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Old 07-11-2016, 12:59 AM   #1
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How do you remove/open clearance lights?

I noticed some moisture in one of the clearance lights over the cab, but mine have no visible screw or easy way to dismantle. I tried a light pry but didn't want to gouge something that I wasn't sure was going to pop open.
The lights have an amber insert within a plastic chrome housing with no obvious way to open up.
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If these are like mine which have a base mounted to the RV and the lens snapped onto it, a wide thin blade screwdriver to pop the cap.
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NomadMike, thanks, I tried a putty knife and even that won't fit between either the lense and housing or the housing and front cap. It must be doable, but I'm really leary about something breaking.
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Can you post a picture of it?
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I noticed some moisture in one of the clearance lights over the cab, but mine have no visible screw or easy way to dismantle. I tried a light pry but didn't want to gouge something that I wasn't sure was going to pop open.
The lights have an amber insert within a plastic chrome housing with no obvious way to open up.
Thanks for any assistance!
Some later assemblies are "sealed" and not serviceable. LED Replacements are cheap. I think the rear ones on my coach a couple years ago were about $4.00 each.
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Some later assemblies are "sealed" and not serviceable. LED Replacements are cheap. I think the rear ones on my coach a couple years ago were about $4.00 each.
I tried posting a pic, but it seems to overwrite everything else on my post, so I gave up (must be forgetting something here). And yes, my unit does seem sealed and non serviceable, but not sure its LED, as I can see some kind of 'bulb' inside.
I was finally successful in figuring out the outer chrome trim can be pried away from the lense/base to release it from a bevelled edge (but the lense/base don't separate). There are two screws inside the areas that the chrome hides, that attach the unit to the RV, and two prongs that protrude from the backside to make the electrical connection. It appears that moisture sat behind unit and eventually worked its way in alongside one or both electrical prongs.
I'll have to somehow evaporate the moisture, and use lots of ProFlex on re-assembly. Should be easy enough to replace all these if any burn out - too bad they aren't more easily serviceable.
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