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Old 06-12-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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Repair of Red Marker Lights on Bounder

I have a 2013 Fleetwood Bounder that went through a 21 point Inspection at Camping World, Fairfield, Ohio. Upon getting my rig and starting to leave the tech advised me that I had a Red Marker Light out on the top. Needless to say my aggravation that he did not replace it while at the shop.

Well I removed the red lens only to discover that the bulb (electrical socket) was not there. I'm assuming when they checked the bulbs, the socket fell into the wall of the RV.

Okay my question, anyone know how to fish the electric socket up to the original light position, or have any suggestions how to replace/repair.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-12-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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I would bring it back to CW and tell them to make it a 22 point inspection and fix what apparently they did.


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Old 06-12-2016, 05:17 PM   #3
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Are you certain the clearance light even worked prior to this "inspection"?
Puzzling that the guts of the fixture disappeared. Generally the guts are riveted to a plastic tab in the base of these lamps. Even if you had a time dated photo of all the lamps burning (making this thread moot), finger pointing probably will not go far.

I would locate and purchase a replacement fixture exactly the same, or of similar design, and mounting style. A couple butt splices and crimper, silicone caulk.
Perhaps depending on the original install "I'd" contemplate retrofitting all of them with LED replacements. This would possibly avoid having to monkey with conventional filament bulbs ever again.

Preface: you're using a safe adequate ladder.

Remove the defective fixture gaining full access to original opening. Discard.
I would start with (circuit not energized). Equipped with a small flashlight and a compact mirror.
Using a slender piece of reasonably stiff bare wire (length of which is determined by distance to next lamp) with a small L or hook on the end. Probe the cavity gently for the wiring harness. Depending on this lamps relative position, sweep towards the rest of the lamps. If your lucky, you'll snag the pigtail socket that you can replace with your new lamp.

Depending on how this step went would determine a possible step B.

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