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Old 12-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Lighted entry handle

Our '04 Inspire is supposed to have a lighted entry bar but the lighted feature is dead. MY guess it is internally lighted as the plastic is clear and simply says Country Coach. Does anyone know where the power supply or bulb is located so I can repair it?

Many thanks, again.

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Our '04 Inspire is supposed to have a lighted entry bar but the lighted feature is dead. MY guess it is internally lighted as the plastic is clear and simply says Country Coach. Does anyone know where the power supply or bulb is located so I can repair it?

Many thanks, again.

Tom
My build is in the bottom of the handle. You should have a hollow base or top of the handle that has a light in it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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That's the location I got my bulb at Lazy Daze in Tampa. It was an LED replacement bulb. It's nice and bright and a snap to change out.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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I've had to replace the bulb on one of our DSDP's. Easier to do from the outside.

Now our handle is cracking so I got a couple more (don't say "Newmar" on them though) and will tackle that when the weather clears up.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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Thanks, do I have to remove the handle to change the bulb on our '04 Inspire?

Thanks again,

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I think mine is at the bottom. The handle needs to be released to replace the bulb.

Mine was a common bulb that I already had on board. It is a quick task.
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Thanks Dean, I'll get at it soon.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #8
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What turns on the light? Is it the porch switch? Joe
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:31 PM   #9
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What turns on the light? Is it the porch switch? Joe
Yup.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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On my Damon the LED that lights the handle is in the bottom end (It can be either end, whichiever is easier for the person routing the wires)

I replaced the LED with one from stock, it died, I replaced it again only this time I did the engineering, I measured the resistance of the current limiting resistor and found it was way smaller than spec for the LED's that fit the holder.. Grabbed a couple of Resistors from my scrap/spares box and put together one of the RIGHT size, Much longer lasting.
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Jofo, that was going to be my next question about how does it get turned on but the answer is right below your post.

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