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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469272

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Dometic themselves are umming and arhhing so far on general enquiry email address.

Their website doesn't even list the model under 'Support'

The manual says of the light merely that it goes off after two minutes if the door's left open. Full stop. (But you have to wonder why that feature is important in the scheme of things!)

Anyone know how I may change it from a very harsh and unpleasant on the eye intense hideously horrible blue LED to a warmer white one, as is the preferred traditional approach for such things?
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469273

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Is there a fault with your fridge light or do you just not like it in general ? Mine doesn't bother me but even if i leave it open 30 seconds the alarm goes off in the fridge if it's left open but when it comes to a night time even though the blue LEDs on the front are bright I just drape a tea towel over the bench over them so the place isn't illuminated !
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469276

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Unless you are very competent in micro electronics leave it alone.
The only way to change it is to remove the blue LED and replace with the colour of your choice, but beware, as soon as you start tampering with the circuit board, there goes the warranty on the fridge !!!!!!!!
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469277

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Sounds like you've done it, though? If so, how?

Dometic, meanwhile, have rather lazily just emailed me a four page PDF with every spare part illustrated on exploded diagrams.
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469278

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BaileyNiggles wrote:
Sounds like you've done it, though? If so, how?

Dometic, meanwhile, have rather lazily just emailed me a four page PDF with every spare part illustrated on exploded diagrams.

Absolutely NOT !!!!

Don't expect Dometic to help you, they will not, and as a Dometic engineer neither would I. It is far too complicated to attempt with the way the circuit boards are made which is why no repairs are ever made to faulty ones.
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469280

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I always thought the internal blue light looked quite cool (no pun intended) Its the fridge control panel LEDs that are annoying... they seem to fully illuminate the caravan at night. Keep forgetting to put some gaffer tape over them!
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469282

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CustardAvenger wrote:
I always thought the internal blue light looked quite cool (no pun intended) Its the fridge control panel LEDs that are annoying... they seem to fully illuminate the caravan at night. Keep forgetting to put some gaffer tape over them!



Tea towel like my example ! :P
It just so happens that mines on the drive and able to show you
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469283

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I dont mind the blue light, but seriously why would it annoy you unless you sit with the fridge door open watching it? I really do think there are more things to worry about in caravan construction than that.
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Thingy wrote:
I dont mind the blue light, but seriously why would it annoy you unless you sit with the fridge door open watching it? I really do think there are more things to worry about in caravan construction than that.

:lol:

I only cover it because where I lie on our bed i face the fridge but once covered the room is blacked out .
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Dometic RMS 8550 fridge - change ghastly blue LED? 6 months 1 week ago #469285

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Ah. You mean the blue panel leds. I thought you meant the blue interior that looks otherworldly.

Yeah, we cover that, and the microwave, and the motion sensor, alde panel, ec panel, tv standby light. No wonder i cant sleep.
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