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Old 03-12-2023, 05:44 PM   #1
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Front cap marker light

I have a 2018 Freedom Elite. One of the LED marker lights doesnít work. It looks like you can pry/pop it out but I donít want to break anything in the process. Has anyone gotten these out and do they just pop out? Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2023, 09:40 PM   #2
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UPDATE: Donít want to be one of those drive by posters. They do pop out, BUT it was a bear to get out. I put a squirt of WD-40 around it and with some interior trim removal tools and some breath holding it came out. There was a blob of adhesive on the wiring that made it a bit tougher to get out.
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Old 03-14-2023, 10:23 PM   #3
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So, how do you change the bulb or does the light assembly just unplug and replace?
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Old 03-15-2023, 01:41 AM   #4
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So, how do you change the bulb or does the light assembly just unplug and replace?
Iíve been cussing Thor out today (shocking huh!) at what appears may be a plug in thereís enough electrical tape wrapped around and around to restrain a small gorilla. Luckily thereís enough wire that I can cut/solder/shrink wrap it and put the gorilla back to bedÖÖ
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Old 03-15-2023, 01:47 AM   #5
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Iíve been cussing Thor out today (shocking huh!) at what appears may be a plug in thereís enough electrical tape wrapped around and around to restrain a small gorilla. Luckily thereís enough wire that I can cut/solder/shrink wrap it and put the gorilla back to bedÖÖ
I'd be checking for 12 VDC in the wires before I cut them to verify the LED is bad and not the wiring.
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Old 03-15-2023, 03:18 AM   #6
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Did that as soon as I got the light out👍
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Old 03-15-2023, 04:13 AM   #7
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UPDATE: Donít want to be one of those drive by posters. They do pop out, BUT it was a bear to get out. I put a squirt of WD-40 around it and with some interior trim removal tools and some breath holding it came out. There was a blob of adhesive on the wiring that made it a bit tougher to get out.
Thanks for the advance exploration. I have 2 out and working up the courage to reach out there from the roof.
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Old 03-15-2023, 07:49 PM   #8
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Mine had a blob of adhesive (yellow circle) that made it tough to get out. I had to use a razor knife and cut it off of the wire.
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Old 03-15-2023, 08:25 PM   #9
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Where did you find replacements? Are they just a bulb or a whole unit?
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Old 03-15-2023, 09:35 PM   #10
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I found it at Lazy Days RV it was $9.95. The one nearest me is pretty high priced but they had ONE in stock and I was there.
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Old 03-16-2023, 01:39 AM   #11
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I bought those lights 4 or 5 years ago on ebay. They were like $10.00 for a dozen.
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Old 03-17-2023, 01:01 AM   #12
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Thereís plenty of wire now😁 There hardest part was getting the old lights out. It looked like Thor put some adhesive on the back side. Both lights were that way so I put a blob of acetoxy silicone sealant on the grommet before I put the light in.
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Old 03-18-2023, 06:58 PM   #13
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That style clearance light is notorious for providing a place for water intrusion. The rubber gasket gets cooked in the Sun, becomes brittle, then doesnít seal. At 6 mos old, 2 of mine fell out in my hand while inspecting for water intrusion. And I would suggest not using WD40 on any rubber. Itís petroleum based and will deteriorate the rubber. I use mineral oil or Murphyís soap. I then glopped the lights good with proflex when reinstalling.
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Old 03-18-2023, 07:29 PM   #14
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I agree with WD-40. I used it on the old one (the new light came with a grommet. I put a good amount of sealant on the new ones. Iíll have to keep an eye on the other three when I wax the front cap.👍
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