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Old 05-20-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Exterior door light

I have a single black wire coming out of the side of my 1970 caravanner just above the door. I'm sure it's for a light assembly but mine is missing. Does anyone know where I can get the light fixture or what kind of bulb it takes?
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:43 AM   #2
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Just saw your post while trying to troubleshoot ours. If you haven't already found one of these- check Inland RV for the cover. Our 69/70 Overlander has two wires coming out-one hot and one ground. The fixture itself is a simple socket that you can buy at a car parts store, bulb can be just about any single bayonet type-the manual specks out a #90 but I've been testing our with an 1141 from our ceiling light. The original fixture had a frosted lens cover-if you end up getting one with a cover you might want to an LED bulb to avoid the hassle of changing out the bulb. The manual also shows the bulb and socket mounted vertically oriented above the door. Seems like they were thinking it would be easier to change the bulb if it were pointed down towards the door. The design might intend to remove the lens to change the bulb. Ours did not have a lens so we made a new one out of frosted acrylic.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Mine only has one wire (black). It's hot as I tested it with a voltmeter. I have the same one wire set up on light assemblies by the fuse box and battery. I can sometimes get a light to flash on but not for long
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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Check out LED4RV. They have replacement lights for most of the fixtures on the AS, including the above door light and the scare light. InlandRV should have the light housing, or check on ebay.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:28 AM   #5
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Our door light had lost it's ground and had the original switch which was not reliable so I replaced the 3 switches by our door that control 3 lights including the door and made up a new ground-essentially took a piece of copper wire and wrapped it around the base of the fixture itself and attached the other end to a screw going into the body. Seems like most of the 12V light issues or 12V issues related to grounding problems.
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