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Old 06-23-2022, 01:30 PM   #1
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1383 Bulbs

My 2007 Sunny 2499 came equipped with four small accent lights with 1383 bulbs installed. Right from the beginning they never worked reliably. They came on sometimes, but mostly did not. Now I know 15 years ago was probably the time to be asking if there was/is a better replacement blub. But my wife never really used these lights and so they have been mostly something I hang my hat on. So is there a better bulb for these?

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That style of lamp base does tend to have ratty connections. Amazon has LED replacements that will use less current and run cooler. A light coating of Vaseline on the base will help reduce the amount of tarnishing, which is often the cause of those poor connections.
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Hi Bob,

I'm assuming you are referring to the flood lights over the bed and in the back of the camper?

While the bulb can have it's issue, I can tell you, the switch on the fixture stinks. The switch is so cheap, it does not make contact, it so hit or miss. Have you checked the socket is getting power?

I just finished restoring a 2007 T289SR and all 4 switches were bad. My friend reported the same thing you are, they never turn on right so we changed them out and now his lights work.

This is a fixture issue in his case. The switch was super cheap all plastic and just plain was a bad setup. It seems the 2006/2007's may be more prone to the switch issues. I know the 2004's have had switch issues too, just not as bad at the last 2007 I helped with on. The fixture supplier may have changed.

I replaced the switches with these Gardner Bender off of Amazon. Seems the price has stayed the same since March when I bought mine. The pricing for this switch is all over the map.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rch_asin_title

Hope this helps

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PS. if you go to LED, check the wiring polarity on the fixture. It might have to be changed to make the LED work. The incandescent did not care what polarity they are. They have been hooked wrong at times, but it did not matter on the old bulbs.
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Thanks John. I had such faith in Sunline...nothing could go wrong. But in fact, they were as vulnerable to their suppliers' failings as any other mfg.

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I ordered them. Thanks again John

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Good local hardware store should have those switches also.
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