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Old 10-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Where I can order these lights?

I've replaced ask my exterior lights. On the three rear running lights up top, and the yellow ones up front, I have a wire management issue which prevents the unit from sitting flush. I think the frames pictured (they are on my side runners) would fix it.... But where can I order?

Anyone have any other suggestions?

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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I didn't see just the base at inland? You sure they that separate?

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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Are your red one with the wire management issue the LED ones. I've looked at them but really didn't want to drill an new hole to deal with the way the wiring is set up on them.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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The marker lights are a bog stock common unit available at any NAPA or other parts store. I believe the original ones are Signal Stat brand, and still made. Take one into a parts place and see what they have. Some have wires coming out from a different location than the original and that can cause them not to seat against the skin well. So, the original brand may be what you want. Again, bog stock common, millions of tractor trailers use them. In bulk, I have paid as little as $2.25 each for them, either color.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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I didn't see just the base at inland? You sure they that separate?

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We have the complete clearance lights only.

Plastic shrinks in time.

New lenses fall off old bases, and new bases will typically crack old smaller than new lenses.

Replacing the assemblies, which are cheap, solves the issue.

Many folks also update and install LED clearance lights, which are far brighter.

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #7
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Grote 46783-3 with a die cast base on Amazon for $5.73, 46792-3 with the plastic base for $1.86

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Okay so I've replaced all my lights with the metal base ones...then installed led bulbs. My issue is with the front three yellow and rear three red not sitting flush....

How is a flush fit accomplished? Cramming wires back in the hole on the trailer?

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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The newer lights don't always have the same relief cuts at the back. The LED lights that I have are potted in epoxy so you can just get a ball cutter on a dremel tool and make channels for the wires. It is not hard to do and it does not damage the light unless you make really deep cuts. This will make them sit flush. I put a little dab of caulk over the wire coming out of the skin and the two screw holes.

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Red and yellow exterior lights

Hello. Google led4rv and you will find the led sealed lights and they are not that expensive. I'm in the process of replacing mine now. Dan is the name of the man you will talk to and he is a very nice person to do business with.
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I've replaced ask my exterior lights. On the three rear running lights up top, and the yellow ones up front, I have a wire management issue which prevents the unit from sitting flush. I think the frames pictured (they are on my side runners) would fix it.... But where can I order?

Anyone have any other suggestions?

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The way I delt with the problem is I made a channel in the back side of the light housing that made room for the wire. You have to pull as much wire out of the trailer as possible. I got rid of the rubber boot and removed all the white caulk and replaced it with Trempro-635. My lights had two wires going through two holes to the back of the light. You pull those through till both of them are on the side where the LED lights are. Then you take the red wire from the trailer and pull it through one of the holes in the light. Now connect the red wires with a small wire nut and crimp a ring connector on the end of the black wire and anchor this wire under one of the mounting screws. Caulk the wire and screws with a small amount of caulk and put the lens back on and your done.

I expect they will all work with a similar proceedure.

I have not seen that casting you mentioned but it would make like a little easier to manage the wires.

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:28 PM   #12
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Take a look here: Clearance Light Mounting Base 101187 - $34.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!

I think that's what you're looking for.

You might also check with http://colawrvsalvage.com/rv-parts/
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Wow you would have over $400 if you replaced all of them with those. Then add about $100 for lights.

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Wow you would have over $400 if you replaced all of them with those. Then add about $100 for lights.

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Yes, that's why I suggested a call to Colaw. They may have some sitting out on salvage coaches. Worth a try, anyway.
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