LED Marker lights - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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LED Marker lights

Seven Reds and four Ambers..I got em on sale a while ago when I broke one of my factory ones out on a tree <doh>

4 x 2-1/16 in. LED Catseye Clearance/Marker Light | Princess Auto

4 x 2-1/16 in. LED Catseye Clearance/Marker Light | Princess Auto

Also replaced the staples (not)holding my drawers under my fridge up with screws+glue..mmmm working drawers.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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So on that vein i've been looking for a sealed LED tail light that I can mount inside the factory covers to retain a factory look. I tried using LED bulbs but to be honest they suck. I think they are designed for rear facing sockets and simply are not bright enough.. I think the best bet would be a 6 inch round if it would fit but it's tough.

Anyone do this? what did they use?
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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I just did this on my Bigfoot - 7 amber and 5 red. Makes a huge difference in appearance, IMHO.

I used Blazers.

Amazon.com: Blazer C539A Amber LED Double Bullseye Side Marker Light-1 each: Automotive

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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The markers look good, Don. I bought the same lights, but have yet to install them. They're not the same shape as the originals, but I think they suit the trailer better. Do you have daylight pictures to show the look?

I was hoping they would fit - thanks for blazing that trail!

How did you mount them: self-tapping screws into new holes? Any wiring tips?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:51 PM   #5
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I'll take a some pics tonight.

I re-used one hole on each light, and had to drill one new one. The wiring on these markers is designed to be connected behind but that really makes it tough/impossible.. So on the wire wire I cut off about 2.5 inches (including the round metal connector) and used the insides of butt connectors to connect everything. Yes, the 'inside'.. I used a punch to knock out the metal centers from red connectors. most of the markers have two white and two green wires (white to white & black to green, FYI). Since you're using two wires jammed into one side of the butt connector you gotta splay it apart a bit with a razor blade and flat head screwdriver..

Anyway, also, beyond that, I had to pull the wires through to the front of the marker light, and for the boler half of the wiring, I had to drill a decent size hole (3/8's is sufficient in every case) below the LED module on the inside, far right hand side immediately below the last LED in the row. (i'll post a pic later when I get home).. there, it lines up with the hole in the fibreglass and the marker mounts flush.

screw it on and clamp it shut with your crimpers. I used brush on electrical tape as an insulator and silicone to seal the wire hole.


They look absolutely identical to the originals, but clean and bright and all working.

*edit, ah yes, I used butyl tape to seal/stick em to the boler.
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Thanks Don. Your description makes sense but I still look forward to the wiring photo (no rush of course).

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They look absolutely identical to the originals, but clean and bright and all working.
I guess our trailers came with different lights... my originals are a different shape: #99 Clearance / Side Markers - Bargman
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Ya..the ones I had on there don't look like those, that's for sure.

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Here are the pics
Nice and clear!
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