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Old 01-19-2016, 10:54 AM   #1
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Melt down?

In my 1999 Excella the covers on the reading lights were busted..so replacing the bulbs and the covers seem to cover the cost of new fixtures all together. This pic is what I found today. It wasn't over my bed...guess I still would also be in danger.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:57 AM   #2
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Good reason to go with LED lamps - less heat!
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quite possibly the replacement bulb was a higher wattage than it was designed to hold.
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1156 in place off 1141?

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Old 01-19-2016, 06:33 PM   #5
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I always bring the bulb in for replacement. This is scary for all older AS. Now leds for us. That is a light that is not turned on very often.
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1156 in place off 1141?

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Old 01-19-2016, 07:57 PM   #7
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In my 1999 Excella the covers on the reading lights were busted..so replacing the bulbs and the covers seem to cover the cost of new fixtures all together. This pic is what I found today. It wasn't over my bed...guess I still would also be in danger.
I just changed out some of those same lights in my 99 Excella. The vinyl beneath the light was scorched brown just like yours. All of them had the correct bulbs, 1141. I installed LED's in the new fixtures and the old ones.

Also, the plastic discs that holds the hot wire inside the bulb holders were melted, to the point that the spring pushed the contact out when the bulb was removed. The vinyl surface and the melted disc are both a fire hazard that should be addressed in any trailer using the 1141 incandescent bulbs in those cheap plastic fixtures.
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Leds not only saves the battery, but possibly your life. Wasn't worried about power consumption until now. Replacing all 1141 bulbs to leds. Thank you Badkat
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You are welcome..this forum has saved my life with a bad refrigerator.
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