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Old 06-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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Tail light won't go off-Help?

Any help appreciated. In SoCal and can't figure why right side tail lamp won't go off. Brake light magnet maybe? Thought I'd ask before I crawled under.

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If you are disconnected from the TV, which I assume you are, the problem is most likely a short to the tail light from the battery. The first place I would look is in the plug at the end of the umbilical cord. The right side brake light is just next to the battery connection in that plug
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closed this thread once, but...seeing as you are from Oregon, and are now in Southern California, there is this thing called the sun...it may be shining through your lens.
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closed this thread once, but...seeing as you are from Oregon, and are now in Southern California, there is this thing called the sun...it may be shining through your lens.
Grey and dismal. Maybe that's why! Thanks.
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You said Tail Lights. If the tail lights are on the parking lights should also be on since they are the same circuit. Is this the case?

My earlier comment was directed at the right turn signal. If it is the parking circuit that wire is next to the battery terminal in the plug also. The top 2 terminals are battery and parking lights.
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Before going nuts looking for shorts or faulty wiring, clean the contacts of the bulb and socket. They corrode easily in a damp environment. I frequently have issues with the exterior lights and simply cleaning the contacts with a bit of emery paper does the trick.
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A dirty socket could cause problems with a light that will not light but I doubt it could produce electricity to cause a light to light.

If that is the case you have solved our nations energy crisis.
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Thanks all. I found a solution. Here are the steps.

Back up the Airstream next to a dumpster at eye level making sure to orient the lower red side marker light to the dumpster. Next, wipe light off of the Airstream using the dumpster as a pry. This process, much like beating your head against the wall because it will feel good when you stop, will immediately short out the entire lighting system requiring hours of satisfying time rewiring, and will divert your attention completely from that pesky light that won't go out.

I'm here all week...

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Thanks all. I found a solution. Here are the steps.

Back up the Airstream next to a dumpster at eye level making sure to orient the lower red side marker light to the dumpster. Next, wipe light off of the Airstream using the dumpster as a pry. This process, much like beating your head against the wall because it will feel good when you stop, will immediately short out the entire lighting system requiring hours of satisfying time rewiring, and will divert your attention completely from that pesky light that won't go out.

I'm here all week...

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