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Old 09-25-2015, 11:47 AM   #1
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left tail light malfunction

On last trip, left tail light began to malfunction while on the road. No blinker or brake light function but running light is working. Any advise on where to start trouble shooting?
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:56 AM   #2
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So here's what I do when that happens with my 2006 AS. Pull the 7 pin connector out and spray some silicone spray or WD 40 into the female plug. Usually clears up the problem right away. Sometimes dirt or moisture will get into the socket and it will cause one of the tail lights not to work. I learned this trick the hard way after i had pulled tail light assembly clear off the AS (and believe me that wasn't easy) only to find out that there is no bulb that I can replace in that assembly. Hope this might be helpful


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Old 09-25-2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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Yes, I cleaned the 7 pin connector with no change to the problem. After closer inspection I have found that the light works but the middle section of both the top and bottom lights on the left do not work on turn or brake. Does this mean that it is an LED problem?
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:57 AM   #4
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Rechecked signals last night, now everything is working! Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:14 PM   #5
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Tail lite out.

I would not RECOMEND WD-40 for cleaning any type of electrical contacts or components as it is not recommended by the manufacture because it is highly flammable! (says so on can) There are many spray type contact cleaners available at RV & hardware type stores. I have seen the damage that WD-40 can do when used on electrical circuits regardless of voltage, it's not pretty.
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:48 PM   #6
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Also, check that the tines on the female 7-way plug are bent inward to make good contact with the TV male pins. I lost my TT brakes and found that to be the cause. I clean my electrical contacts with CRC Electrical Contact Cleaner spray. I think Harbor Freight carries it.
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:15 PM   #7
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Thank you for all the advice. Purchased a can of CRC from my local Ace hardware today. I appreciate all the help we receive from the forum to make our Airstream adventures more enjoyable !
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On Edit I realize now that you fixed it. Sorry............
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:49 PM   #9
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I have a 2004 25' Safari, my toll vehicle is a 2014 Ford F 150. I'm having trouble with my break light and right & left turn signals, all are not working! All the light are on & working, but when i apply the breaks & the turn signals they don't work. All fuses on Ford Truck are good. Is there a short in my plug to the truck?

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