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Post by crisp on Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:56 am

I am sure I've opened the ceiling light before but for the life of me I cant remember how. The rocker switch seems tone playing up and I wanted to check connections. Can anyone remind me how to access it please?
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:24 am

Is it one of these?

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If so it has three tabs at 120 deg, one at the switch point, gently press/lever and it will pop out. From memory the switch itself is encased and not accessible. My similar lights are occasionally reluctant to switch too.

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Post by crisp on Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:19 pm

Thats it, thanks Ploughlin. Maybe live with a dodgy switch
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Post by gassygassy on Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 am

These ceiling light switches annoy me. Would you buy a house with switches on the ceiling? I have written and article for MMM about rewiring them to a wall light switch. I have done this in the washroom and next to the bed headrest. One salesman trying to sell me a motorhome said 'its got four travel seat belts so you can take the grand children'. I looked in the washroom, saw the ceiling light switch and said 'well the grand children cannot reach the light switches so it isn't a family motorhome and I'm not buying it'.
If you know how to do a bit of wiring, just bypass the silly light switch and fit a proper one on the wall at elbow height where you would expect a light switch to be.
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Post by inspiredron on Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:52 pm

The challenge is to route the wires of course!

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Post by gassygassy on Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:53 pm

If you cannot hide the wire, use the oval shaped mains wire and superglue it to the wall. It  looks fine to my way of thinking. I wouldn't use red and black loudspeaker wire or round 2 core but the oval stuff with one of its flat sides stuck to the white wall disappears from view quite quickly. The other thing to do is to choose a nice light switch. I hate seeing domestic house light switches and mains sockets in caravans / motorhomes, they just don't look right. For the best choice go to one of the huge aircraft hangars that pass for DIY shops in France or Spain. They make our B&Q look like a corner sweet shop.
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Post by crisp on Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:10 am

Thanks for the advice on re switching
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Post by gassygassy on Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:02 am

If anyone wants a copy of my article I wrote for MMM on the subject of fitting light switches to walls you can pm me and I'll send it to you.
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