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Old 05-17-2015, 06:23 AM   #51
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:20 AM   #52
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Don't pull the chair rail panel.

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Already hadn't planned on that, and had planned on tying in a lot of the furnishings into it.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:02 AM   #53
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I am in need of some advice. I want to replace the single pigtail incandescent lights with 2 pigtail (plus ground) LED lights- so it will look something like the last picture.
White is ground, and I already plan on chassis grounding them in pairs with nuts, bolts and fender washers. Any suggestions?






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Old 05-17-2015, 10:16 AM   #54
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I am in need of some advice. I want to replace the single pigtail incandescent lights with 2 pigtail (plus ground) LED lights- so it will look something like the last picture.
White is ground, and I already plan on chassis grounding them in pairs with nuts, bolts and fender washers. Any suggestions?






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Ground each light at the location it is installed, use an external shake proof washer and scrape the paint off where you screw the ground in. If the lights are right close to each other you could use one ground, but i think I would go with two so I would not have to remove both grounds later if I had to replace a broken light.

the ring terminal on that light is large enough to go under a bolt, if you do not have a large flat head screw you could just install a new smaller ring terminal.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:20 AM   #55
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What c_hasbeen said.

And add a bit of dielectric grease to keep out moisture.

99% of lights not working for us is a corroded bad ground connection.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:07 AM   #56
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The problem isn't about grounding the LED lights, that I've already got figured out (each pair of lights to one grounding lug). The question is how do I go from a single pigtail connector (on the original incandescent light) to the double pigtail on the new lights?
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:14 AM   #57
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The problem isn't about grounding the LED lights, that I've already got figured out (each pair of lights to one grounding lug). The question is how do I go from a single pigtail connector (on the original incandescent light) to the double pigtail on the new lights?
On the yellow turn lights, connect the two wires together. The black wire is for running lights and the red one is for turn. You cannot have amber running lights on the rear. In that case, as I said, connect the two together or just use the red wire.

For your, tail/stop lights, there should be two wires. Again, black is running, and red on lights and whatever other wire on the bus is stop.
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Did you get that fiberglass fuzz cleaned off the ceiling yet? Just yesterday I went after mine and found that it could be scrubbed easily with a deck brush mounted on a 4 ft paint roller pole. I brushed the full ceiling of my long bus in less than an hour, and it did a good job of removing any fibers that weren't thoroughly embedded in the black adhesive stuff.
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Did you get that fiberglass fuzz cleaned off the ceiling yet? Just yesterday I went after mine and found that it could be scrubbed easily with a deck brush mounted on a 4 ft paint roller pole. I brushed the full ceiling of my long bus in less than an hour, and it did a good job of removing any fibers that weren't thoroughly embedded in the black adhesive stuff.
Not yet. I was looking through your recent update, saw that brush and said to SWMBO "That's exactly looking for!"
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lol at you folks worried about the right tool for raking off the fiberglass! After a couple months of frustrated grinding and scraping, we got 75% of the goop off using aircraft stripper. I wish the fiberglass was all I had to remove!
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