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Changing light bulb in Hobby 1016

I CANNOT get my fingers close enough to insert a new bulb. It took forever to get the old one out, but inserting the new seems to be impossible. Is there an easy way to do this? I would gladly remove the casing but cannot see how to do this either. Thanks for you help.

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  • corley46 Dec 01, 2008

    This is definitely a design flaw that needs to be fixed. Thanks for your reply.



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I called my son in for help, and he managed to get the bulb in. There is no solution other than struggling with the blasted thing. Not a good design.

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