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Has anyone repaired a loose flex reading light above the dinette? You cannot access it from above. Looks like the rivets need to be drilled out, the backing nut tightened then riveted back in place. If that’s the case, guess I get to buy a rivet gun 🙂  (see attached video)



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This is an easy fix. If you don't already own a rivet gun, drill out the rivets, take the light down, tighten the backing nut (Loctite here?) and put it back up with some one inch #6 screws. You may not even have to un-wire it. The wiring can be accessed from inside the cabinet above. Just lift the rubber mat in the bottom.

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David just fixed the light above my bed. He drilled out the rivets, tightened the nut and used  the blue Loctite to (hopefully) prevent loosening in the future,  and reattached the light using 1/2 inch aluminum rivets (per Oliver).  Paula


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