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Old 06-02-2016, 11:28 AM   #1
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Fridge blue light special

Our 2016 23ws has the Dometic fridge with the blue LED lights.
We have now been out camping twice and that blue light just does not work well for us, we can't see what is in the fridge. What a gimmick.

Anybody change them out for white lights?
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:41 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, a few people have gotten Dometic to change them out to white lights.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:45 AM   #3
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Replaced mine with LED. Cooler, lasts longer and less current draw.
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We had the same experience. Kind of fun until you put food in the fridge. Meats look black, lettuce looks rotten, etc. I phoned Dometic and asked for a white light replacement. They mailed me a replacement panel at no charge. Easy swap with nothing more than a screwdriver.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:04 PM   #5
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Thanks rogo, was hoping it was an easy swap. Have a query into dometic.

Flybob, it is already LED, just a funky blue. Have noticed at the last few RV shows that some of the campers are using a lot of colored LEDs for recessed lighting inside the camper. Not my taste at all.
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We had the same problem and called Dometic and they sent out a replacement no charge . Very easy install .
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Sweet thanks for the input do I just call dometic customer service or did you guys use a certain person when calling?


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Sweet thanks for the input do I just call dometic customer service or did you guys use a certain person when calling?
I called 574-294-2511. Requested replacement with the lady who answered the phone. She asked for my fridge model number and date of RV purchase. She agreed without hesitation to send me a white light panel replacement via USPS.

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It is annoying but not a bother enough for me to change it out, it works and we usually do not keep going in and out of it as our kids are all grown so just us two adults, well she is an adult I am on the cusp 🙃


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I also called Dometic and the lady I talked to said the blue light has not worked out very well for them, and sent my white LED board out that day. Pay attention to how the wires are routed when you take the old one out, the board is held in place by the little white clips. good luck
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