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Old 10-14-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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LEDs are not forever

The tail/turn light assembly failed on my traylah. I took it in for warranty work.

The LED assembly is, apparently, shot. A new one will have to be sent from Jackson Center, and I will have to make another trip to the dealer to have it installed. That will be my trip fourth in six months since delivery. Each one has been accompanied by a list. But I digress.

Some facts to consider, with these new LED assemblies, are that they are not repairable, parts are not available locally, and there is no straightforward means of adapting other lights on a temporary basis due to the lack of attachment points and nonmagnetic body.

And no, they don't last forever.

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Old 10-15-2010, 12:26 AM   #2
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there are several options 4 dealing with this issue.

1. buy the older style filament bulb housing and install (about 10-12$ each)

then one could REPLACE the filament bulb with a direct led replacement,

or just keep using incandescent bulbs which are widely available.

2. purchase (25$ each) the initial led/upgrade unit (used in 06/07)

it is MUCH BRIGHTER than the current oem and sorta serviceable.

that replacement is covered in this thread in great detail and with lots o'pix...

since the aluminum cast/housing is still the same, either approach will fit perfectly.


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Old 10-15-2010, 10:43 AM   #3
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2air, so then the mother ship sells two compatible assemblies, one brighter than the other and intended as a replacement for incandescents, and then the OEM one for late model trailers? I'm confused.

Both the streetside lights failed, though the inboard one still has a couple of LEDs working for the turn circuit, none for the tail/marker. I'm a little puzzled as to why they would both fail at once.
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