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    tips on repairing LED tail light

    DW was following me home from FL last week and determined that our left rear tail light LED's were failing one by one... she said that at first she noticed two were out, then three, by the time we got home the whole bottom column of LED's was out.

    It looks like that assembly is screwed on from the outside and caulked. I'm guessing I just unscrew and pry? Then when it's apart I'm hoping something inside unplugs?

    Is this an autoparts store part of must I go order something on-line?
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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    Dave, as far as I know there is no way to repair them. All the ones I have are a sealed unit. Make sure that all connections are good and clean.
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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    Dave, I'll wager there is a number on the back of the sealed unit that can be used at a NAPA or similar store to get you fixed up. While ours are pop out units, they are sealed and not repairable.
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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    Today I started to get the rig ready for our next trip in July and looked at this. It is a sealed unit... but not sealed well. The lens leaked water and the LED's under water quit. Worse - the assembly is hard wired into the harness! I clipped it out and brought it to NAPA. After a while mumbling and looking at catalogs they gave up.

    Any suggestions for a source? I need one soon...
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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    Quote Originally Posted by davelinde View Post
    Today I started to get the rig ready for our next trip in July and looked at this. It is a sealed unit... but not sealed well. The lens leaked water and the LED's under water quit. Worse - the assembly is hard wired into the harness! I clipped it out and brought it to NAPA. After a while mumbling and looking at catalogs they gave up.

    Any suggestions for a source? I need one soon...
    I guess I didn't give any thought that there is a difference in the type of tail light used in the Cyclone vs. a Bighorn. Have you tried calling Heartland? You will need your VIN. Heartland also gives Owners Club member 10% off on parts. I'm sure if you call the Customer Service number they can direct you to the parts order line. All this is assuming of course, your tail lights are original equipment.
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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    Call Heartland Customer service. They should be able to help. You get a 10 percent discount as a owners club member.
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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    From past posts I believe someone said you can get the taillights at Tractor Supply. I have not changed mine out but here is something you might check out.

    I heard you can take yours out and put these right in. Not sure but what the hay..

    Tractor Supply LED Tail Lights

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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    The nice customer service people at Heartland have this in stock and will ship it to my house. A little pricey -- but I think all the LED stuff is more expensive. Hopefully the next one will last longer... I'm betting the water leak killed this one.
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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    Just out of curiosity, how much was it?

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    Re: tips on repairing LED tail light

    Quote Originally Posted by davelinde View Post
    The nice customer service people at Heartland have this in stock and will ship it to my house. A little pricey -- but I think all the LED stuff is more expensive. Hopefully the next one will last longer... I'm betting the water leak killed this one.
    Did you use your 10 percent owner's club discount?
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