Spreader lights

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I am in the process of buying a 2005 228 seafarer with a hard top.
The speaker lights are mounted on the hard top. The person I am buying boat from doesn’t know how to turn on the spreader lights.
Can anyone offer some assistance?
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On most GWs the spreader is turned on by the switch on the dome light in the cabin. One side does the dome light and the other side the spreaders
 

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On most GWs the spreader is turned on by the switch on the dome light in the cabin. One side does the dome light and the other side the spreaders
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I have a 2007 Seafarer and agree with PTracey. Mine is located beneath the two overhead storage compartments over the helm.
 

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Yes my switch is over the helm. Under the elec. box.
 

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On my 1997 268 Islander there are two switches on the dome light. The dome light switch . Off - dome light WHITE on - off - dome light RED on. The other switch is for the spreader lights Off - On.

The switch frequently burns up under the load of regular spreader lights. Higher amperage switches are available from Digit-Key. I would suggest going to LED spreader lights too.

My spreader light switch went out too. I found them at DigiKey.com - great price - order a couple of them for spares. Same vendor part that OEM used.

512PB-ND $1.94 Spreader light switch (SPST 10 amp)
522PB-ND $2.52 Dome light switch (SPDT 2 amp) << Digit-Key shows this as a $12.00 part but its incorrect.
 
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Hookup, Thanks for posting the switch info because I have been searching for that for a long time. When you ordered "522PB-ND $2.52 Dome light switch (SPDT 2 amp) << Digit-Key shows this as a $12.00 part but its incorrect." how did you get the correct pricing? The higher price remained in my cart all of the way to checkout. When I called DigiKey, they said the $12 price is accurate.
 

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Hookup, Thanks for posting the switch info because I have been searching for that for a long time. When you ordered "522PB-ND $2.52 Dome light switch (SPDT 2 amp) << Digit-Key shows this as a $12.00 part but its incorrect." how did you get the correct pricing? The higher price remained in my cart all of the way to checkout. When I called DigiKey, they said the $12 price is accurate.
Tell them you bought it before for under three dollars! I paid the lesser price a few years ago. If you only need one or two go for it. You may be able to use mfg part number off Dici-Key site to find it but it may not be worth the trouble.

The spreader switch is a big win though.
 

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When mine went out I re-wired it down to one of the open Acc switches on the main panel.