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Old 11-08-2016, 07:36 PM   #1
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Replacing defective LEDs

I hate to even ask this but my other choice is possibly breaking the lens.
I have the LEDs in my 21 and one is starting to flicker. I can't figure out how to get the clear fixture lens off to check the LED. I can get my finger nails under it but if I break it I will be p--sed, so I thought I would ask. Has anyone had to pull the clear lens cover off the light fixture to change a bulb or the LEDS.
While I am at it - any hints/suggestions or advise on the LEDS



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Old 11-08-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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Suggest you post a picture of the fixture to make sure that the person who offers advice is talking about the same one.
Fixtures have changed over the years.

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Old 11-08-2016, 07:51 PM   #3
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On my 2014 5.0TA the cover slides just a bit then pulls down. Took me awhile to figure it out LOL!
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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Bruce, is it just one of the wee LED bulbs flashing, or the whole fixture. If the fixture I would suspect a bad connection, but that may be in the bulb array itself.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:14 PM   #5
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Slide the lens
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:45 PM   #6
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Your lens should push in and slide off, remove the bulb and clean the contacts with an eraser and reinstall, this is a common issue with the led bulbs. The newer models do not have bulbs but they have strips instead and it is a good thing they do not flicker as they do not seem to be removable, just replaceable.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:46 PM   #7
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Put something sticky on your fingers, maybe eat a jelly sandwich with lots of jelly, and grip the lens with as many fingers as possible. Slide it away from the switch. It needs to go about 1/2 an inch and it will drop out with some help.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:44 PM   #8
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Some of our covers would even fall off all of the time so I am wondering if you have the new kind.
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:20 AM   #9
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A year ago, we had a flickering LED at a time when there was high humidity in our trailer. After returning home, just as I was going to get a new unit from ETI I decided to check on the light fixture and it was no longer flickering. Almost a year later it hasn't flickered at all. The only new thing we have done is to run the Maxi-Fan through the night to reduce humidity, even when boon docking.

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Old 11-09-2016, 04:30 AM   #10
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Slide and drop down to remove per Paul, clean with a pink eraser per Jim.

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