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Old 11-04-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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LED light bulb on all the time

This may be a dumb question, but has anyone else had one of their LED light bulbs stay on all the time, even when the light fixture is switched off? I don't know how to open the light to remove the bulb that is on (I'm afraid I'll break the plastic cover). (If it matters, I have an Escape TA 5.0.) It just started last night at 4am. Woke me up. The light bulb is not on full blast. When I switch the switch to turn it on, it will come on full blast, but won't go back off when I turn the switch off. Haunted?
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:16 PM   #2
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the clear plastic cover just ... slides. pull straight towards the rounded end (ie, away from the switch area).

on mine anyway.
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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more LED adventures...

Thank you BCNomad. I got up the nerve to fiddle with the light switches, slid both the covers off, and removed the little LED lightbulb panels inside (they slide out easily too).

However, when I slid the "good" LED lightbulb into the "bad" slot, it also glows when switched off. This means the switch is messed up (not the lightbulb). Apparently the switch is sending a juice to light up the lightbulb. I'm stumped about what to do now. (But at least I won't have light in my face in the middle of the night.) Any suggestions?
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:23 PM   #4
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Best talk to Reace, maybe he has ideas.

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Old 11-04-2015, 02:37 PM   #5
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ETI will send you a new light - simple to change, or get a warranty repair (remove and replace) done at a local shop. ETI should authorize that under warranty.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:48 PM   #6
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I had this problem and ETI sent me a new lite. But the old light fixed itself before I got home. my guess is that there was a bit of moisture in the old switch.
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:04 PM   #7
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solution to LED lightbulb problem

After a phone message to ETI, (just 2 hours later) Ray called back to suggest that I scrape the end of the LED lightbulb with a razor blade to remove any corrosion, and then plug it back into the fixture. Voila! It worked!

I don't know why the "good" lightbulb acted "bad", but ETI was willing to send me a new fixture. Thank goodness I don't need one.

Thanks to all for your support and suggestions! I'm glad it was an easy fix.
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New on me. I had heard about flickering with a bit of corrosion but not what you described.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:40 PM   #9
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I had the exact same problem. Swapping another LED into the fixture did not remedy the problem so I removed it for the rest of our trip. At home, when I tried it again the fixture worked fine. The trailer has another 1.5 years warranty so I will monitor it for now.
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Ya gotta love the search feature! I had this issue and read this thread, problem solved.
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