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Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer

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Painted Ponies
Posted 2018-09-24 8:58 PM (#171891)
Subject: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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The left rear light on my 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n trailer is not working correctly. It works for the left turn signal but has no running light. I’ve been told that I have to replace the whole unit? This is an LED light ~ I’ve never had to replace either of these rear lights before.
Any advice or help would be appreciated ~
Thanks!
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cajunmuleman
Posted 2018-09-25 4:26 AM (#171892 - in reply to #171891)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer



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I am pretty sure that with LEDs you have to replace the assembly. It should have a molded plug that plugs into the back of the fixture. Take a meter ( or test light ) to make sure that you are getting 12 volts DC to the fixture. LEDs generally are reliable but do occasionally fail.
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Painted Ponies
Posted 2018-09-25 8:02 AM (#171893 - in reply to #171892)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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How do I remove or access the light unit...can I remove it from the outside of the trailer? Like I said this is new to
me and I’m trying to avoid having to take it a considerable distance to have it checked-repaired. It must be getting the current as it does present a turn signal and I believe the brake light also. Couldn’t check the brake light by myself last evening ~
Thanks,,,

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beeoerdog
Posted 2018-09-25 8:20 AM (#171894 - in reply to #171891)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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If it is the type that is surrounded by a rubber gasket, simply and gently pry the unit out....a little difficult to start but not too bad.
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Painted Ponies
Posted 2018-09-25 8:39 AM (#171895 - in reply to #171891)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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The rubber gasket part is pop riveted into the trailer so does the red plastic light come out of that?
This may be a job for super(sundowner)man, lol. It may require a little more skill than I possess. Maybe I can figure out how to put a picture of it on here if that is allowed.

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RTSmith
Posted 2018-09-25 9:09 AM (#171897 - in reply to #171891)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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If it is a riveted light, you will need to drill out the rivets. Then replace the entire assembly and re-rivet.

But- as has been mentioned here it may be worth checking power first. There is a removable panel inside the trailer that will let you access all of that wiring. And it comes off with Phillips screws. :

And FYI- The turn/brake functions are the same wire and same "bulbs" in the light. The marker is a whole other set of functions and wire.
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beeoerdog
Posted 2018-09-25 9:18 AM (#171898 - in reply to #171891)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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Try prying the plastic fixture out of the rubber gasket
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cajunmuleman
Posted 2018-09-25 9:31 AM (#171899 - in reply to #171891)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer



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Try the emergeengy flashers. This you can do by yourself. That is the same bulb as the brake and turn signal.
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Painted Ponies
Posted 2018-09-25 11:54 AM (#171901 - in reply to #171891)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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Thanks for all of the info shared I’ve learned a little more about all of this trailer light stuff.
It is riveted in, there is a panel inside the tack room beside the door that I presume covers the wiring (doesn’t use Phillips but some other strange looking screws that I presume I can figure out, usually can) and ...I did turn the flashers on and they worked perfectly!Thanks for that tip ;-),,,that’s one I will definitely pass on to all of my cowgirl hauling-riding buddies. Any other tips will surely be appreciated!
Knowledge is power you know! :-)

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PaulChristenson
Posted 2018-09-27 6:37 AM (#171907 - in reply to #171901)
Subject: RE: Replacing rear light on 2005 Sundowner 727 g/n horse trailer


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Painted Ponies - 2018-09-25 2:54 PM Thanks for all of the info shared I’ve learned a little more about all of this trailer light stuff. It is riveted in, there is a panel inside the tack room beside the door that I presume covers the wiring (doesn’t use Phillips but some other strange looking screws that I presume I can figure out, usually can) and ...I did turn the flashers on and they worked perfectly!Thanks for that tip ;-),,,that’s one I will definitely pass on to all of my cowgirl hauling-riding buddies. Any other tips will surely be appreciated! Knowledge is power you know! :-)

If the screw head pattern looks like a star...it will need a Torx  screwdriver
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