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CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR

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CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:11:54 am »
I've got 2 of the red clearance lights out. Stopped at couple of places can not seem to find a replacement.  Does anyone know the brand, I think the size if either 21/2 or 3 inches,, the black circle is @ 1/2 inch they are a solid light  you have to replace the whole unit.  were on the road and when I pulled into a Camping World about 8 people in line and I did not want to waste an hour standing in line.  thanks in advance
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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 02:18:30 pm »
Sparky, try a truck stop. Some of the older Freuhauf  trailers had round marker lights, similar to the one on PC.

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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 02:24:17 pm »
Also, try the Grote industries web site. They manufacture truck and trailer lights :-D
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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 11:34:53 am »
I think Sparky has rear LED marker lights so there are no bulbs to burn out.  Am I right in saying we all have rear LED marker lights?  Or are only the tail lights inside the rear bumper LED?

If LED, new fixtures could yield the same results.  I would check the voltage at each light.  If something isn't right with power, look under the rig, check the wiring there.  It could be a corroded connection there.  Look around there for crimped connectors, gently shake them while someone watches the lights up top for intermittent-on.  You may need to trim the wires and re-crimp.  Better yet is to solder and shrink tube them.  If crimping, seal the crimp connection with silicone grease.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2015, 11:43:00 am by ron.dittmer »
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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 07:15:36 am »
I've got 2 of the red clearance lights out. Stopped at couple of places can not seem to find a replacement.  Does anyone know the brand, I think the size if either 21/2 or 3 inches,, the black circle is @ 1/2 inch they are a solid light  you have to replace the whole unit.  were on the road and when I pulled into a Camping World about 8 people in line and I did not want to waste an hour standing in line.  thanks in advance
Sparky
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The easy answer is to call Phoenix.   They can tell you the brand and model the lights are.   They may even still use tgem.   In any event...a web search on brand and model will find you a supplier or a direct replacement.

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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 10:06:38 am »
If the lights them self are faulty, I am sure the factory would be happy to sell you what you need at a reasonable price.  But Sparky mentioned that more than one light went dead, that makes the wiring suspicious, not the LED light fixtures.

Other than looking below, I would also consider dismounting all 5 lights and see if you can inspect the wiring in between them.  They could share common switched power and ground wires.  You can't rule out the possibility that the mounting screws for the ladder and back-up camera have damaged the wires.
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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 07:35:16 am »
Only the tail lights have LED bulbs. Bulbs in markers you can get at any auto parts store.

Get new fixtures, if needed, directly from Phoenix. I got a few that got knocked off last year and they cost 1/4th of what they cost at a store.

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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 08:56:35 am »
My rear marker lights are 3" round LED lights that are recessed into the rear cap. I don't see any way they could be knocked off.

If I needed replacements, I would call the factory. I agree with Ron about checking the wiring before calling for replacements. LEDs should out last the motorhome.

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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 11:29:34 am »
Tom...I believe Sparky and others are referencing the "marker" lights, those are the 5 smaller lights that run across the top of the front and rear caps, their is a tenancy of branches, etc striking and knowing them off the coach.   You are correct in stating the LED taillights/blinkers/stop lights  (3" in diameter) should out live us all!!!   Have a great weekend and be careful.  Ron G.
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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 11:39:55 am »
Given that Sparky stated "Red" marker lights with black round rings, the only ones I have on our 2350 are recessed into the rear wall.  The only way the fixtures/lenses could break is if they get pierced by something while backing up.  I also wonder if he is describing his low rear tail lights.  Hopefully Sparky will reply to clarify exactly which lights have stopped working.  Whether high up or down low, the lights are LEDs that don't burn out.  It sounds like a wiring problem to the lights.  Maybe water got inside them and they failed internally which can be easily tested.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 11:46:17 am by ron.dittmer »
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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2015, 12:58:13 pm »
Tom...I believe Sparky and others are referencing the "marker" lights, those are the 5 smaller lights that run across the top of the front and rear caps, their is a tenancy of branches, etc striking and knowing them off the coach.   You are correct in stating the LED taillights/blinkers/stop lights  (3" in diameter) should out live us all!!!   Have a great weekend and be careful.  Ron G.


I am talking about the top lights like the ones in Rons pictures. Both my top and lower lights are LEDs. I don't see how the rear lights can be knocked off. The front overhead clearnce lights maybe, but not the rear ones.

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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2015, 12:58:18 pm »
Sorry all!!  I was not home when I was posting and thought the rear marker lights were like the front ones and mounted on the surface not recessed.  Brain lapses are coming more frequently!!!!  Thanks, RG
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Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2015, 08:18:53 am »
I guess I missed some of the postings since I was in Alaska,,,,,,,, these are the 3 inch lights at the top..rear,  they are sealed so you can not replace the bulbs.  I contacted PC  they sent me the mfers name Command,,, ordered two,, easy to replace,, just cut the new plugs off the black/white wire retwist into the wire nut, a little bit of caulk and done,, I think they were 8/9 bucks each,,, shipping was not cheap figures, 

 http://commandelectronics.com/product/replacement-lens/

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PS I had to replace one of the rectangular lens covers, rear, bottom, side , red,,, could not just find a lens, so purchased the light a Camping World,,,   Now to call the insurance company and get ready to replace front winshield  the woooohs of traveling the Alaska Highway haha