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Old 05-06-2016, 04:15 PM   #1
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Light Fixture Removal

Does anyone know the trick to removing the led lights in the kitchen of a 29RKS? I have unscrewed the lenses and removed the screws attaching the oval wood base to the ceiling but the fixtures are being held in the ceiling with some kind of captive method. First 1 led then the other has quit and I suspect it is a bad connection in the wiring. I'm thinking there may be a special tool used to release something but I can't figure it out! Thanks is advance!!

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Halogen Lens

Slide a kitchen knife in between the glass lens and the mount and twist it and the lens will pop off. Remember it's glass. For some reason those type halogen bulbs wiggle around in transit. Be sure not to handle the bulbs with your fingers, or if you do, wipe them off with rubbing alcohol. I'll bet there's nothing the matter with your bulbs that a little wiggling around won't fix.
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Thanks Roy but these are the newer LED lights, not bulbs. The lenses unscrew from the fixtures which I had no problem doing.
I need to remove the entire fixture from the ceiling.
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Sorry Rick. They just looked like the same lights in my 2014 33RLDS
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Does anyone know the trick to removing the led lights in the kitchen of a 29RKS? I have unscrewed the lenses and removed the screws attaching the oval wood base to the ceiling but the fixtures are being held in the ceiling with some kind of captive method. First 1 led then the other has quit and I suspect it is a bad connection in the wiring. I'm thinking there may be a special tool used to release something but I can't figure it out! Thanks is advance!!

You have to pull the entire fixture pretty hard. It's held in by two spring levers and it definitely feels like it shouldn't come out, but it does. My understanding from my dealer is that the LED's are not replaceable although I haven't really looked into that.
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Rick56, were you able to replace those lights? I have the same problem in my 2014 32 BHDS. 1 light over the kitchen and one over the dining table are currently dead.

I dread asking the dealer the cost on new ones.
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I have the same issue, with the same lights, on my 2015 27RLS. One over the kitchen is dim and one over the dinette is dim. Figures the hardest light to remove would be the one that goes bad.
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Let's see a pic of the LED board. If it's similar to the over sink light, you can easily source a new LED board, but wire cutting/splicing is necessary to reinstall. These "10,000 hour" lights only have that longevity when open to the atmosphere. When they are packed in these fixtures, they actually heat up just enough to burn out.

Or the other root cause is a cold solder joint that works itself to an open short overtime due to movement.


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