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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 16:38 Thread Starter
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Dethleff Esprit RT 6617 Replacement of the HEKI 3 Blackout/Flysreen system.

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I have the replacement parts and Dometic Heki instructions, I have removed the inner frame screws and started to lower it but Dethleff have fitted a wooden surround with 4 spot lights all around the Heki sunroof and this is trapping the inner frame.
How does the wood remove, removing one light lens reveals beneath the bulb a rivet holding the reflector,the chrome ring on the outside of the lamp which is the outer body of the lamp is resisting my efforts to carefully pull it down.

Any suggestions please.
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I am afraid I have no idea but I always work on the theory that a man has put it together so a man can take it apart !!!!

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Correct Mrplodd but there are 2 ways and I am treading carefully.
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Hi,
Update should anyone have the same problem removing the plinth.
I contacted Dethleffs Customer Service in Germany who advised to remove the lamps and remove the exposed screws I gave more force to removing the lights and they came out the main electric (12v) cable is to the rear and you only need to half undo the 4 screws that end, remove the 4 screws the opposite end lower the plinth onto your head to balance it while you can remove Dometic inner frame with your 2 hands by turning it about and it drops through the plinth (remove all screws from the inner frame before lowering the plinth) if you keep 2 plinth screws in your mouth you can then refix the plinth temporarily with out disturbing any wiring while you replace the Dometic Fly Screen in the inner frame, a second person to help when replacing the inner frame and plinth is handy.

The problem to me with the lamps is that they are held in place by 2 steel spring tensioned prongs which dig into the wood of the plinth hole as you extract them, they are riveted to the lamp and 1 broke of but was repairable.
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