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Old 08-14-2015, 10:39 PM   #1
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Flickering LED's

We recently had our new-to-us Escape retrofitted for LED's (at ETI) but didn't notice until weeks later that one of the lights flickers annoyingly & constantly. It's both halves of a dual fixture, leading me to surmise it's a wiring not a bulb issue?

Any thoughts or troubleshooting advice?

I've sent a query to ETI 10 days ago but haven't had a response.

Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:59 PM   #2
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We recently had our new-to-us Escape retrofitted for LED's (at ETI) but didn't notice until weeks later that one of the lights flickers annoyingly & constantly. It's both halves of a dual fixture, leading me to surmise it's a wiring not a bulb issue?

Any thoughts or troubleshooting advice?

I've sent a query to ETI 10 days ago but haven't had a response.

Thanks.
Not an expert on anything electrical, but the flickering usually means a bad ground.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:15 PM   #3
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Give Reace a call, he told us something about that when we picked up our trailer and it was an easy fix. Just can't remember what it was.

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Hi: maurerl... Pull the led cards out of the fixture sockets and clean the contacts. A pencil eraser will do the job. Usually one small philips screw is holding them in. Alf
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Hi: maurerl... Pull the led cards out of the fixture sockets and clean the contacts. A pencil eraser will do the job. Usually one small philips screw is holding them in. Alf
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We have had 2 led's do this . I removed the cover , removed the led and closed up the contacts a little put led back in . No more flickering lights .nPat
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That was it, Alf your memory is outstanding.

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That was it, Alf your memory is outstanding.

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Hi: PGDriver...THANKS... I have been told..."I'm outstanding in my field". Alf
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Hi: maurerl... Pull the led cards out of the fixture sockets and clean the contacts. A pencil eraser will do the job. Usually one small philips screw is holding them in. Alf
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Thanks heaps, all -- this did the trick. Hardest part was figuring out how to remove the lens!

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Help with porch light . It won't work . Removed led and cleaned with pencil eraser . Checked fuses . Nothing . Went to driver side and removed that led and put porch light in . It works . The driver side led won't work in porch when it works on driver side . The problem is the porch light or maybe wiring ? This light pushes in like older car lights . What can I check etc.? It is dark here in the forest . Pat
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:34 AM   #10
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If you have a multimeter with you then easy to check if power is at the light fixture. If not, might want to put that on the traveling toolbox list for future trips, very handy.
I haven't seen any wiring diagrams anywhere for the trailers, so can't tell you what is fused where, but if no power to the light fixture then I'd check fuses next and if this light has it's own switch I'd test the switch.
You've eliminated the bulb, so just have to track back from the light to find where the power interruption is.
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