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Old 04-24-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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Stuck interior bulbs

Anyone have any tips on removing old 12 volt bulbs (brake light base) that a stuck firm in the sconce sockets?
Even after removing the glass and taking pliers to the base and this sucker won't come free.

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Old 04-24-2015, 03:10 PM   #2
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Try pushing down on the bulb at the same time you are unscrewing it.

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Old 04-24-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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If it is a bayonet base I take a small screwdriver and bend the bulb base metal into the middle. Forming a closed rose bud when looking at it. Then spray with PB blaster or some other rust release agent (yes it's messy). Then work the rose bud loose with needle nose pliers. Good luck.
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the based has rust on it, try some penetrating oil. don't over apply it

you'll have a mess

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Old 04-25-2015, 06:07 PM   #5
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I've had bulbs like that. The cause was the socket rusted and not allowing the bulb base to slide inward so it will twist for removal. Penetrating oil/rust buster is the solution, but it that doesn't work, replacement is required.
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If you are able to get the bulbs out, or even if you have to replace the sockets, use dielectric grease on the base of the new bulbs before outing them back in the socket. I pulled all of my exterior bulbs when the coach was new and gave them the dielectric treatment. They all come out with ease.

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