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Old 12-30-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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Marker light lens removal...gotta be a trick, right?

2008 National RV Pacifica side marker, turn signal light in question.
The turn signal works, the marker doesn't...checked power to the wires on the back of the plug and all is fine. So it must be a bulb, but for the life of me I can't get the amber lens off of the white base. It is as if it is glued in place, which doesn't make sense, as you can see the bulb is a simple plug in replacement bulb.
So does anyone know the secret to getting the amber lens cap free from the white base?
Thanks for any assistance,
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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I've changed many of the marker lights on my TT. Unfortunately, that was because my DW didn't say whoa soon enough when I was backing the TT up to the house. As to your question, my markers have a small edge that I can get a pocket knife or small screwdriver under to pry them off. I have different light assemblies than yours. Maybe there is someone else here that has the same assemblies. Good Luck.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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I can get mine off of my Tradewinds and they are very similar to yours. Maybe the previous owner glued em or siliconed it to seal it up.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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You may end up replacing the whole assembly. some now are made NOT TO BE SERVICEABLE. replace only option 'cause the lens will snap. i ran into this problem servicing boat trailers.
my .02 worth.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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I beginning to think this is one of those..Ha Ha Ha, you can see that little $3 bulb, but you can't service it situations. Can't pry it, can't pull it, but can replace it with a $25 part deals.
I am sure it wasn't a previous owner situation, I purchased it new.
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Pinch the sides hard and lift one side. If you break the lens, replace it. Less expensive than the whole light. If no luck then break the lens on purpose with pliers. Either way if the lens breaks go see your local NAPA Auto Parts store for a new one.
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The mini screwdriver/pen knife idea should work.. It looks like yours 'locks' all the way around, so might take a little persuading.

Once you figure it out, replace all of them with LEDs and never worry again
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Mine require a tiny screwdriver to coax the lens loose with a gentle twist. It's best to do this in warm weather, cold makes the plastic brittle. I have resorted to DW's hair dryer to warm the lens.
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