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Old 12-12-2018, 09:36 PM   #1
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I have these glass light fixtures in my 2017 Eagle. I wanted to take the wall mounted one off to clean it because some dead bugs had collected in the base. I tried to unscrew the bulb with no luck. The bulb and glass globes will spin around but don't come apart. Has anyone been able to get these to come apart?
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:26 AM   #2
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I'll check mine when I go to my storage site.
Have you tried to pull the bulb straight out?
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:22 AM   #3
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Bulb might be like the automotive bulbs where you just push and turn 90/180* to remove it. The globe itself may have a set screw to hold it in place.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:44 AM   #4
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I have the same ones in my unit. I couldn't get the bulb out so the way I cleaned it was to use paper towel soaked in window cleaner and stuff in between the glass and the inside glass. Would love to hear if someone was able to remove the bulb and how it is done.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:36 AM   #5
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I have these glass light fixtures in my 2017 Eagle. I wanted to take the wall mounted one off to clean it because some dead bugs had collected in the base. I tried to unscrew the bulb with no luck. The bulb and glass globes will spin around but don't come apart. Has anyone been able to get these to come apart?
x2, I would also like to know.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:42 AM   #6
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I have the same ones in my 2017. My last trip when we got home one of the lights hanging over the kitchen table was hanging by the wires. The washer that was inside of the base actually broke through the housing. I ended up having to turn all the power off and cut the wiring when everything was undone because there was no way to undo it and not there was not much extra wiring to play with.

I ended up ditching the outer glass shield (pretty heavy glass wise) and built a small light with just the inner glass piece and hardware that remained. Looks pretty nice now and is alot lighter relatively speaking. Pretty poor design from Jayco.

I then looked at the side mounted light and seen a dead moth in the bottom. Couldnt figure out how to take that apart so I just left it for now. Total time spent fixing there sin was about 1 hour. But when I did have the lights apart over the table the inside light unit was a LED and was glued together and was unscrewable. I wasnt able to get the side wall light apart so I just left it as it.

Next time I am at my 5er I will take a pic of what I did incase this happens to anyone else.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:50 AM   #7
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I then looked at the side mounted light and seen a dead moth in the bottom. Couldnt figure out how to take that apart so I just left it for now. Total time spent fixing there sin was about 1 hour. But when I did have the lights apart over the table the inside light unit was a LED and was glued together and I was unable to get it apart so I just left it as it.



Thanks Jim. I'm not having any luck removing the bulb either. Don't understand why they would glue it in place.
As for the wall light, I removed that from the wall and turned it upside down and shook the bugs out.
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Thanks Jim. I'm not having any luck removing the bulb either. Don't understand why they would glue it in place.
As for the wall light, I removed that from the wall and turned it upside down and shook the bugs out.

Dead bugs still in mine. But good to know you can turn it upside down to shake them out. I am guessing the lack of bulb replacement is due to it being 12V and a LED. But they sure didnt try to make it easy to work on.
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Here is what I ended up with after the fixture broke through the ceiling plate. I used most but not all of the fittings and got rid of the real heavy outer glass shade (that we always hit our heads on) and made it smaller. Jayco really didnt think this one out for working on it down the road.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:23 AM   #10
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Well a cold morning camping so I decided to clean out the side wall bug collector. Heres a picture to show you why you cant unscrew just the light bulb. I also ditched the heavy glass outer shield. Cheers
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