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ArubaBound2011

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Door Handle Light
« on: May 22, 2017, 02:57:56 PM »
Was wondering if anyone can help, I have a 2016 Itasca Cambria 27k and the door handle to come into the coach doesn't light, does anyone know how this is suppose to come on? And what type of bulb it takes? Thanks

Kevin Means

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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 03:42:36 PM »
Mine's a 2011 and it turns on with the porch light. I took it apart a few years ago, because I was replacing all the coach's bulbs with LEDs. (It was working fine) Once I got it apart, I saw that it already had an LED. Duh!

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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 03:53:00 PM »
Did it light up before?  Mine doesn't light, but has the clear handle.  I always figured I would put one in.
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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 05:10:47 PM »
Like Kev said the door handle lights along with the porch light when keyless entry is activated, if keyless entry is an option on your model it could be prewired.
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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 07:03:33 PM »
I've seen a post either in here or 'that other' (inferior) RV forum about how to replace the LED in lighted grab handles.  Looked easy enough.

I googled 'replace led in lighted RV grab handle'.  Lots of information there.  Looks like the LED with an integrated resistor (necessary if you want it to last) are under $15.
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 11:49:37 PM »
Did it ever work?  Mine is clear but has no lighting. Not all door handles light.
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ArubaBound2011

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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
I just bought it never seen it light but looks like a bulb is inside the handle if anyone knows the bulb part number would help alot ,the information you all provide is so helpful what a great forum, thank you

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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 11:19:24 AM »
Ironically I was out with friends this weekend and one of them asked if my Gulfstream handle lit up. We think there might be a bulb in there so I plan on trying to take it off this weekend to see if it can be replaced. I will let you know what I find.

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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 11:30:42 AM »
My door handle lights up, but the aggravating part is it only comes on with that really bright porch light above the door. One of these days i'm gonna sort out the wiring and put the handle light on it's own switch. I don't want to disable the porch light all together, as it may be needed someday.
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Re: Door Handle Light
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 07:52:43 PM »
The "bulb" is most likely a little assembly of an LED and dropping resistor.  To my amazement the LED in my door handle started flickering a couple of years ago and I finally replaced the LED with a part from my electronic junk box. LED's are dirt cheap on fleabay.
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