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Old 11-23-2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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Reading lights in late model classics - bulb replacement

After the light in the fridge and the tail lights burned out I figure everything else is just a matter of time.

My 2010 Classic has four reading lights, two in front over the gaucho, two in back over the beds.

A casual examination and some twisting and tugging does not reveal an easy way to get at the bulbs, nor is it clear exactly what bulbs are required. In preparation for the inevitable, can anyone offer some guidance on how to get inside these fixtures?
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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Don't know if yours are the same as in our '04, but they are miniature bayonet base bulbs...they pull straight out.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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10 watt halogens. The rings surrounding the lens prys out with the lens. Use a small screwdriver to pry out this ring. Be carefull not to scratch the housing, they are very tight. Be ready to catch the lens and ring when it does pop out.
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a/s loosely refers to the surface mount PUCK lights and the directional SWIVEL ARM lights...

as reading lights.

my unit has both over the sofa and only the pucks over the bed.

the lens rings on all of these ROTATE about 0.5 inches then pull off.

they are very tight, it is sort of a 2 (or 4) point bayonet fitting.

rotating the first few times is helped with something grippy/tacky.

the bulbs UNDER these lens/covers simply pull straight out

on the pucks the pull is lateral (90degrees) to the fixture

and on the canisters it is parallel to the fixture.(swivel canisters)

i have replaced all of the halogen bulbs with warm ledz and so far they are performing fine.

the illumination is a bit less but adequate.

safari, clouds, internationals that have the RECESSED canister halogens,

really do require prying the lens retention ring out with a tool.

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a/s loosely refers to the surface mount PUCK lights and the directional SWIVEL ARM lights...

as reading lights.

my unit has both over the sofa and only the pucks over the bed.

the lens rings on all of these ROTATE about 0.5 inches then pull off.

they are very tight, it is sort of a 2 (or 4) point bayonet fitting.

rotating the first few times is helped with something grippy/tacky.

the bulbs UNDER these lens/covers simply pull straight out

on the pucks the pull is lateral (90degrees) to the fixture

and on the canisters it is parallel to the fixture.(swivel canisters)

i have replaced all of the halogen bulbs with warm ledz and so far they are performing fine.

the illumination is a bit less but adequate.

safari, clouds, internationals that have the RECESSED canister halogens,

really do require prying the lens retention ring out with a tool.

cheers
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Not on mine. The rings are actually recessed a bit into the housing, both on the swivels and the over-the-bed pucks. Theres no way to twist anything. It's a pry out. VERY tight. Mine are the bronze color, to match the plumbing. Maybe something changed????
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... Maybe something changed????
no maybez...

the antiki brass finished are clearly different.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:16 PM   #7
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I have the "swivel arm" style, in the, uh, "antiki brass."

I'm not looking forward to prying on these. Sounds like a recipe for a scratched up lamp housing.
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