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Old 07-05-2023, 11:46 AM   #1
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Gap Between Lens & Body Rear Marker Light

My new-to-me Bambi has a noticeable gap between the lens and body on one of the rear marker lights. I climbed up to have a look and applied a little pressure on the proud end, but it just popped right back up. Anybody seen this before? Thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2023, 12:28 PM   #2
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The red plastic lens snaps into the chrome plastic base with two tiny chrome springs. Either the spring on the lens or the hole it snaps into may be broken.

The plastic chrome base has two mounting screws through the black rubber base holding it to the body of the trailer.

The lens is intended to be snapped off of the base to expose the mounting screws for servicing or replacement. I recently replaced all of my faded and leaking marker lights with the exact replacement from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

If you decide to replace the Marker Light, be VERY careful pulling on the factory wires out of the body of the Airstream. They are very small gauge, something like 18 gauge. On some of my lights the wires would only pull out far enough to add a connector and more wire. I opted to add 14ga wire pigtails to all the lights with shrink tubing and stuff plenty of wire inside for next time. Please let us know what you find.

This guy has a good video on YouTube that shows how to remove a light.



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Old 07-06-2023, 03:34 AM   #3
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Great Reply

Thanks very much for the extremely informative and complete reply! I'll put this on my punch list for minor repairs on our "new" Bambi.
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Old 07-06-2023, 11:42 AM   #4
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You're welcome. You peaked my curiosity as I remember not being able to find too much info out there on this subject.

I accidentally came across a very extensive and informative post by GMFL from 2019, lots of detail and pics.

https://www.airforums.com/forums/blo...lacement-3015/

As he states in his post, some of my "sealed" lens's had water droplets inside too. Now I notice a couple of the new ones I put on just a year and a half ago have some water in them as well.

If I ever have to do this again I will try his idea to re-seal the sealed lens's.
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Old 01-08-2024, 07:53 AM   #5
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Need to be sealed 4 No Repeat

The condensation is coming between the top of red or orange semi transparent top and black base.
See picture where I inserted card in between.
Recommend sealing around this joint:
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Old 01-08-2024, 10:23 AM   #6
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It was a bit easier to seal before they made the 'improvements'. Cut the seal from, an innertube,(remember them) and used an 'O' ring on the screw.

FWIW...The lenses do have a drain and I went back to incandescent bulbs, for the heat to dry any condensation.

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Old 02-25-2024, 11:01 AM   #7
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I know this is an old thread but I have a 2020 model with led lights and 2-3 have significant moisture inside. Any concerns?
It appears I have to change out the entire light fixture vs removing the lenses.
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