interior lights on t3 camper ,can i change em ?

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interior lights on t3 camper ,can i change em ?

Postby stillcool67 » 19 Nov 2017, 16:47

the original interior standard little lights are cracked rusted the usual dont work anymore,,,, 86 , t3 camper,, is it possible for me to fit other 12 volt interior lights using the same wires ,, obviously with added on/off switch?,, and any sugestions on cool lights ?
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Re: interior lights on t3 camper ,can i change em ?

Postby dubdog&max » 20 Nov 2017, 10:38

I would suggest that if most folk on here have to repair or replace their interior lights they go down the LED route. Well I did, anyway.

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Postby CovKid » 22 Nov 2017, 06:59

Never found those little interior lights any use whatsoever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0DQnM1A8C0
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Re: interior lights on t3 camper ,can i change em ?

Postby stillcool67 » 09 Dec 2017, 11:40

do i just wire led lights to existing interior light wireing ?
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Postby slowcoach » 09 Dec 2017, 20:36

Yep !
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Re: interior lights on t3 camper ,can i change em ?

Postby Jim San » 12 Dec 2017, 10:43

stillcool67 wrote:do i just wire led lights to existing interior light wireing ?



It's very easy and cheap, yes use existing wiring

My interior lights all started failing, the rocker type switch mainly + the festoon bulb was dim and power hungry compared to LED.

I bought some slim cob festoon bulb replacements from ebay. I took all the old stuff out (the bulb, connectors and switch mechanism (because mine were knacked) and I fitted the flat led in its place. I also found some new on/off rocker switch which I fitted into the ends of the plastic diffuser (this was the trickiest bit but still easy enough, I carefully measured the rectangular dims of the switch, marked these onto the diffuser and using the finest drill I had, I drilled around the rectangular shape and cut the hole, a little file and it it popped. I was worried about it breaking but it worked really well!
I did post pics on here a couple of years ago showing the result but don't knwo where they are now.

You can buy led festoon bulb replacements but I thought they were still a bit too small for the job and procey compared to ones I found. The light I get off mine now is great, we have 3 in place and thats sufficient. I also made a much larger one to go into the where the air vents go but this turned out to be WAY too bright for regular use.
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