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Old 09-15-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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replacing upper led tail light strip

Some of the leds in the upper tail lights are out and so I ordered replacements. When I removed one of the strips it seems there is very little slake in the wires (2 inches) to work with. Is this all there is or do I need to pull harder? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:20 AM   #2
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FWIW The rear top center bar should only have 3 lights lit for a trailer over 80"
wide. (There is a different part # from the full light bar.) I think my trailer had a center full light bar with burnt out lights like yours.(Been a while since replacement.) I pulled my upper light and had very little slack. Called ETI they said to cut the headliner in the cabinet. Once cut I was able to free up plenty of wire. Sealant from the shell hole was holding the wire in the trailer.
If you cut the headliner do it at the upper edge of the tabbing strip which holds up the cabinet base. You can then stain an oak strip and screw it to the tabbing strip that covers up the cut in the head liner.
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:49 PM   #3
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I replaced the driver side strip and had plenty of wire but I had to tug it a bit to free it up. From the build pictures I have of mine it looks like they taped the wiring to the side of the trailer here and there. I did leave it as long as I could for the next time...
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:20 PM   #4
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What is the tail LED light model number and where can you buy them except contacting ETI?
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:31 PM   #5
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Here you go, read this and the next post. I got one from etrailer.

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Old 09-15-2019, 04:40 PM   #6
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This is what was on my trailer. The upper and lower tail lights were Bargman 47-54-001 available from Amazon. The center upper light should be a Bargman 47-54-002, ID bar ( With only 3 lit LED's) also listed on Amazon. The lights are on my 2014, E-21. About a foot long and in. inch tall.
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Thank you everyone for the tail lights parts info.

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Old 09-16-2019, 09:56 AM   #8
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These lights on the top seem to fail fairly often. I am on the third light on the upper right hand side of my trailer. The taillights that are lower last a lot longer, perhaps because they are beneath a ridge in the classic trailer body. I have heard various explanations ranging from moisture penetration to expansion and contraction due to heat from the sun.

has anyone found replacement lights that are more resistant to failure or developed any other strategy to make them last longer?
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