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Old 11-14-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Running light has no power

I have a running light on the curbside end of the trailer which has no power. What I would like to know is where AS ganged the wiring harness for these three lights, was it down by the turn singnal housing ? The only solution I have is to fish a wire to the one next to it to get juice. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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The curbside light is the first one in the series according to my 75 service manual. The other two get their power in series from this one. If the curbside one is the only one not working, maybe it is the socket...
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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I've got the same problem on my trailer...the curb side, middle clearance light has no power. I've checked the bulb, and the socket, and the ground. There is no power at the socket, and the ground is good.

I figured the next thing to do is cut a hole in the inside wall where the light is, but have been reluctant to do it, so it's still out.

I take it in for safety inspections when I know they will be real busy, and so far they have not noticed it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:33 AM   #4
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I have a running light on the curbside end of the trailer which has no power. What I would like to know is where AS ganged the wiring harness for these three lights, was it down by the turn singnal housing ? The only solution I have is to fish a wire to the one next to it to get juice. Any suggestions?
Clearance light wiring can easily be fed from a clearance light that is working, to one that is inoperative.

That applies to the front as well as the rear clearance lights.

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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thanks , I will fish to the one next to it, just odd that the first unit is out. Andy years of experience I can see has taught you how to work around problems.
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thanks , I will fish to the one next to it, just odd that the first unit is out. Andy years of experience I can see has taught you how to work around problems.
My street side clearance light went out. Definitely not the bulbs. Did you manage to fish those wires over? My LED replacements were supposed to show up today (but they didn't) and we hit the road in the morning so I guess I go without one. Just trying to see how hard that was for you and if you had plenty of slack to make it work.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #7
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Did you make sure it has a good ground? Have you checked to see if there is 12 volts at the fixture?
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Did you make sure it has a good ground? Have you checked to see if there is 12 volts at the fixture?
Not yet. Had to load up and leave. But my new led replacements for all clearance lights showed up so maybe while everyone else is our for black friday I can check it out. And too funny...we pulled into the campground and the first thing we saw was a dozen Airstreams. Alamo unit rally. Before we even parked we were being invited over. Gotta luv the Airstream community!
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It was nice meeting you, Chuck. Wish y'all could have joined us, but we understand with you having family there, and all.

Maybe next time. Watch the Rally Forum here as I've been posting our rallys, and our next one is January 20-22 at the Rio Raft RV Park on the Guadelupe River just below Canyon Dam.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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I have a 1968 GT and have taken her apart and remember that AS ran both harness wires through a base frame channel where the back storage/battery door was. It met up and ran to the passenger or Rt side down near the waste tank by the steel frame. Mine had alot of rust and the wires were fried there by the frame. Another place to check is your main plug to your trucks hook up. Sometimes corrosion can cause the lites to go inop. Good Luck.
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It was nice meeting you, Chuck. Wish y'all could have joined us, but we understand with you having family there, and all.

Maybe next time. Watch the Rally Forum here as I've been posting our rallys, and our next one is January 20-22 at the Rio Raft RV Park on the Guadelupe River just below Canyon Dam.
Wish we could have gotten down there, but this was all about grandkids and the Christmas Dickens festival downtown. I really thought we could make it down for happy hour but the festival started at about 5 and happy hour was at 4 so.... we will do it next time!

I did figure out it was a grounding problem, so no big deal with my lights. They are good to go.
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Wish we could have gotten down there, but this was all about grandkids and the Christmas Dickens festival downtown. I really thought we could make it down for happy hour but the festival started at about 5 and happy hour was at 4 so.... we will do it next time!

I did figure out it was a grounding problem, so no big deal with my lights. They are good to go.
We understand, and it was good meeting you. Glad you got the lights fixed.
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Did you make sure it has a good ground? Have you checked to see if there is 12 volts at the fixture?
I pulled the light that was not working and saw rust where the screw connected to the ground. A little bit of scraping and all worked. Then I pulled a couple others and saw the same thing. Also lots of dark black gunk, that at first I thought was just road grime getting in or something. But now, I think it may have been the original gasket material that deteriorated over time and fell inside the lens cover. No gasket meant moisture could get in, and thus the rust on the screws. New LED replacements have a rubber grommet instead of a gasket. So... I think this mystery, for me, is solved. Hope the OP has had good luck as well.
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