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Old 11-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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I have two small basement lights that keep blowing bulbs: one in the utility bay, and one in the chassis fuse bay located in the front driver basement door. I put in a bulb, and it immediately burns out. The 1414 bulb is small and difficult to find (have to order online) Any idea what would be making these 2 fixtures always do this? The other fixture using 1414 (also in the utility bay) is just fine.

The 1414 bulb fixtures are small. I was thinking about replacing them with larger fixtures (with brighter bulbs!)
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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I have two small basement lights that keep blowing bulbs: one in the utility bay, and one in the chassis fuse bay located in the front driver basement door. I put in a bulb, and it immediately burns out. The 1414 bulb is small and difficult to find (have to order online) Any idea what would be making these 2 fixtures always do this? The other fixture using 1414 (also in the utility bay) is just fine.

The 1414 bulb fixtures are small. I was thinking about replacing them with larger fixtures (with brighter bulbs!)
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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Why dont you replace it with an LED replacement.
Do a search for LED light bulbs and you will find some useful info & links for purchasing them.
Seems to me that an LED bulb would be perfect for your use.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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Same experience - I don't have a clue why these bulbs in particular have such a short lifespan, not to mention they are difficult to find. Maybe an LED or another more common incandescent bulb/fixture is indicated for a replacement.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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Are you sure that the bulb is going out when the compartment door is closed--if not that will cause it turn burn out much quicker, as well as being a drain on the chassis battery.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:58 AM   #6
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The bulbs go out as soon as I put them into the fixtures, so I'm wondering if something is wrong with the wiring to the fixtures. They shine for about 1.5 secs, then turn dark grey and die. If I replace the fixture, I wonder if the problematic wiring will continue to be an issue.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:10 AM   #7
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Mark;

I had the same problem. I found a switch was not adjusted correctly and the affected lights were on all the time. Fixed the switch and now lights are OK.

Also Mark, I notice you do not have any Winnebago Karma. Just request some and it will be our pleasure to fix you up.

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Old 11-12-2008, 03:38 PM   #8
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How can a "misadjusted switch" cause anything and how do you adjust a switch?
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