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#10817379 - 05/04/15 11:54 AM Trailer brake light out question ?
Fish AKA Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 6608
Loc: Happy Place
Can't say how many times over the years I have brake lights go out due to water in them but it's a bunch. I noticed there is no gasket or seal around the bulb cover yesterday.This time I used silicone around the clear plastic assembly cover that is supposed to keep water out.Anyone ever try this with any success?


#10817446 - 05/04/15 12:15 PM Re: Trailer brake light out question ? [Re: Fish AKA Jerry]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2052
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Not really. Water will find a way.

For a few bucks you can install LED. They last 100,000 hours and are waterproof.....and trouble free.

worth it.
"..The pleasant’st angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.”
Bill Shakespeare

#10817509 - 05/04/15 12:39 PM Re: Trailer brake light out question ? [Re: Fish AKA Jerry]
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1742
Loc: SW Okla
Does it really matter what type bulb?
Incandescent bulbs are as waterproof as they can make them. Have to be, soon as air gets to the filament it's gone.
Don't know if it really helps but it makes me feel better about it disconnecting the trailer lights before backing into the water. I don't re-connect until I've got the tackle &c loaded back in the truck and I'm ready to hit the road.

I've read that LEDs are a lot hotter than incandescents. Will that cause a prolem with the plastic lens, maybe melting or burning them?
If you know how many firearms you have without stopping to count...
...You don't have enough guns.

If the dollar value of your firearms exceeds the value of your ammunition...
...You don't have enough ammunition.

#10818223 - 05/04/15 04:52 PM Re: Trailer brake light out question ? [Re: Fish AKA Jerry]
Chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
I had the same issue on my skeeter trailer I tried every thing grease silicon every thing after the 4th-5th time i went and bought some LED from walmart never had an issue with them

#10818473 - 05/04/15 07:01 PM Re: Trailer brake light out question ? [Re: Fish AKA Jerry]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 659
Long before LED's, I put silicon around the bulb where the glass meets the brass.

#10818574 - 05/04/15 07:43 PM Re: Trailer brake light out question ? [Re: Fish AKA Jerry]
Freeman Clark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1292
Loc: Temple, Texas
If you want to stop this problem get your lights out of the water.
Even with LED lights you will have trouble if you keep dunking them in water.

#10818631 - 05/04/15 08:13 PM Re: Trailer brake light out question ? [Re: Fish AKA Jerry]
JPeel Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 5565
Loc: 3gunning somewhere
I dunked my led lights in the water hundreds of times, they never failed.
the fisherman formerly known as Blu-Ranger....


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