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Old 05-12-2016, 12:51 PM   #1
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Light bulb replacement

I have a '08 Georgetown with a blown light bulb over the kitchen sink. I haven't been able to figure out how to get to the bulb to replace it. I have contacted Forest River and the tech there said to turn the fixture and the face will come off to get to the bulb. I have tried and tried (also asked a big, strong male to help ) and can't get it to turn. I'm thinking that's not the answer. This same fixture is over the sofa and chair in the living room as well as the bed and none of them want to turn. Any ideas on how to replace these bulbs?
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:49 PM   #2
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Why don't you take a picture of the light fixture so we can help.
2008 may be different back then.
This way we can tell what type it is so we can give you a good answer.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:19 PM   #3
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if its the same as mine (built 2010) ---get hold of the chrome outer ring, push up and at the same time turn counter clockwise about 15 degrees. The chrome bezel and glass will fall out together. While you're replacing use LED's. They are cheap on Amazon, I got 10 for $14 inc freight.
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If it still doesn't come off by turning counter-clockwise as described above, use a rubber gripping jar lid opener to get a better grip on the metal ring. As a last resort, find a big strong male (again), have them wrap black tape around the metal ring, 2-3 times around will do, then use a large channel lock tool to grip and turn the ring and it will come off. The black electrical tape will keep the tool jaws from scratching the metal ring.
The LED replacement bulbs is a great suggestion. Uses less power, stops you from burning yourself every time you touch one, as well as less heating up of your unit on those warm nights!
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:07 PM   #5
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Light bulb replacement

Thank you both. I tried pushing up and turning but it won't budge. Here's a photo. Maybe that will help. The bezel is about 4 inches across and the drop down from the cabinet is about an inch. Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:16 PM   #6
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Thank you both. I tried pushing up and turning but it won't budge. Here's a photo. Maybe that will help. The bezel is about 4 inches across and the drop down from the cabinet is about an inch. Thanks for your help.
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Yes you are doing it right. push up and turn counterclockwise if I remember correctly
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Thanks for the help. Still couldn't get it so stopped at Four Seasons RV in Abilene Ks. They still had trouble but finally got it down and replaced the LED bulb. When it was done I wondered (after 45 minutes of work) just how much this "simple light bulb change" was going to cost me in labor. All they charged was for the bulb! Great people if you need any work done.
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Thanks for the help. Still couldn't get it so stopped at Four Seasons RV in Abilene Ks. They still had trouble but finally got it down and replaced the LED bulb. When it was done I wondered (after 45 minutes of work) just how much this "simple light bulb change" was going to cost me in labor. All they charged was for the bulb! Great people if you need any work done.

Nothing broken, everything gained! Good show. I use a rubber strap wrench for some of them. AKA oil filter removal tool.
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