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Old 03-27-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Clearance lights

Yesterday while looking for access to the pop rivets on the rear spoiler I removed one of the ICC lights on the spoiler. I had to remove the lens to get to the mounting screws and saw that the light was mounted upside down. There is a drain hole that should be on the bottom but was on top. There is evidence that there has been water inside the fixture. There is no way for it to get inside the coach but it could corrode the fixture. Four of the five lights were mounted upside down. Just a minor problem that could get worse.
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I replaced mine with sealed LED lights.
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I replaced mine with sealed LED lights as well when I had to remount the spoiler a number of years back. Same size, shape, and mounting holes as the original. Just brighter and better looking.
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Jim,

Do you remember where you purchased them from and what type of lights you replaced them with?

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Ed,

These are the LED lights I used to replace the clearance lights on the spoiler:

Flush Mount LED Trailer Clearance, Side Marker Light with Chrome Trim, 2 Diode - Red Optronics Trailer Lights MCL71RB

This is probably not who I got them from at the time. The web page I had bookmarked is bad. Its been quite a few years since I got them.

As a side note, the polarity of the lights on my spoiler was wrong. I had to connect the white to black and black to white to get them to work. If you get these, or any LED for that matter, try one first! Incandescent lights don't care.
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These are the ones I used to replace the front and side markers Cab Marker Light Surface Mount LED Yellow, 25250Y, Truck-Lite - Ryder Fleet Products
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Found LED replacements for the rear clearance lights at NAPA--less than $10 ea--boy was I surprised....
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I used these to replace the front and side markers. A little different look, but I like them. I did have to do a little Dremel tool work to enlarge the hole slightly.

M20361Y:*Amber Flush Mount Cab Marker

I used the yellow lens version. I just did a quick search and found them under $10 each.
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Front Amber clearnce marker

If anyone is interested I found the exact replacement for the front/side Amber clearance markers for most of the Alpines. Made by Truck-Lite

Here is the link below.

Truck-Lite 25766Y Yellow Model 25 Surface Mount Bulb Replaceable | Wheeling Truck Center
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If anyone is interested I found the exact replacement for the front/side Amber clearance markers for most of the Alpines. Made by Truck-Lite
That links shows "Out of stock". Or at least it does right now. But that does appear to be the original.
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And why would you want to replace the original c**p with the same?
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The stock front /side clearance lights on my 2004 alpine coach seemed to work very well. The only reason I am replacing them is due to Fading . After 10 years in the sun that is expected. Other than that I would not call them Crap. Plus these are still made in the USA.
They are out of stock because I bought what they had in stock. Sure they will have more soon.
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All the lights mentioned are made by Truck-Lite. The incandescent bulb versions though date back to the '90's when LED's were in their infancy and were expensive. Now we have totally sealed units that are brighter, more efficient, last forever and are not much more expensive than the old technology. So why not upgrade?
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If you have a place that makes the same size/dims as the original front clearance amber markers, with LED option let me know where I can find them.

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