Are you having struggles removing the cover on your RV’s interior light? In this article, we’ll walk you through some easy-to-follow steps to accomplish such a task.
The common qualm experienced by RV owners goes like this:
“The interior light in my RV has burned out and I need to have it replaced as soon as I can, but the cover won’t come off.”
A multitude of questions on how to remove RV interior light covers had flooded forums for quite some time now. This had led to answers that suggest methods that may cause damage, like sticking a pocket knife to the side to pop it off.
We understand that it can be particularly difficult since space is limited, but how should it be done exactly? If using sharp objects aren’t allowed, what should be used? Will this require the assistance of a professional? Can this be done by yourself?
In this article, we’ll learn more about how to remove RV interior light covers the easy and safe way, particularly for LED light.
You may enlist the help of a mechanic when removing the light covers since they already know how to work around it. You can also do it on your own, but if you have no experience with this, take extra care. Additionally, you want to do additional research as well.
There are many types of covers, and they are attached to the base of the lighting fixture in several ways. If you have no idea what the type is, you have to prepare the following tools:
- Flathead screwdriver
- Plastic trim tool
- Phillip screwdriver
- Putty/ butter knife (avoid using knives that can easily puncture the fixture)
- Gloves and cleaning equipment
How to Remove RV Interior Light Covers?
Once you’re all set, simply follow these steps:
1. Conduct a Perimeter Check
Check the edges of the interior light fixture with your flashlight. Look for slots where you can place a flathead screw or a plastic trim tool. Also, try to find what attaches the cover to the base of the light since some covers are slides or snap-on types.
2. Apply Pressure
Some covers are removed by applying pressure on the opposite sides. However, you need to consider the condition of the fixture. Is it old? Is the plastic material flexible, or has it turned brittle? Does it already have cracks? If it is anything but firm, we recommend you avoid putting too much pressure on the sides. Old covers tend to break easily.
Once you figured out how to remove the cover, go over the process again and analyze how it works. This way, the next time you may need to replace the busted interior light, you won’t have to worry anymore.
3. Start with the Cleanup
Finish the work by cleaning the fixture so no dirt and gunk can get stuck inside it while you were doing your repairs.
We hope this tutorial worked well for you, and that you got that hassle out of your hair. Now that you have experience removing the interior light covers like that of puck lights and replacing your busted light, you can return the favor by lending us some feedback. We’d love to know how to be of better assistance.