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Old 05-07-2016, 06:16 PM   #1
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These light covers@&***%##

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This one is off on the MH I just bought. The rest have bugs. Is there a trick to getting them off and on?


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Old 05-08-2016, 07:01 AM   #2
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This one is off on the MH I just bought. The rest have bugs. Is there a trick to getting them off and on?


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Yes, very careful.. Leave light on for a while to warm the covers, then carefully pry 1 side with a screwdriver. Use a blow dryer to warm them up more if you have to.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:51 AM   #3
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Thank you. I'll give it a shot.


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Old 05-08-2016, 08:40 AM   #4
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Welcome to the asylum:

Hope you give us more info on what model you bought, where and maybe why.

While your inquiry is pretty generic and easily answered, other inquiries maybe year, model and fuel specific.

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Old 05-08-2016, 08:26 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with my lenses. I suspect that plastic was much more pliable when it was new. Warming it up with the heat gun makes perfect sense.
I saw a post around here a while back where a guy replaced the fixture with some puck lights and a piece of wood trim. If it comes to that you could just replace the whole thing.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:15 AM   #6
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I suppose Im the "some guy" he was referring to. I really didnt like the lighting fixtures in my 310, but since they are molded into the cabinet I needed to find some way to use the existing frame. I like the look of the recessed puck lighting so I made plywood panels and overlayed them with material to match the couch in the salon area and aluminum in the kitchen area
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We've enjoyed how they turned out. I will eventually put them on a dimmer but havent figured out how Im going to wire that yet. Feel free to ask any questions if you need to.
Oh, and I saved my old lens covers so if anyone needs a replacement or two just let me know. They are free for the asking....

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Old 05-10-2016, 03:46 PM   #7
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Very nice. What did you attach them to?


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I was able to get the screws through the outer edge of existing metal fixture. There is a flat spot all the way around thats probably about a 1/2" wide. Right next to the lip that holds those plastic lens covers on. In your picture above, I believe its where those original screws are around the perimeter.
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I ran out and took a couple close ups of the screws

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There you can see


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That was a very nice solution!


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Thank you . They are LEDs and give off good quality light compared to the opaque lens covers over the incandescents. I think they kind of updated the look also. There are some challenges with current technology with dimmers for LEDs. It would get pretty involved to install dimmers on these, mainly due to lack of access to wiring from side to side. But, Im guessing that new tech is just around the corner.

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