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Old 09-17-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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LED style Tail light replacement in a 2014 International

Searched the forum this AM and didn't find a lot of how to. Start the job with a good calm mindset. Even if you are only replacing one light on one side. Remove both lights on that side to make it easier on you.

1. Start by popping the snap on plastic chrome rings around each tail light. They are held by 4 tabs. I followed another member's tip and used a taped screwdriver and paint lid remover. Hang in there and don't go for a hammer. Slowly work your way around the edge and just when you figure it is going to break it will release.

2. Remove the 3-4 self tapping screws holding the lights in. Supposed to be 4 but in my case they drilled the holes so poorly they could only get 3 in.

3. Here is the part where you Dance with Disaster. The wires need to be gently pulled from the hole. Remove the rubber protector from the hole. This will make the hole larger and allow the wires to come out easier. There is 3 plugs/connectors which will easily disconnect while you are pulling them from inside the trailer walls and out of the hole. Why they didn't pick a connector with some sort of mechanical lock is beyond me. If they come disconnected and fall into the wall space, I am told you have to remove an inside panel i.e. drill out the rivets. I had two come apart right at the hole. Luckily I was able to grab them with pliers.

4. Disconnect old light, reattach new light wires and tape the connectors together with electrical tape so next time you have to do this job they won't come apart while being pulled out of the hole. Feed the wires like the old light. The lower light has to go under the bar then through the black rubber plug. It is obvious if you do one light at a time.

5. Shove gently the wires and connector through the hole and back into the wall space. Replace rubber plug. Screw the light back in place. Snap ring back on.

TIPS(learned the hard way):
Check light orientation before screwing light in place, marked top on lens.
Tape the connectors together. From the forum, you will be back here replacing them again soon. They don't necessarily last 10 years.
Remove protective film from lens before snapping cover on.
Go slow when removing the chrome covers and tape up your screw driver so you don't scratch the trailer light housing.
Remove the rubber plug so you can pull the wires out GENTLY.

Hope this helps. I need a drink after that job.

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Old 09-17-2019, 05:24 PM   #2
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Nice job, but I thought 2014’s already had led lights?

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Old 09-17-2019, 10:43 PM   #3
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It came with them but multiple LED lights burnt out within a few months. Complained to airstream and they sent 4 new led tail lights for free. 4 years later I finally took on the job of changing them out.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:24 AM   #4
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Hi, my 2005 is very similar. My original lights started to fail around 2 1/2 years to 3 years old. Airstream wanted about $70.00 each for new lights plus shipping. Also the plastic trim pieces started to corrode and look bad.

I found new lights on Ebay for $19.00 each and they came with a three prong connector pig-tail. I cut the factory wires and used the pig-tails; Now I can stop at any truck supply store and buy lights that just plug in. No more wire cutting. I also found some stainless steel trim rings for my tail lights.

These replacement lights are over ten years old and still light up completely.

Note: picture below is similar to what I have, but not exactly the same, just to give you an idea.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:43 AM   #5
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Where did you find the stainless steel trim rings? I have changed out the “chrome” trim rings on my 2014 FC twice already!
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