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Posted: 01/11/20 05:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

clotus wrote:

UPDATE: So although I had initially checked the bulbs, I only looked at the filament. Well, after checking the fuses and relays I pulled the bulbs and wouldn't you know they were both corroded at the base! Replaced the bulbs and BOOM problem solved!!!!

Before you seal the light up you may want to put some protectant on bulb and connectors. One product is Camco 55013.


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Good idea. I think I have some dielectric grease laying around.


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Yes dielectric grease is your friend in this situation. If the terminals in the assembly are corodded, clean them up first. Sanding, wire brush, Coca Cola if it's electrical corrosion.
Then grease em up good.
I wouldn't try to seal the bulb to the socket or use sealant on the lens though.
Glad it was an easy fix.


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If you do seal the lens, think of leaving a hole at the bottom so that any water that does manage to get in has a route to get out again, rather than just sitting there forever and ever. Maybe even drill a weep hole...





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I checked, the bulb was corroded, the socket was good.

Good call on the sealing of the lenses. I always seal a little more than 3/4 around leaving the bottom center unsealed to let any water escape.

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