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Removing clearance lights
« on: January 30, 2020, 07:17:16 PM »
Hi all, first post from a new owner.

I've recently picked up a well traveled Mk3, other than a general tidy up it has a few niggles I'd like to address. One is that one of the side clearance LEDs is dead.

It looks impossible to access the back of it without drilling out a bunch of pop rivets. Before I just apply brute strength and break something, has anyone removed one and offer advice how it's mounted?
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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 10:12:32 PM »
Can you put up a photo so we've got half a chance to help please.
Previous owner may have changed them.
Is there cables visible from inside, near the roof on the side walls.
Some models had panels with the speakers and reading lights in the inside front corners.
The panels covered wiring which may include the sidelights.
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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 12:23:44 PM »
I can get some this afternoon, but basically it looks like there is no access from the inside. The Canning doesn't have the speakers so the blanks are still in place.
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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 06:17:25 PM »
There should be a way of getting to the wiring on the inside. We have a Mk II Canning and we have an aluminium extrusion running vertically up that covers the wiring and supports the side pockets.  Similarly, there is a metal cover strip where the wall meets the bed covering the wiring. ( maybe covered by carpet on the sides). You should find the side light and rear trailer lights wiring comes up through the front of the drivers side locker near the wall along with the internal supply to the powerbox. Some wires go off across the top of the bed, (under the mattress), to the passenger side. Generally, all wiring is black twin sheath cable, the smaller use for trailer lights and the heavier one for internal harness.

That is how a Mk II is wired. My guess is a Mk III is similar, just a little more tidy. But, then it could be completely different! Good luck.

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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 08:38:05 AM »
I had a quick look inside our Mk3 - it looks like the back of it would be behind the speaker box. If I get a chance over the weekend I'll try to take a speaker out and see what's behind it.

They are probably Narva brand - my guess is 91605. Perhaps ask Narva for a copy of the instructions on how to remove them.

And once you've worked it out please make sure you update the thread with what you found!!

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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 08:30:53 AM »
Pics for perusal...Hope this helps.

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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 12:47:02 PM »
Sorry all, been completely swamped - hope to get it out of the shed this weekend!
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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 01:04:16 PM »
Finally got around to this.

Interior access is impossible so I took a chance and used force, they are glued into the backing bracket.

Problem solved.
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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 09:53:08 PM »
What brand were they?  Mine are made by LED Autolamps and the lens clips out.
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Re: Removing clearance lights
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 11:12:36 PM »
I googled chasing one for my Mk5 side lamp. outer black surround was broken after a altercation with a pole.
The inner section was well held with silicon to the outer and side of Tvan.
I ordered as per the original an "ADR 45 10-30wLED lamp" through Ebay.
Found heaps of 20 unites for $30 via US.
I paid $12.95 for one locally as i only needed the surround.
If i needed to totally replace I would have needed solder & shrink wrap to cut & rejoin wiring.
Hope this helps