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  • Changing bulb on trailer lights

    I pulled the cover off so I could change the light bulb and there's a clear plastic cover over the light bulb. It looks kinda like a bubble over the bulb. How do I take this apart? Thanks guys


  • #2
    Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

    Originally posted by terrywilson88 View Post
    I pulled the cover off so I could change the light bulb and there's a clear plastic cover over the light bulb. It looks kinda like a bubble over the bulb. How do I take this apart? Thanks guys
    I've seen a lot of trailers in my time...but I don't think that I have ever seen what you just described!

    If nobody jumps in with an answer, maybe you could snap a picture?

    Happy boating!

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    • #3
      Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

      They don't come apart. You have to replace the whole bulb.
      "A manual is a cheap investment"
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      Bill
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      • #4
        Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

        That's basically a waterproof capsule protecting the bulb. You change the complete unit inside the lens housing. Mine has these lights, made by Wesbar.
        They make one for the right side and one for the left side.

        http://shop.easternmarine.com/index....productID=5058

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        • #5
          Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

          He is correct. They are made to be water tight so when the bulb burns out you do have to replace the whole thing. I just changed a friends and was suggesting he go to LEDs. He told me that he had the boat and trailer for 7 years and this is the first time he has had to replace the fixture. So he didn't think that replacing them with LEDs were what he wanted to do. I would have opted to replace them with LEDs for the simple fact that they are brighter and are water proof. I guess it is up to you. I just like people to see my trailer at night.
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          • #6
            Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

            Thanks guys

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            • #7
              Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

              Originally posted by raven7 View Post
              That's basically a waterproof capsule protecting the bulb. You change the complete unit inside the lens housing. Mine has these lights, made by Wesbar.
              They make one for the right side and one for the left side.

              http://shop.easternmarine.com/index....productID=5058
              Interesting approach to submersible lighting! Like I said, I have never come across one of these.... I can see where an owner of these lenses would opt to replace the bulb(s).

              Apparently, the 'right vs. left' only applies to the lens units...the bulb for either is the same number?



              Nice detective work!

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              • #8
                Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

                http://www.wesbar.com/product/detail...03308&cat=8960

                1 screw holds it in and the new one has to be wired.
                "A manual is a cheap investment"
                Fair Winds and Following Seas
                Bill
                PTC USN ret

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                • #9
                  Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

                  Wow, ya'll a lot faster than me in looking them up. I got tired of fooling with them and went to LED.
                  "A manual is a cheap investment"
                  Fair Winds and Following Seas
                  Bill
                  PTC USN ret

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                  • #10
                    Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

                    I just posted about this light assy. them I googled it and found the post.
                    is there a number for this assy ....I need one

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                    • #11
                      Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

                      Waterproof Low Profile Tail Light Replacement Capsule - Wesbar 403348 - iboats




                      Order 2 so you have a spare.



                      Medford, WI

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                      • #12
                        Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

                        NONSENSE! You don't need to spend the big money to replace the capsule--if you are willing to do a little work. Use a very fine hacksaw blade and cut around the bottom of the clear capsule. replace the bulb and use a good plastic cement to reseal the capsule to the base.

                        Since I am tighter than a crab's a**, and that's water tight, I have done it once or twice on my Caulkins trailer. I just can't justify spending 11 bucks on a 1 dollar bulb. In fact, I am so tight that I re-use bulbs salvaged from junkyard autos and save that dollar too.
                        Last edited by Frank Acampora; September 1st, 2013, 04:53 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

                          Originally posted by Frank Acampora View Post
                          NONSENSE! You don't need to spend the big money to replace the capsule--if you are willing to do a little work. Use a very fine hacksaw blade and cut around the bottom of the clear capsule. replace the bulb and use a good plastic cement to reseal the capsule to the base.

                          Since I am tighter than a crab's a**, and that's water tight, I have done it once or twice on my Caulkins trailer. I just can't justify spending 11 bucks on a 1 dollar bulb. In fact, I am so tight that I re-use bulbs salvaged from junkyard autos and save that dollar too.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Changing bulb on trailer lights

                            Ahhh, fellas, this thread is almost 4 years old and needs to back where it came from, the archives....
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