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Old 08-19-2009, 12:05 PM   #15
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where did you buy your license plate light assembly and how much was it?
Check these out too:

Exterior Lights...this one looks the same and only $32.99.

Sorry az-streamer, but gotta save a fellow forum member $$ whenever possible~

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Old 08-19-2009, 12:07 PM   #16
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Not trying to mis-direct this thread but I noticed the screws to the light lenses on my AS looked rusted. I'm replacing screws today with stainless steel screws. Metric thread - M5.
Rich, this is a well documented issue and many have done the stainless (metric) changeover. I couldn't find the same length when I did mine but there was plenty of depth inside the light assembly to take a screw 0.5cm longer.

A buddy with a 2008 had those screws bedded in a bit of caulk where the head meets the lens. Earlier units saw a lot of condensation inside the teardrop shaped lens. Lewster & silvertwinkie have posted how-to's involving using O-rings instead of caulk. So I used O-rings when I did the screw replacement with mine.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:00 PM   #17
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Sorry az-streamer, but gotta save a fellow forum member $$ whenever possible~

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shari,

thanks for the info. you're right about saving $$$$. my wife and i forsee plenty of projects ahead.

i'll keep this source on file.

do you know if these parts are from AS or are they from an aftermarket supplier? I'm trying to keep my AS as "original" as possible.

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Old 08-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #18
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Hi, my 2005 Safari has the rust prone license light too. I replaced it once, but I'm sure it will be a, every few years, maintainence item. As for the three screws in the cheap plastic tail-light bezel, that is what came on my trailer, but later Airstream changed to the four screw bezel. I'm trying to find something in stainless steel. The only one I found so far is ugly.
Hi, after more searching, I found some stainless steel bezels that look pretty good. [in the picture anyhow] After I get them and install them, if they work out as planned, I will post of pictures of the finished product.
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Hi, today I received my new stainless steel tail light bezels. They are not as fancy as the hooded plastic bezels that came from the factory, but they won't rust or corrode. I determined that the grade of stainless steel is good because my magnet won't stick to them. Because they came with tiny stainless steel screws that screw into the rubber grommets, I had to buy new grommets. With the exception of the corrosion spots on the cast aluminum housings, that won't easily clean up, I think it still looks good.
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