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Old 05-05-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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I need to replace a taillight bulb, but for the life of me I can't find the access to change it. I cant reach it from the engine access grill, or from underneath the cap. On the curb side there is the duct work for the A/C system in that corner. The lens cover is attached from the rear. Any Ideas ?
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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I need to replace a taillight bulb, but for the life of me I can't find the access to change it. I cant reach it from the engine access grill, or from underneath the cap. On the curb side there is the duct work for the A/C system in that corner. The lens cover is attached from the rear. Any Ideas ?
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:36 AM   #3
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Steve,
Got this off the yahoo web site this was for an 06 TRAIDWINDS yours may be the same set up.

----- Original Message ----
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Subject: [NationalRV] Re: tail light bulb replacement (tradewinds)


If memory serves,

the cover lens is or uses a pressure connection.. . in other words the
fixture is installed and the lens snaps into place...

think of several ball sockets around the lens...

but the balls snap into a plastic round retainer...
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If it is like mine the lens assembly is the bulb, you have to just remove the lens and black gasket. I removed the lens from the gasket first by gently prying, with a plastic pic. The new lens/bulb assembly came with a new gasket but of course it was different then orginal so I re-used the old gasket.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:13 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, i will take a closer look. It does appear that the bulbs are in a twist out socket in the rear of the light assembaly. What a PITA deal this is !
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I have really looked this thing over closely. There is no way to access the right rear bulbs due to the A/C duct work. The lens housing must be removed via 2 nuts on the rear of the housing. Those 2 nuts are 5 ft up inside the cap and cannot be reached. accept by maybe a gorilla. What a stupid design.
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Let's approach this a different way, who is the manufacturer of the tail light assembly? Maybe a name on the lens will help locate more information on the task. What chassis is your unit?
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:01 AM   #8
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This might help. On my 07 SeaBreeze the tail light numbers TMC-1053 and 1054 found the manufactures web site http://glo-brite.com/
did a search under light duty vehicles and found my tail lights. They are from a 1973/1991 Suburban.
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What is the trick to changing the burnt out bulbs. I can not find a way to remove the lens, or the assembly.
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Well, I was told today that I will probably have to cut access holes through the duct work to reach the tail light bulbs. When finished, I can just tape up the holes. Can you believe it?
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Well back in the old days they started with the refrigerator and built the coach. So this is progress? Good luck and keep us informed.
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