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I just bought a Rockwood 8265WS from my brother and want to upgrade the lighting to LED bulbs. I can't seem to get the covers off easily for the lights over the dinette and couch. I suspect it is easy but don't want to force the issue and break something so seeking some advice. Any help would be appreciated.
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Is there any chance that you can post a photo of what they look like?

If they're small round disks, there are 2 possibilities:

1, you have to rotate it until there's an opening in the lip and then pull down
2, just pull hard

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If I can't figure it out this afternoon I will take some photos and post them.

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Use this photo posting link
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Posted: 01/18/21 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We replaced our bulbs with LED's this summer in our FR. On our covers you have to push them back a little before you pull the cover off.

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I haven't been able to get them off yet. Here is a pic...[image] It "may" have an LED in it now, I just can't tell at the moment.

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Did you try twisting the silver object at the bottom of the light?


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Campinfan - That's the way it works on our Flagstaff, the other style has slide tops

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That was my first try, but it is ether so tight or loctite on that it won't come off with easy attempts. I may have to use pliers but I really don't want to leave marks and it is rounded enough to not let me use my pliers with plastic guards.
Thanks all for the suggestions.
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I seem to recall having to put some upward force on the dome which releases enough pressure on the bottom cap to get it unscrewed. Otherwise use some sort of thin rubber (like a jar cap grip) to assist or put between some goose neck pliers. A strap type wrench might also work without maring up the nut cap.


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