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Old 05-16-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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Velvac side mirrors, 2004

The side mirrors on my coach are made by Velvac, and they have a small amber light on the bottom.
Is this a side marker?
Is it a turn signal?
How do you turn it on?

Mine never come on but I may just not know how to make them come on. If I need to change the bulb is there a good way to pop the lens off or should I just go to prying?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 05-16-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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On our 2006 they are not side markers. They are turn signals. Not sure what to suggest for removing the lens. Hope that helps.

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Old 05-16-2014, 11:42 PM   #3
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Turn signals. I believe the Velvac manual is on the AXA Tech Library internet page.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:35 AM   #4
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Yup--they are turn signal lights. They are wedged into the opening of the mirror arm. Its a bit scary but you can use a screw driver to pry them one direction, end wise and they will release. As I recall, its a sealed unit so you have to replace the whole thing, not expensive. Found the exact replacement at CW in their bulb/lens assortment.
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On my 2004 they are turn signals.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:10 PM   #6
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Thank you for the replies. They are indeed turn signals, and I have the right one working. I bought LED units to replace them and plan to install tomorrow. To remove them a flat screwdriver to either end and pry. They are a Grote part and fairly common.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:16 AM   #7
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Well the left one had both wires cut just inside the coach body. Fortunately you can get to that point through the generator bay. I re-pulled wires and all is working now. Thanks again for the help.

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