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Old 11-09-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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Finding what headlights or taillights you have

So figuring out just what the headlights and taillights are on various class A's comes up pretty often here. It is usually pretty easy to use Google and figure it out. Thought I'd post an example. You must use google Chrome to do image searches. Not sure how you'd do it in IE, or Firefox.

"What are the taillights for my 2006 Holiday Rambler Imperial from?"

Step 1. Google "2006 Holiday Rambler Imperial tail light" Select images.

2006 Holiday Rambler Imperial tail light

Step 2. Pick and image that shows a picture of the tail lights. In this case the first image that pops up is a good one to use. It's attached.

Step 3. Right click on the image and select "Search Google for image". (You can even do this on the attached image below.)

Google image search result

Step 4. Scan the list of sites that include the same image. In that case, a whole bunch of listings for taillights for a '02 - '06 Dodge Ram are found. You have your answer.

For some less popular coaches it takes a few more searches, but for the higher volume stuff, it's pretty darn easy. Google does all the work.
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I look for the model number on each lense and google that number. It will tell you what vehicle it came from, and if it is a left or right hand lense.

My headlights have the number TYC 20-6439 and that indicates it is for a Ford F series and Explorer

Tail light has 11-5405 & 11-5406 1993 to 1995 Nissan Quest and Mercury Villager left and right hand
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sadly, that doesn't work all the time.
"What are the headlights for my 2010 Winnebago Vista 32K from?"

I've tried a couple times to locate some projectors but no joy. I wish mine were from something that I could get a different sort of replacement.
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2010 Winnebago Vista Headlights

First image.

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'01 - '11 Ford Ranger

And sure, googling the part numbers works sometimes too. Have to be careful though, most RV manufacturers use cheap aftermarket copies made by companies like TYC and Depo. Sometimes the numbers on them make no sense.
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2010 Winnebago Vista Headlights

First image.

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'01 - '11 Ford Ranger

And sure, googling the part numbers works sometimes too. Have to be careful though, most RV manufacturers use cheap aftermarket copies made by companies like TYC and Depo. Sometimes the numbers on them make no sense.


And sometimes there is no number on the cheap knockoffs they used to go by, like on my 06 Bounder. Wish I could find the headlight.
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2010 winnebago vista headlights

first image.

image search

'01 - '11 ford ranger

and sure, googling the part numbers works sometimes too. Have to be careful though, most rv manufacturers use cheap aftermarket copies made by companies like tyc and depo. Sometimes the numbers on them make no sense.

My Sunstar 27n - 2014 uses the same lenses, so Winnie used them for a LOT of rigs. They are dirt cheap, as Ford Ranger never changed them for about 11 years. It is cheaper to replace them than to polish them...
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2010 Winnebago Vista Headlights

First image.

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'01 - '11 Ford Ranger

And sure, googling the part numbers works sometimes too. Have to be careful though, most RV manufacturers use cheap aftermarket copies made by companies like TYC and Depo. Sometimes the numbers on them make no sense.
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And sometimes there is no number on the cheap knockoffs they used to go by, like on my 06 Bounder. Wish I could find the headlight.
'03 - '06 Ford Expedition. I think that's been discussed here somewhere before.

And speaking of that, some pertinent threads:

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replacement lights

My problem is not the housing, it's the wiring harness plug that goes into it. The plug on one of my front blinker/marker lights shorted out. There was a TYC number on one and a DEPO number on the other. I can find the housing on-line even though I don't need it, but no one carries the plug that fits it. It shows up as a 96 BMW lens. Go figure. I guess I'm going to have to engineer a different plug to fit the housing. In the mean time, I'm trapped at MD Anderson in Houston taking care of the wife and the MH is inn Cortez in the shed. Going on 3 weeks in the hospital now, and are about to be discharged.

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I am having a really hard time finding the headlight and corner lights for our 1999 Tiffin Allegro Bay. It seems most aftermarket parts start from 2001 and up.
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On my phone, hard to search, but I do find a mention of ‘86 - ‘90 Saab headlights on a ‘96 Allegro Bay. Maybe that’s it?
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Looks very close to the Saab 5000 but not 100% sure.
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Here's the site I found.

Little googling says it's a Hella light, and looks like there are new and used ones out there. New being quite a bit more expensive though. I didn't try to find just the corner lights though.

Did Tiffin use the Hella (OEM) version? Pictures online make it look like glass? Maybe just good pictures? Maybe cheap aftermarket copies, like Tiffin may have used, are plastic?
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Welcome! | RV Headlights Is a new, developing, website specifically for this purpose. As it creates the database we will all benefit.
FWIW, headlamps for my MH are from a 1995-1997 Ford Crown Victoria. Yes, I have submitted that to the website.
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