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Old 08-17-2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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Replacing interior lights

We have a pre-owned 2014 Tuscany XTE. The previous owner replaced about half of the lights with LED bulbs. I would like to do the other half but I'm unclear on how to get access under the lens cover. The ceiling lights are 5 1/2 inch round heavy glass. There are also 3 1/4 inch lights under the cabinets. These smaller lens twist off to allow access to the bulbs but the larger ones don't seem to twist off. I'm afraid to twist too hard and break something.

Any suggestions welcome.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:44 PM   #2
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Replacing interior lights

We have a 2013 Tuscany. Our ceiling lights twist off just like the similar lights found under cabinets. I do find though that I need to pull down on the entire assembly first, grab ahold of the fixture then twist off the glass lens. Likewise we replaced our Quartz lights with LED.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Martini Chuck. Very helpful and that gives me the courage to pull and twist. Did you have to replace the whole fixture (socket and bulb) or just the bulb? I wasn't sure if the bulbs were interchangeable.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:44 PM   #4
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Typically the bulbs alone can be replaced... or of course the fixture...
I'm not sure what fixtures your rig has, but I've replaced all my bulbs aside from the bulb in the microwave... and storage bins as they are rarely used.
Included:
  • Interior 'pancake' lights (bulbs encased behind plastic)
  • Bathroom fixture (open bulbs)
  • Exterior 'porch' light
  • Microwave hood light (110v)
Each took a different bulb..

Check for bulbs rated HIGHER than 12v... All my 12v replacements were rated at 12-24V. Remember the RV will put out up to 14 volts - and can overheat bulbs rated at 12v.

Typically you will have a choice of color/temperature... I went with warm white... Cool white will be 'harsher' and may have a blue tint. A matter of personal preference.

Lights run MUCH cooler - and draw only a small percentage of the previous current.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:57 PM   #5
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Thanks Martini Chuck. Very helpful and that gives me the courage to pull and twist. Did you have to replace the whole fixture (socket and bulb) or just the bulb? I wasn't sure if the bulbs were interchangeable.
I only replaced the light bulb in each of mine.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:48 AM   #6
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Thanks Greg. Helpful information. We are about to head out again and this gives me a nice evening project.
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