RV Pro Tips: DIY Clearance Light Replacement

Clearance lights are required by state laws to travel with your RV. Over time, the clearance light may get damaged, or fade out and stop working. For these reasons we want to equip you with the knowledge to replace these lights yourself.

HOW TO REPLACE YOUR RV CLEARANCE LIGHTS

Tools required:

  • Screw gun w/ #2 square bit
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire nuts
  • Electrical tape
  • Shop Rags, Isopropyl Alcohol and adhesive remover
  • Razor knife
  • Putty tape
  • Caulk gun and sealant.
  • Rubber gloves

 

Directions:

1.       Disconnect 7 way cord from tow vehicle

2.       With a razor knife cut the sealant around clearance light.

3.       Remove lens cover

4.       Remove screws and pull light from wall

5.       Pull wires connections out of wall and cut wires.

6.       Clean area with adhesive remover and then prep with Isopropyl alcohol

7.       Prep new light with putty tape on the back of each screw hole

8.       Strip ½” of sheathing off each wire of the new clearance light and the RV wires.

9.       Connect the positive wires, twisting all together and secure with a properly gauged wire nut and wrap with electrical tape.  Do the same for the neutral wires.

10.   Tuck the wires back into the wall and push light up to wall and screw back in place.

11.   Install lens cover and apply bead of sealant around light and sidewall.