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Old 09-24-2017, 08:14 PM   #1
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Light bulb near Microwave needs to be replaced and would like to get to it without damaging lexon plastic lens. It doesn't appear to be on hinge or unscrew.
Any suggestions as I'm sure many have been there or changed to LED?
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My light has 4 button caps that you can remove, there will be 4 screws that hold the wooden cover against the ceiling.

I did convert most of my lights to LED. In this case there are 3 separate light housings under the wooden cover. I removed all 3 and found a piece of plexiglass that fit the area. I then installed ~6 LED strips of LED's. Easier then using the old housings and worked great.

You can then take the old housings and covert to LED and replace the remaining lights in your coach.
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My light has 4 button caps that you can remove, there will be 4 screws that hold the wooden cover against the ceiling.

I did convert most of my lights to LED. In this case there are 3 separate light housings under the wooden cover. I removed all 3 and found a piece of plexiglass that fit the area. I then installed ~6 LED strips of LED's. Easier then using the old housings and worked great.

You can then take the old housings and covert to LED and replace the remaining lights in your coach.


Thank you,
Appeared to be wood filler in the plug holes but I'll check again.
If so, I'll have to remove the filler to get to the screws.
I do like the idea to go LED
See many threads on that topic
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LED is the way to go, I haven't had a problem with the ones I did.

I did do something different though. I added a 2nd switch to each fiture and put 3 strips of LED's, the 2 outer ones on the original switch and the middle on the added switch. This way I have lots of flexibility on the amount of light I have, 1,2, or 3 lights on.
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I replaced my three foot long two fixtures lighting (two florescent tubes per fixture) in the kitchen with LEDs. I used a three foot piece of led per bulb. Light Output is better than the florescent and where I was drawing 10amps I am now drawing less than 2amps. Here is a link where I bought;
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My kitchen fixture is exactly like that. I converted to LED's without removing the wood frame. You can maneuver those plexiglass panels out, you just have to be careful not to break them. I gutted the fixtures and installed 3 LED strips in each fixture.
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I have a 04 Windsor also and you can slide the plexi. over to the next one to change bulbs. Just push it up about 1/8th inch or so and slide it on top of the adjacent one.

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As others say, slide the plexi out from the ends. Screws have to be removed, and then the edge piece of wood (with the screws) comes out. I replaced mine with two 10 watt LED assemblies each. Lots of light now.
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I have a 04 Windsor also and you can slide the plexi. over to the next one to change bulbs. Just push it up about 1/8th inch or so and slide it on top of the adjacent one.

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The frame around the plexiglass panels has appears to have some padded tape or thin weatherstripping around each section so the panels won't slide over. From the responses it must have been done with previous owner. I'll have it at the house and work on my list this weekend
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