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Old 08-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Changing tail light bulb

Has anyone ever had to replace their tail light bulb? I hope there is an easier way than having to reach all the way through the lower cabinets beside the bed. My arms aren't long enough to reach them, and can't find any way to remove the tail light lens to get access to them.
There are no visible screws to remove the lens and I'm afraid to try and pry it off from the outside.
If anyone has done this successfully I would really appreciate some help.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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I recently replaced a tail light on my MH and it was a piece of cake. I'm not sure what yours look like but mine consist of three rectangular lenses on each side. Simply pry off the lens cover with a small flat head screwdriver or similar tool and replace the bulb. It probably takes a 1157 bulb. Good Luck!
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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Not many pictures of the tail end of that unit vintage on the internet.
Maybe if you post a picture someone will recognize the lamp?

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Old 08-06-2013, 05:18 AM   #4
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In 1993 AS used the tail lights from the 1988/89 Lincoln Continental. Their are four lens, the two on the trunk lid are non functional. The two outer lens are the ones I'm having trouble with, they both work but have never been overly bright. So I was going to try the LED replacements to see if they make a difference. I'll post some pictures when I get some time. Thanks
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Don't know about the 93' but my 2000 LY tail light lens pop off fairly easily. I replaced the bulbs with LED bulbs I bought in bulk on eBay and they make a world of difference.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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Not many pictures of the tail end of that unit vintage on the internet.
Maybe if you post a picture someone will recognize the lamp?

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Dave,
The thread "94 Land Yacht Power Steering Fluid" post #6 by Driegault is the same type of tail lights that are on my MH

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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I have no knowledge of that lamp. Can you not access it through the rear locker? It looks like it is mounted on the cap, so maybe from underneath?
Let us know how you make out.

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Old 08-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #8
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I have the same tail lights on mine. Never thought about how to change the bulbs since I haven't had a need to. You can't get to the bulbs via the rear compartment since the area behind the lenses are blocked by wall in sections. Lots of wasted space if you ask me. Let us know if you find a better way then through the rear bedroom cabinets.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:29 AM   #9
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I read the title and thought it was a joke and I viewed the post to find out the punch line...How many Airstreamers does it take to change a light bulb??.... Oh well, good luck on figuring it out.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #10
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I just did a closer look at mine. Looks like you can access the bulbs by removing the drawers from the bedroom cabinets. I see no other way to access them. Even then, I don't think you can get to all the bulbs on the road side without removing the cabinet. What a STUPID design!!! The transfer switches are behind the cabinet as well. Also looks like the likely entry way of rodents that I've had an issue with recently.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #11
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That's the conclusion I came to. What you need than to change the tail light in these LY models is a thin friend with really long arms that will fit between the bed and wall, while laying on the floor holding a small
flash light between their teeth to try and see what their doing. They won't be difficult to change at all. I'm surprised Air Stream didn't include that little bit of information in the Owners Manual.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #12
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Well, I got the bulbs changed out to the LED's. They are a little brighter, not much though. Don't think it was worth all the effort on my model because I ended up having to remove both lower cabinets. There were about eight screws holding each cabinet, that were hard to maneuver the screw gun around the drawer tracks to remove them. On the plus side I was able to do a good cleaning with the cabinets removed. Not the best design, good thing they changed it on the newer models.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #13
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One of the great loves of owning an RV no matter who made it. MH manufacturers seem to get some distorted pleasure out of putting things where you need to go to great efforts to access.
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