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Old 07-06-2021, 09:02 AM   #1
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Ceiling Light with Mind of its Own

The fluorescent ceiling light in our 99 Excella will usually come on with the switch but blinks off after a few minutes. Bulbs are new. Is this a fixture problem (starter, for example) or a wiring connection problem? Would a new fixture solve the problem?

We have a similar problem with the (incandescent) fixture in the shower.

All other fixtures work fine.
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I would bet it is a bad Ballast

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The fluorescent ceiling light in our 99 Excella will usually come on with the switch but blinks off after a few minutes. Bulbs are new. Is this a fixture problem (starter, for example) or a wiring connection problem? Would a new fixture solve the problem?

We have a similar problem with the (incandescent) fixture in the shower.

All other fixtures work fine.

Fluorescent s need the Ballast to work and when they go bad they give all kinds of problems, the most common being short tube life. Switching to LEDs will fix that problem, by bypassing the ballast.


Here is a link to a video that shows how to do it.
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