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Old 08-05-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Fiber Optics Bulb

Does anyone know where I can get one of the little fiberoptics pickup bulbs in the rear light?
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:57 PM   #2
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One of mine is not working. Is that a bulb in the back? I don't understand how it works.
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One of mine is not working. Is that a bulb in the back? I don't understand how it works.
The tail light monitors are "fiber optic", which is plastic wire, if you wish.

Light travels thru plastic wire. If you cut the wire, you cannot easily splice it back to gether, so that it would continue to transmit light.

If one end of the optic wire is place against a light source, that will show at the other end of the optic wire.

The tail light monitor is nothing more than a optic wire placed behind a tail light bulb. The other end goes to the monitor indicator that's on the side of the trailer.

When the tail light bulb lights up, that light then shows at the other end.

Again, cutting a fiber optic wire is a bad thing, because the two cut ends must be put back together again,perfectly mated, which is near impossible,

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Again, cutting a fiber optic wire is a bad thing, because the two cut ends must be put back together again,perfectly mated, which is near impossible, Andy

Is there a way to check the continuity of the wire besides looking at the display (which doesn't work on one side)?

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Is there a way to check the continuity of the wire besides looking at the display (which doesn't work on one side)?

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If I had one of the pickup bulbs I could go the the technology center (they have a class on fiber optics splicing/repair) and use their equipment to splice it back together. I took the class and I am sure they would not mind if I use their polisher/splicer.
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Where is the fiber optic panel located again? I have a Sovereign where would it be in this trailer?
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It is located on the lower panel roadside towards the rear. look like this:
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