Dometic lights

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  1. BusyBuilder

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    My Hymer has a roof vent with 4 lights in it, they are Dometic round G4 halogen. I'm swapping the bulbs for 1.5w LEDS but when I removed the standard halogen bulb from the fitting I cannot get the LED bulb back into the small holes in the connector block
    The wires/prongs will not go back into the very small plastic holder and neither will the original bulb. It's as if the holes no longer line up inside the connector block. So now we have no lights in the roof vent.

    Any ideas ?
     
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    There will be quite a bit of resistance as the pins are pushed in.
    I cant see any way the connector holes can move out of alignment.
     
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    I had this very prob when replacing my bulbs recently. I haven't got a Hymer, but can appreciate the problem. It's a damn fiddly job. The prongs seem too close together to fit into the connector.
    I put a 'set' in one of the prongs on the bulb with long-nose pliers. This obviously has to be done with extreme care in case you fracture the glass.
    With the prongs slightly further apart, it made the fit a bit easier.

    Hope this helps,
    James
     
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    I'v replaced 15 of these bulbs around the MH, but the problem is with the Dometic lights, the prongs only go in about 2 mm then they hit a solid block. I've tried 3 or 4 times and it's the same with all 4 lights.
    It's as if something has blocked the holes, but I can't see what.
     
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