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Old 02-08-2016, 09:43 AM   #1
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Step Light: '89 Excella

My '89 Excella came with a broken/missing housing for the little light by the steps. It had a little unidentifiable bulb in it. See photos.

The closest I've been able to find is this one:
http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=746

But it looks a little more rectangular. I suppose I could just drill new holes, but wondering if anyone has ideas for a more direct replacement or alternate approach. Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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perhaps this one?

http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=295
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:26 AM   #3
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1156 bulb?
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:27 AM   #4
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iirc, 1141. 1156 more likely to melt the lens...

16 watts (1141) vs. 27 watts (1156)

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Old 02-09-2016, 05:06 PM   #5
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Thanks, JM2 - I've asked OODM what the dimensions are and what sort of bulb it uses. Will post what I learn.

The first option I linked to is quite a bit larger and mounts vertically. I'd certainly have to cut a bigger hole to install it, which I'd like to avoid.
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your first option has a lens that actually helps point the light downward, sort of like a headlight. the 2nd one is just protection and diffusion for the bulb, no real optics there.
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:15 PM   #7
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I had a similar issue with my '89 Excella. The light fixture at the dump valves was busted. I believe the bulb is non-standard compared to the rest of the lighting in the trailer since I needed to change the bulb at the steps also and had to go looking at RV supply stores. I replaced the complete fixture at the Dump valves. Drill out the rivets. Install new one with rivets or SS screws. Probably should add some caulking
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:21 PM   #8
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You can replace the entire fixture for less than $10.00
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:43 PM   #9
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Does anyone know where the switch is for these lights? Or do they trigger automatically somehow?

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Old 05-10-2016, 06:53 PM   #10
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You can find a direct replacement led assembly at most truck stops. Its like $9
The bulb in yours is a 3 watt bayonet bull. It simply pushes in.
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Does anyone know where the switch is for these lights? Or do they trigger automatically somehow?
Huh ... I just looked for the switch that controls the little light by the stairs, and was unable to find it.

The switches by my door are labeled 'STEP' (which lights the outside lamp over the exterior door) and 'FLOOD' (which I believe lights the lamp above the bay window on the side with the exterior door, though mine isn't functioning right now).

I turned both switches on and probed the stairstep light wires with my voltage tester, and didn't get a signal.

I haven't gotten around to replacing this fixture yet, but it'll be hard to do so if I can't get juice running to it!

Can someone with a working stairstep light in an late-80s Excella let us know definitively where the switch is?

Thanks --
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:51 PM   #12
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My '85 Sovereign step switch operates the over the door light and the light you speak of at the right of the steps in the under belly pan under the rub rail molding.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:26 AM   #13
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Thanks! Must have a wiring problem with mine. Will troubleshoot further ...
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