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Old 08-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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How Do I Change a Light Bulb...

... In the little, 12-volt, swivel, reading lamps in a 2007 Classic 30'?

(P.S. I have completely restored two vintage Airstreams, burped fridges, replaced Univolts, polished a 31' Sovereign, and other technically challenging tasks; but I can't change these danged light bulbs. Be gentle with me.)
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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If they are like the ones in my '08 Classic, there is a frosted glass lens surrounded by a metal bezel. This is simply pressed into the housing. On mine there is a thin black plastic ring that separates the front bezel from the body. Use your fingernail, or nothing that will mar the finish and separate the bezel from the ring. Once it starts to come loose pull it off. The bulb has 2 pins, so just pull the bulb straight out.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:24 AM   #4
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... In the little, 12-volt, swivel, reading lamps in a 2007 Classic 30'?

(P.S. I have completely restored two vintage Airstreams, burped fridges, replaced Univolts, polished a 31' Sovereign, and other technically challenging tasks; but I can't change these danged light bulbs. Be gentle with me.)
Ken, There should be a section in your owners manual on lighting that covers replacing bulbs. But as suggested above separate the bezel/lens cover from the housing and pull the old bulb straight out. Ed
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Ken

Airstream changed the reading lights from year to year but they are all difficult to open. It might be helpful for you to post a pic so we can see what you have.

On mine the glass lens has to be pried out of the housing where it is tightly fitted. When the time comes I will be surprised if I can do this without damaging the housing or breaking the glass. It may be easier to buy new lights.
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Yankee Doodle Had it Right...

... a very, very thin pry tool between lense and bezel did the trick.
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