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JimBollman

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Posted: 06/23/19 05:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This light fixture is in the overhead console between the front seats of our Jayco B. I want to convert it to LEDs and was afraid to force anything in getting it to open without knowing how it is suppose open. The square parts pivot in both directions for aiming the lights. I have looked from the back and their is no obvious openings on the back.

Any ideas?

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Posted: 06/23/19 06:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your new fixture will more than cover the old one’s footprint, just pry it off.


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The faceplate may come off revealing screws holding it together.

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Don't have this one but my guess is that it just snaps into place. stick a thin screwdriver between the base and the wood and give it a little twist. Maybe start at the narrow end(s).


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I tried a little more aggressively to pry at the wood interface and managed to get a big enough gap to peak in and could see I was flexing the whole fixture. Decided to poke around on the pivote parts and the outer pivots have enough flex to pop it out of the holes and the whole square fixture came down and the socket turns and come out the side.

Just put in an order for the replacement LEDs. They currently come on when the door opens and can be shut off if you want to leave the door open. I will run a second power lead from an extra switch already in the console so I can override the power when the doors are closed.

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