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Removing fluorescent tubes

Post by Rob101 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:19 pm

Hello, just bought out first motorhome, a 1991 Autosleeper legend and are just at the stage of exploring it and starting to do the simple jobs. I've just gone to replace a few of the 12v florescent tubes with replacement f8/t5 tubes and I feel a bit daft having to ask especially in my first post, but how do you remove them? I thought you'd just have to pull back the tube holder a bit to release them, as in a domestic house type light, but everything seems fixed solid. Any help will be much appreciated
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Re: Removing fluorescent tubes

Post by Paulmold on Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:41 pm

Turn tube 90 degrees first. Then slide from end cap.

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Re: Removing fluorescent tubes

Post by Rob101 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:53 pm

Thanks Paul, that makes sense. They are very stiff, with the age I suppose, but will give a bit more of a determined twist in the morning in the daylight
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Post by Rob101 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:13 pm

Tried twisting them as suggested and replaced them easily thanks. Wouldn't have had the nerve to use the force necessary if I hadn't been told !!
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:21 pm

Glad to be of service. Does take nerve the first time, you certainly don't want one to shatter.

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