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Old 02-28-2020, 06:35 PM   #1
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How to remove/replace step light

We have a 2016 Bambi 22FB and love it! I have noticed the small exterior light just aft of the door is not working. How do I gain access to replace or upgrade the bulb?
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:38 PM   #2
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You do know that it’s on a separate switch inside the trailer. Gotta check the easy solutions first.
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Old 02-29-2020, 06:25 AM   #3
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It is. Funny, you'd think the switch next to the door would be for the outside light but they're swapped. I've noticed the outside light is getting dimmer and dimmer. It still comes on but not enough light to see by.
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Old 02-29-2020, 06:34 AM   #4
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I don’t have experience with the light in question. Have you tried a simple pry tool to see if it just clips on? Shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out if it clips. I wouldn’t think it’s accessible from the inside.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:52 AM   #5
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How to remove/replace step light

No separate bulb to replace, need to replace the whole assembly.

Chrome bezel snaps on and is held in place by two small indents at either end.

Main assembly with LED screws into trailer skin.

Haven’t installed, so can’t say what the hole in the skin looks like. Assuming the use of a barrel crimp to connect to the trailer wiring. And sealant .

Purchased at Airstream HQ but can’t find receipt.

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Thanks for confirming, Greg!
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No separate bulb to replace, need to replace the whole assembly.

Chrome bezel snaps on and is held in place by two small indents at either end.

Main assembly with LED screws into trailer skin.

Haven’t installed, so can’t say what the hole in the skin looks like. Assuming the use of a barrel crimp to connect to the trailer wiring. And sealant .

Purchased at Airstream HQ but can’t find receipt.

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I replaced this on our first rig. What I remember is there was precious little wiring coming thru the skin to attach the replacement. Maybe you’ll have more!
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Thanks Greg

I appreciate the solution. Ordering today!
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Can someone give me the dimensions of that light? The lens on my 2002 Classic is yellowed and cracking (and NLA). I think I can mount that light vertically and it would cover the hole.

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Can someone give me the dimensions of that light?
3” x 1.25”

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Not certain how to access the bulbs.

I too had a similar problem with the light in the external door handle. Problem was determined to be the wire connections at the on/off switch. I believe that the wires at many of the switches become loose as the factory workers don't take the original installation care you would otherwise expect from the iconic Airstream brand. Don't get me wrong, I love my rig. That said, I had to fix many little and not so little issues to really make it mine.
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Not certain how to access the bulbs.

I too had a similar problem with the light in the external door handle. Problem was determined to be the wire connections at the on/off switch. I believe that the wires at many of the switches become loose as the factory workers don't take the original installation care you would otherwise expect from the iconic Airstream brand. Don't get me wrong, I love my rig. That said, I had to fix many little and not so little issues to really make it mine.


Are you venting, asking a question, or answering original OP? Or maybe a combo of everything? Not certain.
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