I replaced the burned out clearance light last evening. It was a much bigger job than I thought it would be. But everything is easier thinking about doing than actually doing, don't you agree? OK, can you tell which light was replaced?
Yep, you are right; of the three center clearance lights, it is the one toward the passenger side or the one to the left on the picture. It is the one that is not faded and appears a bright amber color.
There wasn't a lot of slack to the wires. I assume that when it was manufactured, the wires were pulled tight from the rear before the overhead cabinets and ceiling were installed. The shortness of the wires caused some difficulty. You know I am not as good a fixer of things as is Billy Bob and he is over a couple of hundred miles south of me at this time. So, I had to do it myself. But I am like that. . . "Mother!! I would rather do it myself!!". And before you ask, no, they didn't have an "h" to replace the missing letter on the front of my coach.
I considered just climbing up the back ladder and then I could lay on the roof and lean over a bit to replace the light, but it was a hot day and I don't work to well upside down. Sure glad I didn't. I would have been worn out. I always forget a few things I need to do a job. I was up and down that ladder a bunch of times.
Since the original lights were hard-wired in, I had to cut the wire to the old one. I cut it as close to the old light fixture as I could and pulled as much slack as I could to get it out of the hole so that I could splice the new one in. I used a crimping splice along with a crimping tool. And before you ask, before I put the light back in place and caulked it, I did test it to make sure it worked when the running lights were turned on. I even checked the wires with a VOM meter before I spliced the new one in just in case the old bulb was good and the circuit was bad. Sure glad it was just the bulb. BTW, I bought all of those bulbs that they had in the store; four of them. I figured they may be needed and I may be somewhere where there is no place to buy them. You know how it works, if you are prepared and have the parts, you will not need them. Even if I do, it works out either way (grin). Now, you all have a great day, you hear?