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Mobilemikey 10-25-2015 09:05 PM

Changing a light bulb...
 
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So I just want to change my burnt out led light in my Windjammer... Anyone have any idea? See Picts... Do I need to take the whole fixture off? I did a search here and didn't see anyone having issues so clearly I am having a blonde moment (yes I am a blonde)... Attachment 92844Attachment 92845

I really have to missing something simple right? I mean it's just a flat LED...


1st year owner.
Rockwood Windjammer 3029w "Alpha Site"
Enjoying life while the kid is away... In College...
2014 - 8 overnights
2015 - 9 so far...

TimVWulp 10-25-2015 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Mobilemikey (Post 1019853)
So I just want to change my burnt out led light in my Windjammer... Anyone have any idea? See Picts... Do I need to take the whole fixture off? I did a search here and didn't see anyone having issues so clearly I am having a blonde moment (yes I am a blonde)... Attachment 92844Attachment 92845

I really have to missing something simple right? I mean it's just a flat LED...


1st year owner.
Rockwood Windjammer 3029w "Alpha Site"
Enjoying life while the kid is away... In College...
2014 - 8 overnights
2015 - 9 so far...

Hi replaced one in my 2015 v lite that is recessed in the ceiling. I had dealer order new light fixture from FR. I removed the 2 small screws that holds the fixture to the ceiling. Then pull down on the fixture. Watch out for the spring loaded brackets on the side of the light fixture as you pull it out of the ceiling. If not careful you will find out how the mouse feels when the spring gets you. With that said I had the light switch turned off to the fixture I was removing no power. Cut the 2 Leeds after the crimped wire nuts close to the light fixture. Striped the wires back and wire nutted and taped the wires together made sure polarity was right and the light came on. Put back in ceiling very carefully two days later my finger stopped hurting from the spring on the side of the light fixture. You can't replace the Led only! The whole fixture has to be replaced.

hope this helps Tim :signhavefun:

Mobilemikey 10-27-2015 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by TimVWulp (Post 1019911)
Hi replaced one in my 2015 v lite that is recessed in the ceiling. I had dealer order new light fixture from FR. I removed the 2 small screws that holds the fixture to the ceiling. Then pull down on the fixture. Watch out for the spring loaded brackets on the side of the light fixture as you pull it out of the ceiling. If not careful you will find out how the mouse feels when the spring gets you. With that said I had the light switch turned off to the fixture I was removing no power. Cut the 2 Leeds after the crimped wire nuts close to the light fixture. Striped the wires back and wire nutted and taped the wires together made sure polarity was right and the light came on. Put back in ceiling very carefully two days later my finger stopped hurting from the spring on the side of the light fixture. You can't replace the Led only! The whole fixture has to be replaced.

hope this helps Tim :signhavefun:

Thank you!

Andy52 10-28-2015 05:31 PM

My lights are similar and I used wire nuts and taped them and they are working fine...but I have been informed that they should be crimped to ensure they don't work loose.

More information for you to consider.

Andy


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dahagen 10-29-2015 12:40 PM

LED's don't burn out except for high over voltage. Probably a loose wire if they don't work.

slipf18 10-29-2015 04:34 PM

Bulb redux...
 
Unfortunately, light bulb replacement on modern RVs is such a time consuming, expensive and complex task, most dealers now recommend simply purchasing a new RV.:rolleyes:

silverback 35ts 10-29-2015 07:08 PM

You had more than a burnt out bulb, you had a full melt down! You do not have a bulb to remove in the picture you have posted, and it looks like the wires are hanging down, you need to replace the whole fixture now as the socket for the bulb is melted also.
It should just pull out from a socket that you do not have anymore.
Happy Camping,
PS you can go to any home center and get those fixtures, they are not special to rv's.

Mobilemikey 11-02-2015 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by slipf18 (Post 1023191)
Unfortunately, light bulb replacement on modern RVs is such a time consuming, expensive and complex task, most dealers now recommend simply purchasing a new RV.:rolleyes:

That is awesome, I am going to tell the wifey that one ;)

TimVWulp 11-02-2015 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by slipf18 (Post 1023191)
Unfortunately, light bulb replacement on modern RVs is such a time consuming, expensive and complex task, most dealers now recommend simply purchasing a new RV.:rolleyes:

This is not entirely true. I changed the fixture with the new one in less than one half hour. FR warranted the light. If you don't want to change it dealer can but will cost you gas money to bring TT to dealer. I heard from one post that the light costs around $40.00 if you have to buy it. I would push FR for warranty.

Hope this helps Tim :signhavefun:

beachcamper 11-03-2015 08:09 PM

We had the same light in our 8329ss over the bathroom vanity go out. Got a replacement from FR through our selling dealer. The led board is not individually replaceable.


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