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1ed

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Posted: 04/16/21 07:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2020 Rochwood mini lite and the right turn signal does not flash. All other functions work on both sides of the trailer. Can not figure out how to remove the lens so I can replace bulb. The tail light has caluking around it and there is a small black thing on the bottom of the light. I am not sure how to get this puppy off so I can replace the bulb.Ed

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Posted: 04/17/21 12:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you see that it has a bulb or being that new is it possibly an LED assembly? If the latter, you may have to remove caulking and replace.

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Posted: 04/17/21 06:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Post a photo of the light se we can see what it looks like. There's dozens of various tail lights used y RV manufacturers


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Posted: 04/17/21 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

some are sealed you have to replace the hole unit.

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Posted: 04/17/21 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is the new type LED. NOt sure how to post picture but it is round and LED.
Thanks for your input. Ed

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Posted: 04/17/21 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LED lights are sealed and the LEDs inside the assembly are not "replaceable".

To fix, you must replace the entire fixture.

You might wish to do some troubleshooting before replacing the fixture..

Clean all the contacts on the plug from the trailer and the socket on the vehicle, the connections tend to get corroded. You can use some sandpaper rolled up a few layers and flattened out size it to fit in the plug contacts to scrub the contacts shiny.

Vehicles often have fuses on stop/turn/running lights, make sure those fuses are good, read your vehicles manual to find out the location of those fuses.

Your trailer may also have fuses, if so those may be located near the tongue, follow the tow vehicle to trailer cable to see if you can find a junction and fuse box..

Barring all that, pull the tail lights, move the known working one to the side that isn't working.. If the good tail light works then you know you need to replace the bad one..

If you don't wish to go to the work of troubleshooting you can just throw money at it and buy a new replacement and hope that is the fix to the problem..

If they look like these..

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They use a rubber grommet that surrounds the light..

You can pry the light out of the grommet or the grommet out of the RV body..

Although it is possible that if there is caulking around the fixture the caulking may be hiding the screw holes so you will want to remove the caulking ans see what is under it..

* This post was edited 04/17/21 01:18pm by Gdetrailer *

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Posted: 04/17/21 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I imagine his lights are the same as my 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite.

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I don't see any outside screws to remove it either.. I suspect that the seal will need to be cut and then maybe it 'twists' off or something.. There is really no way to get to it from inside the trailer.

Good luck! Mitch
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Gdetrailer wrote:

LED lights are sealed and the LEDs inside the assembly are not "replaceable".

To fix, you must replace the entire fixture.

You might wish to do some troubleshooting before replacing the fixture..

Clean all the contacts on the plug from the trailer and the socket on the vehicle, the connections tend to get corroded. You can use some sandpaper rolled up a few layers and flattened out size it to fit in the plug contacts to scrub the contacts shiny.

Vehicles often have fuses on stop/turn/running lights, make sure those fuses are good, read your vehicles manual to find out the location of those fuses.

Your trailer may also have fuses, if so those may be located near the tongue, follow the tow vehicle to trailer cable to see if you can find a junction and fuse box..

Barring all that, pull the tail lights, move the known working one to the side that isn't working.. If the good tail light works then you know you need to replace the bad one..

If you don't wish to go to the work of troubleshooting you can just throw money at it and buy a new replacement and hope that is the fix to the problem..


x2. If the fixture is an LED, it's theoretically possible that the fixture itself if the cause of the problem, but IMO very unlikely. There are several other possible failure points, starting at the tow vehicle plug and going back from there. Always check things that cost nothing to check (fuses, connections), etc before you spend any money on parts.

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Posted: 04/19/21 05:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was surprised to learn that newer pickups have a fuse for both the left and the right turn signal trailer light. Check the fuses first.

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Posted: 04/19/21 08:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all. The responses, I have not repaired the. Light yet. Cleaned the plug on trailer and truck and still no worked. If the blinker works on the truck wouldn’t that eliminate the truck. I plan to use some emery paper as my next method to repair the light.

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