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Old 10-13-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Marker Lights how do you get to the wires?

I bought a bunch of LED marker lights but it appears you have to gut the inside of your trailer and remove the interior skins to replace the stupid marker lights. Now I have a full set of LED marker lights that I can't use. There is about a 1/8" hole coming through the wall and the connections are up inside the trailer somewhere. There is virtually no recess in the back of the marker lights to make connections there.

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Old 10-13-2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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Here's a good post on changing out the lights.

http://projectairstream.com/2011/06/...unning-lights/
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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If you don't have the powerwire protruding from the trailer you are in for an adventure. If the wire is there you can make a solder connection insulated with shrinkable tubing that is not much thicker than the existing wire. I found that I had to grind a small recess in the LED to accomodate the rubber grommet but it all fits. Be patient while grinding.
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It is entirely possible that I don't understand the problem.

However, can't you make a bigger hole where the wire comes through, making sure it stays inside the area covered by the marker light when mounted?

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Old 10-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #5
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Yeah I guess you could make the hole bigger but doing so without damaging the wires will be a challenge. Mine has two small wires going through about an 1/8" hole. If I remember correctly the wires go through the hole and then they are sealed from the back side with gum putty and the wire nuts are on the wrong side of the gum putty. I guess the only way to do it is to use shrink tubing and solder the wires together, a rather tedious operation on top of ladder.

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