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Old 11-05-2016, 06:26 PM
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outside porch light-bulb replacement



So the amber bulb burnt out on the light above the door. It is a dual light. Switch for amber and then on the control panel a switch for the flood light. Four screws are suppose to hold the lens on. I took them off and tried to remove the lens but could not get it to come off. I then though maybe the silicon around the fixture needed to be cut but I didn't get anywhere with that either. Was afraid I'd break it. Any tips? Attach is a pic, forgot to get one but maybe you can zoom in and see the light enough to solve the riddle.
 
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:29 PM
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Plenty of chatter on the Internet as to how hard it is to get the lens off and no special advice. It is caulked into place?

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On a couple of mine I used a small screwdriver wedged between the lens and fixture to give me some leverage.
 
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:00 PM
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Mine was held on with the Butyl Putty, besides the screws. I actually replaced mine with one that had a switch on the bottom of it so not to attract bugs when all I needed was the one by the step. If I wanted more light by the door just flip the switch on the light.
 
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:37 PM
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Oh boy, I did try to pry it loose. I guess I was on the right track. Better make sure I have a replacement before I attempt again as I will probably break it then.


It is caulked into place.
 
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Old 11-06-2016, 01:38 AM
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My favorite pry tool is wide blade Buck knife. The blade gets in places a screw driver blade can't and it is strong so it doesn't break easily. Also cheap.
 
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Think I will attempt again after I locate a replacement just in case.
 
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Where did you mount the fold switch?
 
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If your asking me this is the style of light that I changed to with the switch underneath and easy to get to from the door as you enter/ exit.

https://www.amazon.com/Peterson-Manu...Switch+-+Clear
 
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so I think I finally found the light that I currently have installed over the door.


Found it on ebay. Looks like I should just be able to slide a knife under and get it eventually come apart. At least I know what brand it is to replace the lens..or at least I think this it.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Rv-Campe...lTa9rM&vxp=mtr
 
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Just be gentle and all will be fine.

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