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N+B Arto 69 (2003) internal light removal

On our Arto one of the lights over the kitchen has had progressively failing problem of the switch, which now has no positive action and which is 'floppy' and does not turn on the light.

My question is how to extract the whole unit? There are no screws on the plate. Does it 'spring' out on clips? - I am relucant to prise too hard unless I know this is the correct method.

Does one have to empty the cupboard above and remove the 'floor' of that cupboard to gain access?


[I have also posted on N+B forum]

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Switches can be common across various makes, a picture would help Geoff.

Mine have a surrounding bezel that springs off to allow access to fixing screws.

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I had the same problem with one of the under kitchen cupboard lights Geoff. Sold the van!!

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More finesse Andy. No wonder your now in a shed on wheels.

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I was anticipating that another Arto owner with the same light would reply



Here is a photo, but i do not think that helps with access to the switch without knowing how the whole light unit comes out.


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Geoff, they look the same as our lights in the Hobby. As I remember they twist anti clock 5* and drop out. Sorta bayonette into a metal frame like smoke detectors.

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I have solved the removal problem for the light.


The original retention design was as I surmised by spring clips.



However, somebody had added screws laterally( different lengths) thus my difficulty in prising the unit out.


Now I can tackle the switch problem.


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hi geoff

it looks similar to 1 i have in my swift

mine is held in with 2 spring clips

i would try pulling on it gently to see if it will pull out i think the light is held in with 2 spring clips that spring out inside the hole


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Where you been? I posted above yours that I had got it out.


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