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Old 05-09-2017, 02:17 PM   #11
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Not much left of this nut! (from a positive terminal of a house battery (see colorful photo at the start of the thread))
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:38 PM   #12
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3rd brake light.....No fish but plenty of water....Still not discouraged! So far these little things are pretty much what I expected buying a 20 year old van. Bummer is I will prob. fail inspection unless I can get it functional by Thurs...
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:39 PM   #13
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3rd brake light.....No fish but plenty of water....Still not discouraged! So far these little things are pretty much what I expected buying a 20 year old van. Bummer is I will prob. fail inspection unless I can get it functional by Thurs...
Common problem. I replaced the SMB unit with an LED unit from the local auto parts store. Less than $20 and came with a lifetime warranty. Covered up the hole perfectly! Looks exactly like these...

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Yup...same battery...fingers crossed....What is the yellow wired square "patch that looked like it might have been stuck on the outside of the battery? Its about 2"x3" and says "Trace"

Is it a over temp sensor for the charger/inverter?????
Yes, it's a battery temp sensor for a Trace Engineering (predecessor to Xantrex) inverter/charger (I have the same one in my 1998). I think I posted the manual on the forum a few months ago if you need it.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:29 AM   #15
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3rd brake light.....No fish but plenty of water....Still not discouraged! So far these little things are pretty much what I expected buying a 20 year old van. Bummer is I will prob. fail inspection unless I can get it functional by Thurs...
Both bulbs not working on my 2010 SMB penthouse brake light. I removed the two end screws but can't get the Lexan cover off. I tried to pry it off with flat screw drivers placed in open tab slots. Even coordinated this with a partner and we pulled on all four slots. The center flexes out but the two ends seemed glued to thier empty screw holes. I don't want to break it in the process. Any suggestions?
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You can find a new one at
https://www.sportsmobilestore.com/re...penthouse-top/

Drill some weep holes before installing,

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...blem-1039.html
I also put a little waterproof grease around the lense before installing;

Your process for trying to get the lense off, seems correct, sounds like it is just seriously stuck.

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