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Old 08-29-2015, 07:30 AM   #1
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how to change light bulbs?

Hello.

My wife and I just bought a used (1996) model 1206kb pop-up. We're having a devil of a time trying to figure out how to change the bulbs in the ceiling mounted lights. It makes sense that the lens should be removed to change the bulbs but we can't figure out how we're going to remove the lens without breaking it.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-29-2015, 08:01 AM   #2
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Typically, you slide the cover Back about a 1/4" inch then in comes straight down.

If that does not work, post a picture of your light so we know exactly which type of fixture you have.

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Answer will vary based on the neighbors in the CG. Might take more lawyers or politicians than other groups, and that can be an issue depending on the size of your RV.

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Old 08-30-2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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The light fixtures are fixed in place. They do not slide to open. There is also a matching bunk light that plugs into a port via a 1/4" stereo headphone type jack and clips onto the shepard's hook type roof support. The bunk light has 4 screws on the back, but removing those does not allow access to the bulb. I can see that there are 4 little tabs (two each side) that hold the lens in place, and there is even a place that looks like it is meant for a screwdriver to push in on. This being a nearly 20 year old camper, I am leery of pushing too hard on the plastic for fear of breakage. Attached is a photo of one of the ceiling lights. The screws visible in the first photo are under the plastic lens and I'm sure they are what mount the light fixture to the ceiling.
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Yes, you do use a screwdriver in that little slot. Put the tip in and gently push the clear plastic toward the switch and rock outward. Once out, you will notice two tabs on the other side which correspond to two slots for when you go to place the lens back in place.
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Your bulb looks to be a typical #921 bulb. There are a couple of LED replacements for the #921 and #912 bulbs. One is decently slim and the LED's are arranged in a small flat panel to directional light. The other is more rounded and omni directional. They can be pricey but LED's use a lot less power than those incandescent bulbs.
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