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Old 11-10-2015, 12:24 PM   #1
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2016 38A LED lights.

We have a lot of led lights that have stopped working. Anyone else having the same problem?
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:38 PM   #2
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Within two weeks we had 8 large ones out! On our initial trip to Michigan we stopped by the factory for a few repairs (such as the lights). They said it was found that there were a box (or two) that were bad. They replaced 22 of the complete fixtures rather than just the bulb. Since then no issues with those but we currently have 3 large and 1 small that's gone bad. Haven't called FR yet but will next week in hopes they send me out fixture replacements.


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Not sure if this is the same problem as yours, but twice, the driver's side soffit lights, dinette light and sofa light has gone off. I found a 15A cabin fuse blown.

On my rig, that soffit row, the ceiling lights and the passenger's side soffit lights are all controlled by the same switches and dimmer. What is weird is that a fuse normally protects a circuit of items, but how can it protect a third of the lights controlled by a single dimmer?
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I've got about 12 bad or partially bad lights in our 6 month old Legacy. Talked with FR today and heard the same about a bad shipment. Trouble us, they will sell them to me for $12 each but they won't ship for warranty except to an authorized repair facility.


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Old 11-12-2015, 11:07 AM   #5
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Newmar coaches are having the same issues.
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:58 AM   #6
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We have a lot of led lights that have stopped working. Anyone else having the same problem?
Chris & Carol - Are the many out LED lights randomly all over the place or in a row?
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I-RV: The fixtures that are completely out are randomly spread throughout the coach: 2 in the bedroom, 1 in the front bath and 3 in the living area. If you're thinking wiring (my first thought, too), that's not the issue (checked it). Good thought, though. If you remove the lens on some of the fixtures that are just dim, you can see groups of LEDs arranged around the "bulb" (not really a bulb, just a metal disk with LEDs and circuitry mounted to it). You'll notice some of the groups will be lit bright, some dim, some not at all. If you touch a group lightly with your fingertip, they will sometimes either light brighter or simply light up again, but it's temporary. It really does appear like the printed circuit or the LED solder to the board it simply bad. As I said earlier, on one of the fixtures, the LEDs actually came off on my finger, in another they had "dissolved" to a white powder and turned to dust when touched. I heard back from ITC (the manufacturer) this morning and they said to take it to the dealer, which I was trying to avoid because of the lousy experience I know that will be. Guess I'll see if I can find a closer dealer that actually does something when you bring your coach in (instead of the garbage I get from Lazy Days!).
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I-RV: The fixtures that are completely out are randomly spread throughout the coach: 2 in the bedroom, 1 in the front bath and 3 in the living area. If you're thinking wiring (my first thought, too), that's not the issue (checked it). Good thought, though. If you remove the lens on some of the fixtures that are just dim, you can see groups of LEDs arranged around the "bulb" (not really a bulb, just a metal disk with LEDs and circuitry mounted to it). You'll notice some of the groups will be lit bright, some dim, some not at all. If you touch a group lightly with your fingertip, they will sometimes either light brighter or simply light up again, but it's temporary. It really does appear like the printed circuit or the LED solder to the board it simply bad. As I said earlier, on one of the fixtures, the LEDs actually came off on my finger, in another they had "dissolved" to a white powder and turned to dust when touched. I heard back from ITC (the manufacturer) this morning and they said to take it to the dealer, which I was trying to avoid because of the lousy experience I know that will be. Guess I'll see if I can find a closer dealer that actually does something when you bring your coach in (instead of the garbage I get from Lazy Days!).

This looks like a wide spread issue. It's in several pages and also on other manufactures. They are talking about it over in the IRV2 forum. I bet it's going to take a while to fix as they will need to either find a new supplier or the supplier will need to produce a working product. That all takes time.
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Thanks for the heads up. We haven't had any problems yet but we haven't had ours that long either. We are headed down to Florida for Thanksgiving so I will be on the lookout for problems with the lights. Maybe ours didn't get any of the faulty bulbs.
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I didn't think my problems were as bad as they are until I removed the lenses on the lights and looked inside. That's when I could see the various groups of unlit LEDs. To remove the lens, grab the edges with your fingertips and turn them slightly. The cam lock will release and the lens lifts off. Reverse to reinstall. Look at the "bulb" (it's a metal disk device). On it, you'll see several groups of LEDs. All of them should be lit, ?I believe that will be 4 groups.
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