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Old 06-12-2010, 08:06 PM
stcriox stcriox is offline
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Exclamation Ranger Trail reverse lights

I love my Ranger Trail-especially the Road Armor. However, I keep having issues with the reverse lights.

I have spoken with the dealer who has informed me that they see a lot of lights burning out due to water intrusion.

My trailer is under warranty for another two years so the lights are replaced under the warranty. However, I would like to find a way to solve this problem for the future.

Has anyone else encountered this problem? The rest of the lights (tail lights, etc.. ) must be sealed because I have NEVER had an issue with one going out.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:31 AM
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Howdy,

I have the same problem with my trailer. In fact, I just lost a light last week. Not only are they not waterproof, they actually seem to hold water long after you get off the lake.

Take care,

Ruddiger
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:57 AM
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You can fix them. Heres what I did. My trailer is a '04 model but I think the lights are the same. A large nut is in the inside of fender that holds light. Take it off. Remove the light and unplug the wires. My bulbs had water in them and one was out. I pried off the rubber cap on the back of the assenbly which is held on by silicone. The bulb then unsnaps from inside the assembly. I then cleaned out the lense and made sure it was dry. I replaced the bulbs with new long lasting bulbs from auto store. Put the assembly back together and then siliconed the rubber cap and wire entry liberaly with 3m 5200 sealant. My problems have ceased to exist and no more water. Really wasnt that hard of a job. The hardest part was getting the large nut off the inside of the assemby. Good luck.
Dont put any silicone on the inside of assembly or you will get condensation on lense. Only outside.

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Old 06-13-2010, 10:19 PM
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Thanks for the help Bloodman my is a 07 trailer and lost a back up light last week and havent had time to check on it. but will check and hope that it works for me also, so will be checking it out. Again thanks...
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:42 AM
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Thanks for the great advice, Bloodman!
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:15 PM
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I have a 2008 Ranger Trailer and also had the backup lights go out. They were filled with water and the dealer swapped them out for the new model backup lights. The new version was a much nicer light and was sealed alot better than the original. It looks like Ranger learned to find a better supplier. No cost to swap them out since it was under warranty they exchanged the old for the new.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:43 PM
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I have a 2008 Ranger Trailer and also had the backup lights go out. They were filled with water and the dealer swapped them out for the new model backup lights. The new version was a much nicer light and was sealed alot better than the original. It looks like Ranger learned to find a better supplier. No cost to swap them out since it was under warranty they exchanged the old for the new.

You are correct sir. I have a 2009 and so does my buddy. Both of us have the water in the lights issue. I called Ranger factory and they shipped out two new lights, they are now completely sealed units. I replaced both. Last week I was into the dealer and saw a big pile of the older light (they come in two parts) laying on the floor. Call Ranger and they will send you the new redesigned lights.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:04 PM
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Default Ranger Trailer reverse lights

Thanks Bloodman, I was able to remove, dismantle, and fix my Trailer's reverse light per the method you described. Saved me big money hot having to replace my reverse lights on my trailer, when I was able to just replace the bulb.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:19 PM
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I don't have a ranger trailer but I have reverse lites, never had any problems with them. I always unplug my lites before immersing trailer into water, in 14yrs this has not failed me yet
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:55 AM
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Remove all your trailer light bulbs and put some Dielectric grease on the bulb connection and socket. This will protect your connections for years to come.

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Danco-Grease...4-a0d68622d74a
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