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Old 03-08-2021, 08:18 PM   #41
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Yep, found that - popped the zip tie, scraped away some very brittle foam spray insulation, voila - plenty of wire! Just wish I had done that *before* I tried tugging on it and whacked my thumb really hard


Amazon pics indicate cut and splice. Do you have a link for Direct Electronics?
Here’s the Amazon LED wiring...
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:50 PM   #42
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If you order the LEDs from Direct Electronics they are plug and play.
I could not find these plug and play lights. Do you have a link?

I cannot find a plug on my coach and I am okay with the cut and splice from Amazon.
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:31 PM   #43
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What is the difference in high and low tail light
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:35 PM   #44
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I could not find these plug and play lights. Do you have a link?

I cannot find a plug on my coach and I am okay with the cut and splice from Amazon.
Here’s the link...

https://smile.amazon.com/Partsam-Rec.../dp/B08JBJ5JJB
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:36 PM   #45
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What is the difference in high and low tail light
As it says above...
- high is for stop or turn signal
- low is for running lights
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:37 PM   #46
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:38 PM   #47
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Everyone doing this mod...

- take photos of the back of the Thor light you are removing so you don’t mess up the wiring
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Old 03-08-2021, 09:49 PM   #48
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That is some pretty serious delamination. Does the water enter through the light fixture and then wick up the wall or does the water enter somewhere up high and then trickle down? Are you going to try to repair the delamination of just replace the light fixtures?
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Old 03-08-2021, 10:26 PM   #49
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If you order the LEDs from Direct Electronics they are plug and play.
My question is for Yvonnermarc. Do you have a link for the plug and play Direct Electronics LED Tail Lights?
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Old 03-09-2021, 12:43 AM   #50
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That is some pretty serious delamination. Does the water enter through the light fixture and then wick up the wall or does the water enter somewhere up high and then trickle down? Are you going to try to repair the delamination of just replace the light fixtures?
I assume the water wicked up the wall from the tail lights, as the roof seams look fine. Not repairing the delam, just sealed up the wood behind the lights, and replaced them.
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Old 03-09-2021, 02:46 PM   #51
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Here’s the Amazon LED wiring...
Colors can vary coach to coach so test your own wires. This is my 2019 Thor ACE 29.3 versus Amazon PartSam taillight.

White = ground = PartSam is white.
Red = reverse = PartSam is blue.
Green = brake & turn signal = PartSam is green & yellow (2 wires).
Black = tail lights = PartSam is black/yellow stripe & brown/green stripe (2 wires).
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Old 03-10-2021, 01:43 AM   #52
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Moving along. Here's the left side pics so far:
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Old 03-10-2021, 01:46 AM   #53
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Right side had more damage, had to fill it in :
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Old 03-10-2021, 10:02 PM   #54
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Thanks,. after seeing this i removed my LED tail lights in a new 2021 ACE 30.4. The surfaces were wet, but no rotting. I have sealed with a little clear silicone, between the light, gasket, and RV skin. I hope this preventative maintenance can prevent rotting of the wood around the cutout. While i was looking, i sprayed a little Flex Seal on all the bolts below RV and gnd studs, they were starting to rust.....
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Old 03-11-2021, 01:35 AM   #55
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Another leaky tail light victim...

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I could not find these plug and play lights. Do you have a link?



I cannot find a plug on my coach and I am okay with the cut and splice from Amazon.
I had to call for the LEDs. I believe they were around $70 each. But direct plug-ins.

https://www.commandelectronics.com
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Old 03-11-2021, 02:27 AM   #56
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Yes
The CommandElectronics rear tail light product is not on the website
I think they don’t have much inventory, if any

Also, the Command product is twice the cost as the Amazon product.

Either way...Thor didn’t set these lights up to be plug & play
You’ll need to splice whether you get the Command product or the Amazon product
At least that’s what I found on my Vegas.
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Another leaky tail light victim...

You won’t have to splice the Command product I have them on mine. They are already wired to the correct plug. They are the OEM for the Thor tail lights. They have plenty of LED tail lights as mine shipped next day.
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:52 PM   #58
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PartSam Leds on Amazon are offered in "smoked" or dark lens. Personal preference, but I like the dark lens over the red.
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Old 03-12-2021, 03:00 PM   #59
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You won’t have to splice the Command product I have them on mine. They are already wired to the correct plug. They are the OEM for the Thor tail lights. They have plenty of LED tail lights as mine shipped next day.
Yes, but...
$80 each at Command vs $80 for a 2pk “knock-off” on Amazon??

I’ll spend my $80 saved on eighty $1 items at Dollar Tree
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Old 03-12-2021, 03:12 PM   #60
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If the $ is an issue I’d certainly advise the knock-offs. I try to avoid “hacks” whenever possible. So the $ wasn’t a detractor for me.
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