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Old 02-15-2016, 06:41 AM   #1
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LED Ceiling Light Removal Instructions

How do I remove the Recessed Ceiling Light on a 2016 Interstate Grand Tour. I have one that is not working and I want to check for loose connections etc. Please advise as to the trick to its removal. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:24 AM   #2
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How do I remove the Recessed Ceiling Light on a 2016 Interstate Grand Tour. I have one that is not working and I want to check for loose connections etc. Please advise as to the trick to its removal. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:25 PM   #3
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Here are photos of the ceiling light fixtures in my 2017 International Serenity, which may or may not be the same as the ones DI27 was asking about. These lights are in three pieces, as evidenced by the three concentric rings visible in the first photo.

There's an outer mounting ring that is held in the ceiling by a pair of spring-loaded wire loops that act like barbs or hollow wall anchors--that is, they're pushed into the ceiling to install, but then they spring open and can't be removed. You can pull the fixture down from the ceiling about an inch, as I've done in these photos, but no further.

Nested inside that outer mounting ring is the actual light fixture. In theory, it's possible to pry this from the outer ring--I have seen it done once by a person using their fingernails--but I have never been able to do it, and I've tried fingernails, plastic razor blades, wooden shims, and anything I could think of that might get into that crevice without scratching the trim ring. No dice.

The innermost ring is the lens. This is fairly easy to remove with fingernails or a similar thin instrument, but if the objective is to replace or rewire the light, that doesn't help you. To rewire or replace the fixture, you must either remove the light fixture (middle ring) or find a way to bypass the one-way action of the outer mounting ring's springs and remove the whole shebang. I have been unsuccessful at either task.

In short, I too would like to know how to remove these lights! Any suggestions would be welcome.


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getting this light down

Just pull it down slowly until you see the clips. I call them butterfly clips and can be a lot like a mouse trap snap if you get your fingers in the way. This is one of those things that are so easy they are hard.
This is an LED light but the halogen work the very same. Here is a picture of this light and the clips.

Once it is hanging down by the wires you can turn it around with the back of the light facing you and put your thumbs on the back and push. This will separate the light from the bracket.

If your trying to get inside the light to the bulb or LEDs
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Thanks, Dan. I guess the answer is "Pull really, really hard." I was afraid to do that because the coiled spring of the butterfly clip barely clears the hole in the ceiling, and I was afraid of distorting the ceiling's thin aluminum by brute-forcing it out. But I succeeded.

Now the question is: do you know of any warm-white replacements that will fit those holes? I plan to try adding amber theatrical gels first, as suggested by others, but the fall-back plan is to replace the lights.
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Thanks, Dan. I guess the answer is "Pull really, really hard." I was afraid to do that because the coiled spring of the butterfly clip barely clears the hole in the ceiling, and I was afraid of distorting the ceiling's thin aluminum by brute-forcing it out. But I succeeded.

Now the question is: do you know of any warm-white replacements that will fit those holes? I plan to try adding amber theatrical gels first, as suggested by others, but the fall-back plan is to replace the lights.
I do and since you have the bracket you can get the light only.
http://led4rv.com/index.php?main_pag...roducts_id=486
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:33 PM   #7
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how do you remove just the "cold white" LED "bulb"?

I have the warm white bulb and have the puck open but can't figure how to get the original LED out?
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Thanks, Dan. I guess the answer is "Pull really, really hard." I was afraid to do that because the coiled spring of the butterfly clip barely clears the hole in the ceiling, and I was afraid of distorting the ceiling's thin aluminum by brute-forcing it out. But I succeeded.

Now the question is: do you know of any warm-white replacements that will fit those holes? I plan to try adding amber theatrical gels first, as suggested by others, but the fall-back plan is to replace the lights.
I predict you will love the theater gel, and can do your whole coach for under 10 bucks. And you only need to remove the center ring that holds the glass lens. Remove the glass lens from that one and use one as a template to make a bunch of circles of gel with an exacto knife. Then put them in each light, using the little clips that hold the lens in place to secure the gels. You can use more than one layer in various lights to get the right effect. I used two in the coach, three in the bedroom area on my trailer.
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