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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dome Light Fire Hazzard

I picked up some LED dome light bulbs this week from SmartMadness. When I went to replace the bulb, I found this.

Kind of scary to think this was going on right over my dome light.

This was in a 2013 ED for your reference.


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I wonder what that duct tape and foam is even doing up there? There's nothing flammable above my dome light.
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Looks like someone was messing around there. That looks like a piece of ductape melting.


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Not a smart feature, appears mod gone bad?

Previous owner using a little "go fast" duck tape and bailing wire?
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Is that what fried your inverter and battery????
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Is that what fried your inverter and battery????


That must have been it!


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That must have been it!
Wrong answer - deny, deny, deny.

Lucky that CSI didn't investigate your warranty claim . . .
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Wrong answer - deny, deny, deny.

Lucky that CSI didn't investigate your warranty claim . . .
I was thinking they should have repaired that damage too. I guess it could have gone either way, either denied warranty or repaired under warranty....
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My guess is that they didn't know?

Guess you could bring it up to the smart Center suggesting that they need to replace some burned wires? Probably not ...
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I'll bet that someone put a higher output bulb in the dome light either as a replacement for a burned out bulb or possibly to give a brighter light. Or the bulb could have ignorantly been replaced with the incorrect "wattage" of bulb. At any rate a larger bulb that created more heat was in there at one time and possibly left on for too long. Those little air vents on both sides of the 451 dome light were put in there for a reason. If a person were to install an aircraft landing light bulb on their dome light, they should have installed a fan on it. Chris just install the proper bulb or better yet an LED and you will be okay. DCO
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