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Old 07-28-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Ceiling light lens removal help for newbie

I have a 1978 Argosy. I have ceiling lights that are rectangle shaped. I have 4 in the living room area and 2 in the kitchen. I can't figure out how to get the lens off so I can clean the years of lack of cleaning. I don't want to break them and I know there has to be a trick to it.

Help for newbie will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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Doesn't anyone know how to get those lens off without breaking them?
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:58 AM   #3
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Doesn't anyone know how to get those lens off without breaking them?
Photos of the existing ones might help. Then people who have the same type of lights might chime in.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Here is the lights I am trying to take apart to clean. There are 4 in the living room area and 2 in the kitchen. I sure hope somebody can help me. These things are dirty inside and are driving me nuts!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #5
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Not sure.. On our different shape, but we put pressure on long side causing it to "bow"... That allows the edge I push on to pull free of the slot it is in then swing down.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:32 AM   #6
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We have tried putting pressure on either side. I will take a close up picture today so you can see what I am talking about. We have looked at it and had everyone that has came around to look at it and nobody can figure it out.
I know there has to be a way you can take just the lens or light because I know you don't have to remove the whole ceiling to replace a bulb or at least I hope not.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #7
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Nobody has any idea?
I guess I will have to start taking the whole thing apart
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Just remember that the 35 year old plastic gets very brittle. Once you pry it loose you may discover why the previous owners didn't ever clean them. Someone out there in Argosyland knows the answer and will respond.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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I sure hope so because those lights are dirty!
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Same lights in 1982 Excella - same problem

I've got the same lights and same problem. Has anyone figured this out?
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ceiling light cover removal

I'm the proud new owner of a 1974 Sovereign and have a similar question. How do I remove the plastic covers for the interior ceiling lights? The crank with philips screw is easy, but I'm unsure how to take off the three way knob controller. The bugs inside are bugging me.
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I think the knob just pulls off. Just pull steadily, don't yank or it might break.

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Thank you Vivian. They seem to be on a bit tight, but I'll keep trying.
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Lisa,
I had the same question on my 310 and there is NO trick to getting them off. You have to carefully squeeze the lens enough to get it started out and then just work it slowly. I was able to get all of mine out without breaking. Getting them back in is just as much trouble as getting them out. I thought surely there was something that I was missing but several folks here on the forum confirmed. Just go slow and careful.
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