Replacing Trailer Lights, specifically in the back.

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  1. jimjam38

    jimjam38 Medium Load Member

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    Someone may know this and offer a suggestion better than the one I have been told. Trailer lights. The ones in the back specifically. Usually when I go to change out one, simply take my flat screwdriver pop out bad light, hook up new one and pop it back in. A few of our trailers though don't have the 4 inch rubber grommets. You have the light and a "chrome" ring around the socket that is riveted to trailer. The suggestion given to me was you have to drill out the rivets then either get the grommets or self tapping screws to put the ring back on. Is there a simpler way that doesn't involve drilling out the rivets?
     
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  3. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    No. Drilling out the rivets is simple. You can replace them with a normal light and grommet
     
  4. jimjam38

    jimjam38 Medium Load Member

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    Gotcha. That seems like a waste of money though unless it's just as cheap as what grommets would cost.
     
  5. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    When LED's first came out people would steal them, so they got riveted in.
     
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  6. jimjam38

    jimjam38 Medium Load Member

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    Ok NOW it makes sense. Heck I don't know if it's pandemic related or not, but I noticed the regular 4 inch lights are almost as pricey as the led ones it seems.
     
  7. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    You are at the wrong store. I still get them for $5.
     
  8. jimjam38

    jimjam38 Medium Load Member

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    I remember getting them for around 5(single bulb simple connection) the other day I saw same bulbs next to led for almost 15 bucks. Unless someone had taken it down and not put it back on the appropriate hook
     
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