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Old 06-27-2014, 03:20 AM   #1
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Reverse Tail Light Fell OUT! Can't find it

LOL, God forbid we have a dull moment. Theresa to the rescue. So our reverse tail light came lose for some reason and fell down inside the end cap. We cannot find it and cannot figure out how to get to it. Here's a picture of where is WAS:

Todd is out doing, probably, mortal damage to the paint trying to remove the "ring" so I can get my arm in there. We stuck our phone in there and took pictures all over to try and "see" where it was, it has disappeared.
We are hoping to find away to fish it out of there. I asked him to back up the truck and plug the trailer in and put the truck in reverse so at least it would light up...
Any suggestions???

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We can see the light while in reverse. It's lying in the bottom of the end cap.
Anyone know the procedure for changing the rear tail light bulbs?
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:48 AM   #2
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You will have to remove ring, I used a plastic putty knife to pry it loose, after retrieving light they snap together & held in place with ring. I replaced BU lights with tail/stop lights & had to use some silicone & electrical tape to secure light & ring together. I also replaced BU lights for a friend & assembler got carried away with silicone when installing & were a bi#%h to remove rings, took an hour per side.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:06 AM   #3
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Thanks Danny! That is what we were preparing to do, but THEN, observe female tenacity:

1. Locate missing light be plugging trailer into truck and putting into reverse.
Find a way to access the light that is at the BOTTOM of the end cap.


2. Have Todd hand me the light with his lovely long arms...

3. and then use my magic tool to pull the light snugly back into the ring from behind:


Wah-Lah.
Shame on you RW for designing such an impossible tail light! I hope it never burns out!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:17 AM   #4
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WOW Todd.....lovely long arms and nice finger nails! Okay....I'm impressed. I'll tell my wife to bring plenty on $1 bills to the rally so you can entertain her.
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I'll tell my wife to bring plenty on $1 bills to the rally so you can entertain her.
Now that will be entertaining, will this be before or after adult beverage hour???
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Now that will be entertaining, will this be before or after adult beverage hour???
It would take a lot longer than an hour to get ready for this!
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Thanks Danny! That is what we were preparing to do, but THEN, observe female tenacity:

1. Locate missing light be plugging trailer into truck and putting into reverse.
Find a way to access the light that is at the BOTTOM of the end cap.


2. Have Todd hand me the light with his lovely long arms...

3. and then use my magic tool to pull the light snugly back into the ring from behind:


Wah-Lah.
Shame on you RW for designing such an impossible tail light! I hope it never burns out!!
Redwood didn't design those taillights. There are several suppliers for those types of light assemblies. You can't replace lamps. You have to replace the entire light assembly that snaps into the mounting. I replaced mine with LED taillights and also replaced the backup lights with an amber LED assembly that comes on with turn signals only. You can't miss seeing those when they come on. I purchased both taillights and amber lights through eTrailer.com.

Glad you were able to fish the light out of the end cap.
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Well, the light seems fine, but they have GLUED it in there with silicone, and I think a gasket might have been a better plan! :-)
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Well, the light seems fine, but they have GLUED it in there with silicone, and I think a gasket might have been a better plan! :-)
I believe you will find all external lights are silicone rather than a gasket.
It's fun replacing any of them.
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If only they had secured everything INSIDE with such determination! Like tightening the hoses and the hinges on the cabinet doors.... LOL! Oh well. I will make sure we have a good plastic putty knife in the ol' toolbox. We have already replace side markers with LED and they were not siliconed...
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