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Old 08-22-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Missing wire for clearance light

I have a 2008 Phaeton with the left rear clearence light inop. I removed the light and found the red wire has become disconnected at the wire splice. Any ideas on how to find the missing wire? I have looked for an access from the closet to no avail. Is it possible to remove the access cover to the camera and go in from there? I just don't like to tear things apart for fear of screwing other things up. Ifyaknowwhatimean. Looking for advice, thanks.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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GaryM1,

The wire has probably dropped down inside the rear cap. Tiffin puts a foam baffle across the back to keep heat from the engine from rising up inside the cap, so the wire won't drop all the way down.

There was a thread somewhere where someone dropped the wire for their backup camera, and they were able to fish it back up using a piece of stiff wire (coat hanger?). You might be able find the wire for the clearance light through the hole where the camera is mounted; but if it were me, I would probably try to run a new wire from the adjacent light. You can probably enlarge the hole under the clearance light somewhat as long as you keep it smaller that the light. Just be careful you don't knock the wire off for the second light.
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Paz, thanks, I saw the foam baffle above the engine and didn't want to remove it as it felt stiff and it might crumble. I'll try your suggestion. Its been this way since I bought it and looks like the previous owner didn't want to takle it.
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