit of light is certainly welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:18 pm

Mark; you need a light to put your helmet on?

Just yanking your chain a bit, same as I was above in reply to Waspie. I know they can be useful.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:30 pm

MarkB wrote:
ulflyer wrote:
Waspie: Besides, that little hole ain't big enuf to need a light.

I disagree, ulflyer. I really enjoy having a switchable Honda dome light there. Especially at night when I'm donning my helmet in a dark parking lot. That little bit of light is certainly welcome.

Why not just start the engine and warm it up whilst donning helmet? Loads of light then from the main beam!!
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:53 pm

Aw come on now Doug! You mean these things have headlights too???
Guess I'll have to stay up one evening after dark so I can see how they work. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:30 am

Ted, I opted for the braille version of the 'Wing' Stealthy, no need for lights!!! Comes with free retractible white stick!!!!! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:03 am

Might aught to patent that!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:15 am

I had a job as a skywriter once, but they fired me for writing in the wrong language......






























I was writing in braille.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:26 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing Very good Dan!
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi All,

Bob just popped in the manual interior trunk light. Very simple.

Thank's to this forum and post it went very smoothly.

I will rest easy knowing I should not have a dead battery by forgetting to close the trunk all the way. I was lucky enough to spare myself that headache. There were times I thought I closed it all the way and I didn't.
Pure luck that I caught it in time. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:25 pm

Hi Cathy,

I sure agree with you. This light is easy to install and it's sure nice to be able to turn the light off with the flick of a switch. I just wish Honda would have thought about installing these when they designed this scooter.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:13 pm

Hi Dennis,

That would make a lot more sense to have a manual switch. To bad they don't seem to read these forums. They could make some simple positive changes.

How's your bike coming along?

Cathy
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:29 pm

Hi Cathy,

Got Blue Jay taken apart right now. Doing a mod to it that alot of folks might want to do once they see it. Yes, pictures will follow in a few days.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:38 pm

Can't wait to see the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:46 am

DennisB wrote:
Hi Cathy,

Got Blue Jay taken apart right now. Doing a mod to it that alot of folks might want to do once they see it. Yes, pictures will follow in a few days.

Cast just like a good fisherman!!!!

You now have us dangling Dennis!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:06 am

Got the light and did this to mine finally.
After a week's wait for the part, installation was about 45 seconds.
I had been running with the lamp pulled but its nice to have the option of light at the flick of a switch.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Wed May 16, 2012 11:56 am

I also jumped in and completed the interior light modification - part cost around $30 with tax and also waited about a week to get it.

It took a little longer than "Fiddler's" installation but part of that was finding the correct size screwdriver to pop it out - unplug/replug the connector and pop the new one in place - perfect fit and now let there be light!

I also realize by posting this that will be opening myself to good natured comments from the group but what the heck I have big shoulders. Smile

Just realized that I have now brought the Silverwing up to the level of my wife's former Yamaha Morphous which came with a light and switch - kind of funny.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Wed May 16, 2012 8:27 pm

Bigbird,

I guess putting in an LED makes some sense but my SW is a 2002 and being old it doesn't know the difference - I'm just happy to have it there and thereby don't half to search for that cheep flashlight that never wants to be found. Laughing

Maybe I will change it some day but for now on to other more important things like my horn - that is another subject.

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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Wed May 16, 2012 11:30 pm

Bigbird,

I have the standard horn but have a Screeming Banshee in the box waiting to be installed - feel the need to have vehicles hear my horn when it is appropriate to use it. My Burgy friend has already installed his and will lend me his expertise after I pull off the plastic - without ABS I should be able to place the horn between the forks - when it is completed will post my comments.

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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Sun May 20, 2012 8:18 am

After killing the ridiculously expensive battery I finally installed the Acura switched light. It truly is a 30 second swap. That said, I'm bringing up this topic because my local Acura dealer had to get it from the California warehouse and it was the only one stateside, according to his computer. Anyone considering this light should go ahead and pull the trigger; it was OEM for a 1994 Integra and may not be available much longer.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon May 21, 2012 12:32 pm

I think the best advice i got when i first joined this Forum, was, " take out the interior light bulb". One morning the bike would not start and the battery was completely dead, reason , the seat had not been closed fully, and the light had flattened the battery. After two years i have never needed a light under the seat and certainly don't need one,but maybe other people do.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon May 21, 2012 12:52 pm

I bought a 3 quid multiple LED light and keep it under the seat, I can use it velcroed to the seat base, or move it to any position under the seat. It's also got a magnet and a hook so I can use it off the bike as an inspection light or inside a tent. Out of the box full on display in the ironmongers where I bought it, I picked the only one that already had batteries fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon May 21, 2012 1:12 pm

There is no question that the light that is in the trunk is of limited use.
You can certainly keep a flashlight that has velcro, magnets, or even one that opens up into a headband that you can wear, available for use. A moveable light is certainly more versatile that a stationary one.

But I think it bothers many of us that a feature that came with the bike must be disabled. I paid for the feature and dammit I want it!

Although we are spending an additional $30 to get it working the way WE want it to, the $30 only hurts for a moment, and the feature works for the rest of the bike's life. Their is a certain satisfaction at having overcome a manufacturer's mistake.

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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon May 21, 2012 3:46 pm

Heres a cheaper alternative thats been working very well Smile

http://www.silverwing600.com/t4627-interior-light-with-auto-off
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon May 21, 2012 6:35 pm

Meldrew wrote:
I bought a 3 quid multiple LED light and keep it under the seat, I can use it velcroed to the seat base, or move it to any position under the seat. It's also got a magnet and a hook so I can use it off the bike as an inspection light or inside a tent. Out of the box full on display in the ironmongers where I bought it, I picked the only one that already had batteries fitted.
Meldrew, is this what you are talking about? This is what I got at Harbor Freight for $3.00
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon May 21, 2012 7:03 pm

That's a very similar light only mine is round, and the on/off switch is where your 3 side LEDs are. It's all you really need isn't it, and if Dr Pulley sold them they'd all want one. Wink After my earlier post, I've just gone and removed the bulb from the under seat light and covered the ends with tape, I'll put it back in position tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue May 22, 2012 2:34 pm

Model 28a, that is excatly like the one i have although, I've never used it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Tue May 22, 2012 3:43 pm

What I like is it uses 3 AAA batteries instead of those pesky button batteries.
One thing I have found out about led lights though is, if they start to get dim change the batteries or they will leek and ruin the light. I have lost two good lights due to leaking batteries.
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Wed May 23, 2012 12:03 pm

Thanks for the "heads up"model28a Smile
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PostSubject: Re: interior light with manual switch   Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:51 pm

hondapartscheap.com is where I purchased this:

34260-SH3-004

Took 5 minutes or less to swap and cost $32.00. PLUS it came with a bulb so I have an extra now too!!!
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