Dave Solberg

How to Upgrade Your RV Wall Light to 12V

Dave Solberg
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Some RV owners like to go through and upgrade all of their motor home lights with LED lights. If you are finding that the wall lamps in the RV have bad sockets or are loose and flickering, it might be time to considering upgrading to new 12 volt RV wall lights. It is simple to upgrade from the old incandescent bulbs to newer ones that are made of halogen.

The first thing you want to do is shut the power off. If the new RV wall light is not the exact size, this project may require a bit of modification to make the new light fit just right.

Take the old light off the wall and disconnect from all of the wires. Slide the butt connector over the wires. This type of connector is better for this type of electrical work and will offer a strong connection.

Unscrew the pieces from the front of the light to remove the back plate. Then position the back plate on the wall with wires coming through it. Before securing, verify the plate is not too high or low on the wall. Also verify that it is level and up against the wall tight enough.

Connect the light wires through the butt splice and crimp. Once the wires are connected, put the light in place. Turn the fuse back on and test to see if the new RV wall light works. If it does, you are good to go. If not, check to make sure the wires are properly connected and there is power coming to the light. If the RV wall light still does not turn on, further electrical troubleshooting may be necessary.

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