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Mar 24, 2019
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hi wondered if anyone can help me . need to replace front and rear running lights top of sundance 580pr m/h . bought new sealed led lights thinking it was just a matter of a simple replacement but they seemed to be sealed with silicon all round the cable wondered if the inside of cab and rear ceiling had to be removed in which case would need to be a dealer job
 

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Change the bulbs for LED ones. What’s wrong with the ones that are already fitted. Certainly not going to be a cheap change if you get the Dealer involved at £60 an hour + they will expect to supply the parts.
 
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cheers QFour the lights that are in are l e d in a sealed unit with the cable running inside van . the front ones have died and some back ones died the problem is not knowing how long cable is to join as cable is sealed with silicon
 
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I think you'll find they have been fitted from the outside. Pick out the silicon & remove screws (if there are any) and pull out the light. I suspect the connection won't involve anything as sophisticated as a connector - more likely an aftermarket informal joint. There'll be enough slack to do it safely.
 
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Mar 24, 2019
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cheers the led and lens unscrews easy enough but it is the cable which is sealed inside cab . I might just have to be brave and dig well into m/h body until wire comes free although it seem well stuck

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If there is any other way to connect the replacement lights, I would opt for it. Silicon usually applied to make waterproof and prevent any possible ingress of water.
Is it not possible to use a soldered connection?
 
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If there is any other way to connect the replacement lights, I would opt for it. Silicon usually applied to make waterproof and prevent any possible ingress of water.
Is it not possible to use a soldered connection?
He hasn't got that far as yet! It may well be soldered or might be some other method. Even choc block will work in a dry location.
 
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Mar 24, 2019
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thanks guys problem is there isn't enough length on wire to allow solder without digging around wire and hope to free up enough length to do something with . can always seal up after .
 

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Are you sure that its silicone?
Normally the sealant of choice is a non setting mastic.
 
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pretty sure ambulancekidd I have used plenty of it in my time and it has wire in a very tight grip so its not just a thin covering

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I tried to get the Solar Panel electric box on a Swift open and that was a right job. Certainly not non setting mastic. Good luck digging but make sure you seal it well afterwards. Makes you wonder how they put them together in the first place. Perhaps they are fitted before assembly so they can get at the back of the fitting. No one will have thought about changing them when it was manufactured.
 
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