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Old 08-25-2016, 10:35 AM   #1
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How do I open LED light fixtures in 2016 19?

New owner here. The LED bulbs are far too bright in the trailer. I decided to change them out or try and tone them down a bit with parchment paper or something similar. Problem is I cannot determine how to open the fixtures. It appears from the notches they pry off the base, but there's so much resistance I'm afraid I will break something.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:39 AM   #2
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LED light bulb on all the time
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:46 AM   #3
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My fixtures must be different. The lens definitely does not slide off.
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New owner here. The LED bulbs are far too bright in the trailer. I decided to change them out or try and tone them down a bit with parchment paper or something similar. Problem is I cannot determine how to open the fixtures. It appears from the notches they pry off the base, but there's so much resistance I'm afraid I will break something.
Hi: Kingfish... You need to squeeze the lens with thumb and finger tips while sliding it towards you. There is a key way that the tabs fit into till you slide it forward. Once off you need a fine Phillips screw driver to remove the plate of LED's if that's your goal or line the lens with some defuser type material and reverse the process. Pancake style RV light fixtures. Alf
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:12 AM   #5
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It seems Escape has started using new type of lights which most of us have not seen nor used. Have you called the factory?
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #6
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Here's a picture of the light.
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Like I said, totally new style lights now, until I get mine I can not respond.
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This trailer was a May 2016 delivery.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:55 PM   #10
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The fixture has what looks like two screwdriver slots on each side. But instead of a screwdriver, you need a hook tool. Hook it into the slot and pull the shell out to the side (away from the lens). Pull it slowly, it doesn't need much to disconnect.
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