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Old 10-28-2020, 02:44 PM   #1
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Interior ceiling light burned out in my Forester 2401 W - replacement advice?

Silly little question: Just had my first ceiling light burn out. Assuming it is simple enough for me to replace, any advice on what replacement bulb/item to buy, and how to pop the cover off?
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:40 PM   #2
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Is it LED? As I recall, the bottom turns and comes off. Are they the individual push on type lights or does one switch control several?

I never did find the non-push on replacement, although I did not check with the factory.

I found the push on type replacements for about $10 on Amazon - but the seller advertised the non-push-on which he did not have so I had to return it.

I ended up just repairing the rodent damage to the wiring on my original one.
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:20 AM   #3
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I've been very happy with these. By installing lights with individual switches, you can better control interior illlumination as desired. Buy more than a few; you'll need them;(.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PF6LAF8
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:11 AM   #4
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Is it LED? As I recall, the bottom turns and comes off. Are they the individual push on type lights or does one switch control several?

I never did find the non-push on replacement, although I did not check with the factory.

I found the push on type replacements for about $10 on Amazon - but the seller advertised the non-push-on which he did not have so I had to return it.

I ended up just repairing the rodent damage to the wiring on my original one.


Thanks, AudiDudi ... the lights are indeed LED lights and they do not “push on” - several of them are controlled by a wall switch. Looks like there are 6 LED chips inside the dome of each light, arranged in a ring around the center.
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:46 AM   #5
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LEDs can fail, but should have much longer life than an incandescent lamp. It is possible that a wiring problem caused the light to go out. A wiring fault in an RV is as probable as a failed LED fixture. Check to make sure there is actually 12 volts present at this light fixture.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:45 AM   #6
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Replacements at Command Electronics. The replacements I bought for my over sink lights have more LEDs. 24R.
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I've been very happy with these. By installing lights with individual switches, you can better control interior illlumination as desired. Buy more than a few; you'll need them;(.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PF6LAF8


Thanks! Am assuming you replaced the entire original light fixture with these, right? I am pretty handy mechanically, but definitely “electrically-challenged”, so wondering how complicated it was to switch these out ...
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Unscrew glass cover couple screws the cut wires and red-connect with wire nuts is what I did. Lights are brighter too. The unit comes with wires attached and wire nuts.
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Yes, replaced entire fixture.
New fixtures only have 3 screws, so align and use one screw hole, then center the fixture and drive in the two new screws.
Electrically, cut and strip old wires and connect new ones - black-to-black and white-to-white, of course. Connect with wire nuts, insulated crimp connectors or WAGO lever nuts. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q7WM3SK).
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:02 AM   #10
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Yes, replaced entire fixture.

New fixtures only have 3 screws, so align and use one screw hole, then center the fixture and drive in the two new screws.

Electrically, cut and strip old wires and connect new ones - black-to-black and white-to-white, of course. Connect with wire nuts, insulated crimp connectors or WAGO lever nuts. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q7WM3SK).


Thanks, again! One more question from this amateur: do you have to disconnect anything with the electrical system before changing out a light fixture? Or just make sure the wall switch is off?
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Wow... I always wondered how many RV’ers it took to change a light bulb.
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Wow... I always wondered how many RV’ers it took to change a light bulb.
Now this was FUNNY
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