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Old 04-20-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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Winnebago Chieftain '85 clip in ceiling

Hello all,
Just bought our first, new to us, MH. It's a 1985 Winnebago Chieftain. Still learning all the bits and pieces, and ins and outs, and doing a lot of cleaning. I came across a clip in the ceiling between the front two seats and can't for the life of me figure out what was there or what is supposed to go there. There is a little plastic box that has two metal clips inside that something should obviously clip in to. It is in the ceiling between the drop down bunk and the front window. Please help me. This is driving me nuts and google searches are getting me nowhere. TIA
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:20 AM   #2
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The joys of a vintage RV. Trying to figure out if it was factory or a previous owner's add on.
Perhaps you could post a picture, and get more answers.
Info on posting pictures is in the " FAQ " drop box , in the blue bar, under your welcome message.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:39 PM   #3
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Really hard to get a good pic when I have to try to lie down on the dash. It looks like something should snap into the metal brackets, and I can see wires in there. When browsing through pics of similar models, I have seen things located in the same space (side view pics, not straight on), so I'm kinda assuming it's not an add-on. But I could be wrong of course.

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Old 04-21-2015, 04:41 PM   #4
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Its a light fixture, I'll bet; The bulb is sort of shaped like a big fuse, with a glass tube between 2 metal ends. Look in your clothes closet- I bet you'll have on in there too.

Something like this The DE-xxxx bulbs are all double end and one of them should work for you.

Or if the fixture has thin slots rather than clips, then maybe this type of bulb
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Would there be a cover that goes on there? All of the rest of our lights look like this: Double Lens Dome Light--Ivory - Progressive Dynamics PD772IWV - Light Fixtures - Camping World
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its a light and uses the bulb listed above
that type of light is used in many cars [ dome light ]
try autozome and buy the whole light
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I imagine there was some sort of cover on it originally, but you can replace it with any kind of 12 volt light. A car dome light from the auto part store will work, or something fancier.
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Thanks, all!
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You can find LED lamps for those fixtures as well.


2pcs Xenon White 3-SMD 6641 LED Bulbs For Car Vanity Mirror Light Sun Visor Lamp


LEDs have polarity. If it doesn't work, flip it around.
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