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Introduction

Guides you in taking apart the Slimlighter Super-LED for maintenance or just pure curiousity :)

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Whelen Slimlighter Super-LED, use our service manual.

Image 1/2: Enough chatter, let's take it apart :) Image 2/2: Enough chatter, let's take it apart :)
  • This is Whelen's second generation Slimlighter. Whilst the first generation had multiple 5mm LED's, this generation Slimlighter has 'only' 12 TIR6 style LED's.

  • Enough chatter, let's take it apart :)

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Image 1/3: Next you can take off the retaining brackets. They are held back by a little notch that has to be lifted with a spudger. Repeat this step for the other side. Image 2/3: Once the notch is lifted pull the bracket away from the light as shown. Image 3/3: Once the notch is lifted pull the bracket away from the light as shown.
  • Optionally one can first take of the suctioncup brackets. They are held in place by two Philips screws.

  • Next you can take off the retaining brackets. They are held back by a little notch that has to be lifted with a spudger. Repeat this step for the other side.

  • Once the notch is lifted pull the bracket away from the light as shown.

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Image 1/3: One can also have clear lenses here, the procedure is the same. Image 2/3: Note that the lens has a similar notch on the other side, underneath the Whelen logo. Carefully pull the lens out from underneath, don't force anything or it will break. Image 3/3: Note that the lens has a similar notch on the other side, underneath the Whelen logo. Carefully pull the lens out from underneath, don't force anything or it will break.
  • Once the brackets are released the light can easily be dissasembled. Begin by lifting the diffuser lens up as shown.

    • One can also have clear lenses here, the procedure is the same.

  • Note that the lens has a similar notch on the other side, underneath the Whelen logo. Carefully pull the lens out from underneath, don't force anything or it will break.

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Image 1/3: Nifty little optics here, kudo's to Whelen. Image 2/3: Try activating the light now, see the differences with and without these optics Image 3/3: Try activating the light now, see the differences with and without these optics
  • With the diffuser lenses removed the optics are exposed. They are not secured by anything so carefulle take them out as shown

  • Nifty little optics here, kudo's to Whelen.

  • Try activating the light now, see the differences with and without these optics

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  • Now you can CAREFULLY take out the LED assembly. It's attached to a metal heat dissapating bracket. CAREFUL with the wiring. Note that the bracket is retained by the plastic housing. It might need some help before it gives way.

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  • The wires are held back /retained by a stickon Whelen logo. The logo can easily be removed, just tear it off carefully.

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Image 1/3: Take out the two metal brackets holding the light. Image 2/3: Note that one of the brackets holds (part of) the flasher assembly. Image 3/3: Note that one of the brackets holds (part of) the flasher assembly.
  • Once the Whelen logo tab is removed the light comes apart completley.

  • Take out the two metal brackets holding the light.

  • Note that one of the brackets holds (part of) the flasher assembly.

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Image 1/3: Note that the rear circuit board is held back by the same screws. Image 2/3: The LED board can easily be replaced by any other TIR6 board, any color (as far as I could check!) Image 3/3: Note that there is cooling paste between the LED board and the bracket. Make sure you replace it.
  • If desired, take out the six Philips screws to remove the LED circuit board from the bracket.

  • Note that the rear circuit board is held back by the same screws.

  • The LED board can easily be replaced by any other TIR6 board, any color (as far as I could check!)

  • Note that there is cooling paste between the LED board and the bracket. Make sure you replace it.

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  • All done! No more steps required :)

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