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See link which shows the fitting with about 50mm of tails which terminate in bullet connectors. You should be able to fish the cables out and then pull the bullet connectors apart.

If not just cut the red wire near the light fitting and tape the live end to the black wire so that the end of the red wire is covered by tape. Separately tape the end of the red wire going into the fitting
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See link which shows the fitting with about 50mm of tails which terminate in bullet connectors. You should be able to fish the cables out and then pull the bullet connectors apart.

If not just cut the red wire near the light fitting and tape the live end to the black wire so that the end of the red wire is covered by tape. Separately tape the end of the red wire going into the fitting
Thanks kabundi - I really appreciate these idiot-proof instructions.

I suspected the other wire would have the same bullet end, but I just can't get it free.
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Thought this had gone this morning....

I'd emailed my dealer previously n they came back with disconnecting the red bullet end - which sounds easy enough, and would save any bother soldering a new one in but...

Having eventually got the plastic sleeve rolled back I find it's not just a push-pull connection, or doesn't seem to be. And might involve fiddling with a screwdriver on metal while it's still possible to turn the lights on with the switch. Is that safe?
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Hard to see what type of connector it is. I still think it should pull apart. You could try it with two pairs of pliers.

With the light switched off there is no problem working at the connection with a screwdriver. Just make sure that you donít touch any nearby metal with the screwdriver. (I donít see any in the photo)

If you do get it apart make sure that you insulate or tape the blue cable end and any exposed metal before you put the lamp back into position.

On the assumption that you will have to replace the fitting any way then my previous suggestion of cutting the red wire is still valid, if you canít get the connector apart. Again ensure the blue wire and exposed metal is taped up.

There is probably a bullet connector on the black wire too, still hidden inside the roof. Disconnecting it would have the same effect. Again ensure no exposed connections before you assemble everything.

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Thought this had gone this morning....

I'd emailed my dealer previously n they came back with disconnecting the red bullet end - which sounds easy enough, and would save any bother soldering a new one in but...

Having eventually got the plastic sleeve rolled back I find it's not just a push-pull connection, or doesn't seem to be. And might involve fiddling with a screwdriver on metal while it's still possible to turn the lights on with the switch. Is that safe?
Unless you can see a trace of solder in the connection, I agree with KB it should pull apart, and yes a little force will be needed.

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Yes they are designed to 'pull' apart but often I have to resort to inserting a flat blade screwdriver in the pinched slot just to prise open slightly the female bullet receptor.
You can always pinch it up again if putting a new bullet does not result in a snug fit.

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Thanks all, I'll give that a go when I get back to the van.

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I did that and, using a screwdriver as Ray suggested, I was able to get it apart.

Thank you so much all for giving me the confidence to do that - I'll be a much happier bunny without that strobing light!
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