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Old 07-30-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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Step / porch light

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I can't figure out how to remove the assembly from side of the AS without damaging something...

It appears I will need a new one to replace it with once removed.

I look forward to your advice.

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Old 07-31-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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CW,
Got a picture of the light in question?
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Yes, Top...sorry it turned sideways. The left is the upside in the pic
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OK, I see now. I think those are referred to as "docking" lights or "courtesy" lights.
Tape around it with two layers of blue or green painter's tape to protect the skin from when a tool slips. (it happens) Then take the screws out, use a plastic razor blade or other pointed plastic tool to cut the sealant and separate the light from the skin. If it is very tough, heat it with a heat gun or hold a rag soaked with mineral spirits over it for a while to soften the sealant. If the sealant is Acryl-R or Parbond, mineral spirits won't work very well.
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Heat gun and mineral spirits NOT at the same time.
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Is there a reason to remove it? I was going to change mine too, but decided it was easier to buy a new cover and upgrade the bulb to LED. The minimal heat from the LED will prevent the lens cover from yellowing and melting.
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I installed an LED bulb in the existing lamp housing.
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I did the LED thing, too, using one of these I think. It works perfectly, throwing far more light where we need it than I expected.

Of course the OP might be replacing it because the fixture is bad, or something like that... an LED won't help with that problem.
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The fixture is still "serviceable"... For now. I was going to replace because there is some corrosion which is why I sealed around it... To get more time before replacing. I cleaned out the socket...replaced bulb last year.

I need to get another lens/cover and LED before proceeding.

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Is there a reason to remove it? I was going to change mine too, but decided it was easier to buy a new cover and upgrade the bulb to LED. The minimal heat from the LED will prevent the lens cover from yellowing and melting.
Where can I get replacement lens covers for theses lights?
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I don't have the info with me, but when I can get to my PC, I'll get it for you.
Meanwhile, you might check vintagetrailersupply.com


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Here it is:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...messages/24974


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Here's the direct link for just the lens

http://www.rvautoparts.com/Fastners-...28_p_7974.html

And for the entire fixture:

http://www.rvautoparts.com/Fastners-...27_p_7975.html


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Here's the direct link for just the lens

http://www.rvautoparts.com/Fastners-...28_p_7974.html

And for the entire fixture:

http://www.rvautoparts.com/Fastners-...27_p_7975.html


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Thanks for the lead on where to purchase the lens. I ordered 2 from them, total $19.13 including mailing.
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