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Post by woody123 on Fri May 05, 2017 6:53 pm

Hi All, I am wanting to change my 240 volt hook up socket on my legend. The old one has lost its cover and was very brittle. I took out the 4 screws and thought it would just ease out. No such luck. It seems firmly stuck in place. i am worried that i will damage the fibreglass if I push a screw driver down to far between the van and the socket.  into place. are there any other screws from the inside holding it in. I was hoping to complete the job from the outside only as I can't see an easy way to get at it from the inside. I would be grateful for any advice or guidance.
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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by -mojo- on Fri May 05, 2017 6:57 pm

I've never done a change on a Legend, but when I did one on a Flair, A/S had put a sealant mastic around it before installing. It may help to use a hairdryer around it to apply moderate heat, as this should make the mastic (if that is what is holding it in) softer.
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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by mikethebike on Fri May 05, 2017 7:17 pm

It can be done on the outside  only. -mojo- may be right about sealant holding it in.

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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri May 05, 2017 7:38 pm

You might need to release the cable inside to allow it the box to move out, cable is quite stiff.

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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by bikeralw on Fri May 05, 2017 7:47 pm

I replaced mine for the same reason last year. Yes, there are only four screws holding it from the outside. It's likely to be just the sealant that's holding it. On mine after removing the screws I slid a fine craft knife round the joint as I pulled at the socket. When it came out there was a good foot of cable to allow for easy connection of the new socket.
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Great advice.

Post by woody123 on Fri May 05, 2017 8:12 pm

Thanks All, I shall give the hairdryer a go and see if it loosen the socket. I'm really hoping there is a foot of cable the other side to help me. I shall attempt next weekend now as planning to get off in the sunshine to Worcestershire. Thanks again.
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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by Gromit on Fri May 05, 2017 9:16 pm

Cheese wire might work even better than a craft knife Al.

Never done it myself, but it sounds feasible.

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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by -mojo- on Fri May 05, 2017 10:22 pm

There was plenty of slack on the cable when I did mine (for the same reason as everyone else!).

With the new one (and with the one on the current van) I took the advice of someone on here and used Velcro "coins" stuck in place so that I could hold it shut without having to use the plastic edge clips - because they always seem to break off after a few years when used in the cold.
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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by bikeralw on Fri May 05, 2017 10:25 pm

It was only about a 5mm deep bond all round Dave, anything more and yes I may have resorted to the cheese wire option. By the way, I've heard of folk who cut through sealant with dental floss, never tried it myself though..
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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by Peter Brown on Mon May 08, 2017 5:50 pm

Gromit wrote:Cheese wire might work even better than a craft knife Al.

Never done it myself, but it sounds feasible.

Do you remember what a 'putty knife looks like'? I don't think you can get them now but mine is first in line for breaking seals, sometimes warmed a little first.

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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by Gromit on Mon May 08, 2017 5:56 pm

Peter Brown wrote:
Gromit wrote:Cheese wire might work even better than a craft knife Al.

Never done it myself, but it sounds feasible.

Do you remember what a 'putty knife looks like'?  I don't think you can get them now but mine is first in line for breaking seals, sometimes warmed a little first.
The handle on mine has seen better days, but the blade is still perfect. Must get around to making it a new handle one day - the list is never ending! shrugg  Whistle1

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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by logburner on Mon May 08, 2017 8:09 pm

Could try a good quality wallpaper scraper, sharpened up a bit, and pushed down between the grp, and plastic piece you are removing.
Hope you free it up ok.  up!lol4


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Re: Change Hook up socket

Post by Guest on Mon May 08, 2017 8:19 pm

I changed mine today i used a craft knife and slid blade behind socket to cut mastic, what i did find could only put terminal cover on from inside MH
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