The guy that designed this is a sadist. The got the hinge screws out by yanking with a pair of needle nose pliers. Chewed the screw heads up nicely.
Now I'm struggling with getting the screw covers off the canopy. What is wrong with this people at RS? I've got two out. The rest seem to be cemented on and the screwdriver keeps slipping out of the slot and scratching the underside of the hood while at the same time tearing up the screw cover and pry slot opening.
One question for the gurus...
After I got the ballast in, I fired the lights on to test them and note the order of the bulbs. The blues and whites were all messed up after trying to figure out initially if it was the bulbs or ballasts.
Anyway... I tried hot swapping the bulbs while they were lit and guess what? The two two rear bulbs I had an issue with initially stopped firing. Fuggggg. So I had a second spare ballast. Popped that in, all was good.
For grins... Since everything was apart I put the first replacement ballast back in. All the bulbs fired again.
Is that a major no no with T5's to swap them while lit?