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Old 11-03-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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OK...just a simple marker light out on the coach front,upper roof...I'll just get on the ladder and 1,2,3 it'll be fixed in a jiffy.Right! Marker light is a apparently an LED (suprise!)and getting the two screws out of the cover...not easy at all. Next, the screw that holds the base plate to the MH itself. Screw backs out about a quarter inch with great difficulty and snap! Head breaks off and the plastic backer plate cracks in half. Wires to the light,still attached, dissappear into the roof and appear to be very difficult to access from inside. Of course.They must connect somewhere inside.
So now my question to any tech types out there..besides having to try and drill out the remainder of the screw shank,oh what fun, where in fact are the wires likely to be found? Inside the control panel cabinet above the passenger side or maybe the "A"pillar on the same side? Any and all assistance/advise is greatly appreciated.

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OK...just a simple marker light out on the coach front,upper roof...I'll just get on the ladder and 1,2,3 it'll be fixed in a jiffy.Right! Marker light is a apparently an LED (suprise!)and getting the two screws out of the cover...not easy at all. Next, the screw that holds the base plate to the MH itself. Screw backs out about a quarter inch with great difficulty and snap! Head breaks off and the plastic backer plate cracks in half. Wires to the light,still attached, dissappear into the roof and appear to be very difficult to access from inside. Of course.They must connect somewhere inside.
So now my question to any tech types out there..besides having to try and drill out the remainder of the screw shank,oh what fun, where in fact are the wires likely to be found? Inside the control panel cabinet above the passenger side or maybe the "A"pillar on the same side? Any and all assistance/advise is greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-03-2007, 08:04 PM   #3
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If your lucky and its over on the drivers side and you have over head fan outlets over windshield, access behind access panel for fan motor with four screws holding panel you maybe ok.
If not I would make up a wire hook with #14 wire and carefully try to hook the wire out of exsisting hole.
If you do have the fans the wires are going to fall in your face when you open the wood access panel.
You can then very carefully push a thin fish towards the drivers side to access opening to be able to tie the wires that fell thru hole and get them back out thru the hole.
I think you will be in luck all my coachs had the over head fans.
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Exactly which light is it? Can you get a pair of vise grips on the broken screw stud? The wiring will most likely run up the driverside pillar and then loop from one light to the next.
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The clearance lights are wired in parallel so the wiring runs from light to light. "IF" you can remove the next light carefully with the wiring still attached you can put the wires out and fish it back around and through the opening. I did this on my Dutch Star.
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The marker light thats out is on the outter most passenger side. I did try a vice grip on the remaining stud but it just chews up the little bit thats exposed. Bummer. I think I'll cover the exposed holes/primered area until spring and deal with it then. I won't be going on the road till then. I don't see any way around drilling out the stud. It's not gonna be pretty. I'm also very concerned about getting to the interior wiring to replace the light fixture itself. I think a call to a Newmar
tech might be in order so I don't screw this up from the word go. Wish me luck!!!???
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