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Old 12-14-2008, 08:49 PM   #15
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Diplomat Don...You truly do underestimate Mama

My actual response to Sacs this morning was "put the lens back on -seal it and take it down to QZ as it is...it will give all the men there a project for the day." ...so with that being said...make sure you have your tools!

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:27 AM   #16
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My DW said that she was sure that I had enough tools to pull the front cap off if necessary. Were covered.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:59 PM   #17
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But do you have the tools to put it back on again? That is the bigger question.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:24 AM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SacsTC:
Hi Bama!!!
Unfortunately, MAMA, aka SWMBO, has drastically cut down my use of the Bright Red Tool anywhere near the Dip.
I did tell her I would just run the wire on the outside of the cap and cover it with white roof sealant though, so we'll see who wins. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

SacsTC,

I have one of these and find it handy for fishing things out of tight places. It might work for you on this job, especially if you make the hole a little larger.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Flexible-F...906622QQcmdZViewItem

P.S. Mama probably hid the blades for the sawsall.

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Old 12-16-2008, 05:31 AM   #19
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Beaverjim wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> fish another wire from you center markers and tap into them </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

SacsTC,
From years of trouble shooting and repairing marker lights on semi-trailers, this answer IMHO is no doubt the best. It's certainly something I would try.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:00 AM   #20
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Nodine, thanks, I have a tool just like that, but I'm sure if I stuck it in the upper front cab, I'd pull about 30 different wires out the hole and never see the one I want. As far as making the hole larger, I could probably make it longer by another 1/2", but no wider without possible leak problem.

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Fishing a new wire fron the center markers is probably the only option, but the weather has been running in the 30's and low 40's with rain, so it is not that important right at this minute!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:35 PM   #21
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nodine:
P.S. Mama probably hid the blades for the sawsall.

Bob </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Bob...Do ya think?!!
PS...please don't tell him!!

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All good suggestions here. Since they are LEDs, fishing another wire from the center (or next closest) marker and abandoning the lost wire is the best solution IMHO. I have battery powered (hearing aid type) LEDs on some of my pick-up tools but they don't help if I can't get my big-fat-head in there to see what "they" see.

BTW, I have one of these to fix too and am dreading the wiring behind all of the silicone on mine.

Why don't the mfr's allow a little bit of extra wire so that when you pull the markers out, there is about 12"-18" of "loom", bonded or sheathed together that can dangle about without fear of slipping back into the dark recesses of the caps?

Good luck Sacs. At least you have MM "supervising" behind you...
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:30 PM   #23
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Hi SacsTC and MM! Sorry we missed ya in QZ this year but had other commitments. First miss we've had in five years and are a bit homesick for the dust, sand and fellowship around the firepit. I'm tagging on to an older post of yours because we need a cheap source for the led marker lights you've got pictured there. We have one spare (led amber marker part #51154) but need six more! #@&*# Wildwood has them for $18.95 ea. but we'd sure like to find them at a better price, as they seem to be going out alot.
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Megatech seems to have them
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:40 PM   #25
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WooHoo! Dat be da ones! Went to there first off (good folks) but obviously didn't look in the right places. Thanks!
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SacsTC,
This might be a little more involved but have you thought of a small fiberoptic scope or borescope? Might let you see where the wire is instead of blind searching trying for a grab in the dark so to speak. Some of the scopes have pinchers on the end to grab onto things.
I'm thinking some large plumbing operations or possibly heating and air contractors or even some automotive shops may have this sort of scope. You possibly might even rent something of this nature.
Guess it depends if you want to find the original wire or splice into another wire as others have suggested. Good Luck
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Well, my mistake. After reading the rest of the posts I see that the original thread was over a year old and you probably solved your problem long ago. Those last couple of tag on replies got me.
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