"Are you sure that price is correct?"

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  1. Johnnyb

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    The awning light on our Chausson has stopped working, changed the bulb but still kaput! Here is the offending item.

    image.jpg Just out of interest I decided to get a price to replace the whole unit rather than get the circuit tester out. I emailed a Chausson dealer and got a quick reply with the price, £216.40. I've not got back to them yet but I'm hoping the decimal point is being mischievous.
     
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    Sounds like it's the real price. We paid £50 for a Chausson shower strip of plastic.
     
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    Maybe a fuse has blown if there's no power to the unit ?
     
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    Do you have a panel inside that turns off the supply to the awning light, you may have turned the power off inadvertently and not realised!
     
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    Yep, did this two years ago. Bought new bulb and of course it still didn't work till someone pointed out the switch which must have been switched off by a coat hanger.
    Ray
     
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    Fuse is fine and yes it's switched on at the control panel and the switch itself lights up still. When I take the awning light cover off the bulb is a u shaped fluorescent type with a small printed circuit board to power it. Everything looks ok but I'm guessing the board could have a dry joint or faulty component.
     
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    Check Awning lights in the caktanks site, almost indentical a whole lot cheaper
     
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    Alternative suggestion...

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    JJ :cool:
     
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    LOL !!
    I bought 6 panels and had change of a tenner last year.. Used them in a few different applications..
     
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    It's similar but not the same. There are two or three which do look like the Chausson light but are different models when compared side by side. (y)
     
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    As suggested by Jaws, the best way forward is to convert it to LED. Massively cheaper to buy and is much less power hungry
     
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    Yep, that's probably what I'll be doing.
     
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    I sold the Chausson and bought a Hymer to save on spares costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I did a similar job on an Autotrail, but replaced the works with a "cob" led strip, stuck on a piece of bent ally . Very bright light, virtually no power consumption, and all hidden behind the lens.
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    I did something similar on my rapido light. It is a long thin one so just replaced the 5 dim bulbs with an LED strip, I can actually see things with it now.
     
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