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Tired of not knowing where your dash switches are? This kit uses two waterproof 5050 LEDs on a flexible board to backlight the 4 mode switches and the rotary heater controls. Plug and play installation. LED color is a 'cool white' which matches the OEM switch backlighting color.
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After I received these lights, I installed them exactly as indicated in the instructions. Rode for several months, apparently never after dark, until last night.
After starting the bike in dead darkness (took me a minute to find the key hole, but that's a different story), I turned into the street and was immediately startled by what appeared to be a set of headlights immediately in front of me.
Turns out, I was looking at the (very bright) reflection of the dash lights in my (Show chrome) windshield. The remained of the 30 minute ride was miserable, having to hold my head at angle off to the side to avoid the glare in the windshield.
After I got home, I looked at the four previous reviews for these dash lights, and low and behold, one reviewer noted the same issue with an aftermarket windshield.
For the record, the reflections are from the light that shines up between the buttons, not from around the thumb wheels. If the LED lights were mounted facing towards the rear (thumb wheels) instead of upwards (between the buttons), this might resolve the problem.
I was disappointed with the way this works. As mentioned in the other reviews, it only puts a light on in the center between the buttons, one light between the two on the left and another between the two on the right as well as near the heating control dials for the seat and grip heaters. It does show where they are but not what they are. That being said they are not terribly expensive and I'll get used to them.
Ordered this along with a couple of other things from EC which worked great. However, although this does only provide a light between the wheels and buttons, that was fine with me. What was a problem for me,(being 6'4" on a 2012)it would not work with my Tulsa windshield. It looked like headlights coming at me. Lol... It will probably work fine if you have a stock windshield or a shorter one. I know what wheel does what, and I know what button does what, so just being a light between them was okay for me.
the lights were fairly easy to put in and are truly plug and play but if you really want to light up your switches, this won't do it. It puts the light between the switches and the little wheels for the heated seat and grips. If you don't know which switch does what, then this kit won't help.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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