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Old 03-22-2021, 08:38 PM   #1
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Replacing fixed LED lighting?

One of the 3 counter lighting LEDs is shot. I went to replace and couldn't remove the bulb. I disassembled the fixture and it's hard wired.

The bulb is permanently affixed to the housing by two plastic pegs that have been peened over during manufacturing. (red boxes in photo). The wires disappear into a void between the cabinet's outside bottom and its lower compartment.

I looked for a false bottom and can't see where that's possible. Both sides come down to overlap the inside bottom, so removal seems unlikely.

I'm not short of ordering a replacement and cutting and splicing. I just want to make sure I'm not overlooking the obvious.

Has anyone had to do this and what was your solution?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:11 PM   #2
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Look on the light fixture for a model number and order one online. You will need to cut the lead wires(black and white wires) and splice the new light fixture to them. It is an easy fix. The entire fixture will need to be replaced.

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Old 03-22-2021, 10:17 PM   #3
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Look on the light fixture for a model number and order one online. You will need to cut the lead wires(black and white wires) and splice the new light fixture to them. It is an easy fix. The entire fixture will need to be replaced.

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Bummer. Thanks. What a stupid design...
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:29 PM   #4
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Looks like you can replace it from Walmart.com for $12.69. Model AOD3943-12. It is listed as 12 LED Round Lights Car Round Ceiling Light Interior Light for R V. It has two lead wires for you to splice. You can use any connector to connect the wire leads available from most hardware/home repair stores.

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Old 03-22-2021, 11:03 PM   #5
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Looks like you can replace it from Walmart.com for $12.69. Model AOD3943-12. It is listed as 12 LED Round Lights Car Round Ceiling Light Interior Light for R V. It has two lead wires for you to splice. You can use any connector to connect the wire leads available from most hardware/home repair stores.

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Thank you very much!
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Old 03-22-2021, 11:15 PM   #6
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Looks like you can replace it from Walmart.com for $12.69. Model AOD3943-12. It is listed as 12 LED Round Lights Car Round Ceiling Light Interior Light for R V. It has two lead wires for you to splice. You can use any connector to connect the wire leads available from most hardware/home repair stores.
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Thanks, Paul.
I think I'll order one for grins and giggles, and see if it fits my rig also.
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Old 03-22-2021, 11:46 PM   #7
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Amazon has that light for $11.93
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:03 AM   #8
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Thanks Lt!
Heading there now...
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:20 PM   #9
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Anyone else following this, be aware they come in two sizes: 3.2 and 4.5". I have the 3 and it's $8.95 at the time of this post. RecPro has it for 7.95 and free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Recessed-Lume.../dp/B07C7TW154
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