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Old 04-02-2019, 03:57 PM   #1
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Marker light lenses

Anyone had any experience with removing the exterior marker light lenses at the top of the rear and front roofline? I was going to replace with LED bulbs and new or polished lens but the first one I tried the screw was rusted and broke off in the fixture.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:27 PM   #2
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PB Blaster or Kroil, soak the screws several times over a few days. If the screws are so rusted you break another, get the lens # & order online.
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You might want to get this as well to ensure your marker lights aren't allowing water incursion. Rubber Sheets, Black, 6x6-Inch by 1/16 which I've ordered from Amazon.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:51 PM   #3
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Marker lights are disposable like a Bic Lighter. I replaced all front and rear on my Dutchstar from this supplier. They have all shapes and sizes.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:56 PM   #4
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I replaced the whole light with LEDs. I got mine at etrailer pretty cheap.
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Its a pain... the screws will break as you've found, the caulk will make it hard to get the original housings out, the old len's may even shatter into tiny pieces that are sharp and a hassle to clean up, the wires will more than likely need to be cut and then re-spliced, and your ladder may be a bit wobbly as you lean into to get the old stuff out .


The end result is worth it... brighter, more energy efficient, and gives an updated look to your rig at night I believe. I mixed in some 2 LED lens with 5 LED lens and I think the result is pretty cool looking. Keep at it, you'll be glad you did.
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You know I can understand replacing interior light bulbs with LED's to use less power when off grid. But why does it matter with running/clearance lights? Do you leave them on all night or what.
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One of my led ones did not work and I could not find a match so I used one of my matching side marker lights and replaced them with two slight larger ones. Now I have a spare if I can remember where I put it.
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I had two clearance lights that were not working. When I tried to remove the lens it shattered, so I decided to replace them all.
We have 5 yellow lights in the front cap, 5 red lights in the rear cap. and 1 yellow light in front of the rear fender on each side. The side lights have 2 bulbs each. I bought all new lights from RV & Auto Parts. The yellow lights were $2.41 each and the red lenses were $1.31 each.

You need to be careful when cutting the wires or they will pull back into the fiberglass cap and are very difficult to retrieve. I used a pair of hemostats to hold them. I spliced the wires using splice connectors that have glue inside the heat shrink. You also need to use sealant around the hole in the cap and I used stainless screws to reinstall the lights.
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Back when I lived in TX, I broke a lens trying to get it off to replace a bulb. Couldn't find a match so I just got something kinda-similar at AutoZone.

The inspector said they all had to be the exact same and didn't pass me , so I had to replace the other ones too. Got plenty of practice breaking screws and lenses and recaulking doing that.

Never did learn if that was true or he was just having a bad day.
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