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Old 08-09-2011, 08:05 PM   #15
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ok, older thread, my over the door light works, then doesn't. it seems very tempermental. questions? Does the light socket need to be attached to the Almn cover to ground it correctly? If I change out the socket and bulb, which is positive the black or white wire? does Airstreams repalcement fixture have the socket too? MPJ

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:34 PM   #16
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White is generally ground and black is the positive. I only had a hot/black wire coming through the skin on the í72. If the PO hadnít removed the socket and put in a cheap tube type bulb and socket I could definitely tell you the light grounded through the housing.
If I remember right there is a connector behind the grommet. Could be corroded.
However I did find that a slightly cut down, dual bulb, marker light backing plate epoxied in the housing very nicely and puts out a nice light through a new frosted plexi lens.


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