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Old 02-22-2015, 09:50 AM   #15
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Always make sure you tell tech not to cut any wires when foxing your rear lights. He must know which or fiber optic wires. I did my research first so when they checked our rear lights I was specific!
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:51 AM   #16
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Darn fingers lol can't type will lol sorry
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:18 PM   #17
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I destoyed mine before I knew what they were. The good is that there is no place to leak up front where the indicators were.

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Old 02-22-2015, 06:39 PM   #18
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The "expensive" fiber optic repair would be for cable carrying faster data than the on/off of brake lights and blinkers... You can probably just cut the ends flush and heat shrink them together to do what you need them to. This isn't fiber optics for Internet or anything...

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:36 PM   #19
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Yup plastic fiber does not need that super a splice. Try it!


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Old 02-22-2015, 07:47 PM   #20
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The 72-24 trailers had the display at the rear of the trailer instead of the front. When they were at the rear they were much brighter and easier to see. Maybe your cut wires will reach to a rearward location?

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My brother is a fiber optic guru. I will ask him what you need to do. I'm thinking since it is not a T1/comm wire, a splice and abutment would do the trick and get it working again. I'll update you tomorrow.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:57 AM   #22
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They work well at front I can see them with my extended mirrors really good
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Good news Update. Talked with my brother.
Make sure that the ends are not frayed from the cut.
If they are square (flat ended) proceed
If they are ragged cut them as close to square as possible.
There is a splice connector available at Amazon: search for "45mmFiber optic fusion splice protective sleeve " (50 pack) manufactured by weno networks. The cost is 10.60 plus s/h.
place each end into the sleeve and heat it according to mfg instructions. Its a polyolefin material (heat shrink tubing).
As long as the ends are cut close to square and abutted together, there should be little loss in the transmitted light.
Hope it works out for you.
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