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Old 26-11-2011, 10:29   #1
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Overhead Lighting Woes

We have the usual overhead lights with the wedge bases. I am constantly having to thump them to get them to work. I clean the socket, and it helps. But there has to be a better solution. Maybe even rewiring the fixture with a different base style. I don't want to do that though if it won't change things
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Old 26-11-2011, 11:02   #2
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Re: overhead lighting woes

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We have the usual overhead lights with the wedge bases.........
I don't know what the "usual" ones are or what a "wedge base" is, but I assume these are 12V lights. If they are incandescents and you're considering replacements, I'd consider the LEDs as they will require about a tenth of the amperage. There are a number of suppliers, but I found some great prices on EBay.
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Re: Overhead Lighting Woes

I have some LEDs and I have to thump them from time to time. Yep they are 12 volt, wedge base is the one with the small wires bent around the base of the bulb and wedge into the socket
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Re: Overhead Lighting Woes

Try a light coating of conductive paste (like No-Ox-ID A Special) on the contacts.
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Re: Overhead Lighting Woes

If it's because of corrosion, I'd try a putting some non conductive grease in the socket (lanolin grease is what I use). I do this with the exposed sockets and connectors on my 4x4 to stop mud and water getting in and causing problems and it seems to work
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