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Evan Jones
03-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Anyone know where I can easily find a replacement brake/taillight for my '97 MC trailer ? It says "Trucklite" on it, and is a sealed oval unit.

03-19-2007, 04:02 PM

03-19-2007, 04:02 PM
Anyone know where I can easily find a replacement brake/taillight for my '97 MC trailer ? It says "Trucklite" on it, and is a sealed oval unit.
Tractor trailer parts stores, Overton's, Northern Tool , wrecker sales and service facitities, West Marine, Boaters World, www.skidim.com, among others.

03-19-2007, 04:05 PM
Walmart carries replacements for my '95 trailer (I don't think they have changed).

03-19-2007, 04:14 PM
autozone had them for my 96.. the best part is that the male connector that comes with the new light was the same one that was on the trailer...shoudl be the same for you to0

east tx skier
03-19-2007, 04:25 PM
WalMart, NAPA, etc. Plug and Play. Some are made by Anderson, but the brands vary.

03-19-2007, 04:28 PM
O'Reilly Auto Parts should have them, take the old one in, and they should have, or could order a PM (Peterson Manufacturing) replacement for it.

03-19-2007, 09:01 PM
I got one at Bass Pro Shops.

03-19-2007, 09:27 PM
I would go to a semi truck dealer if possible..............You should be able to find one for around $5 or $6 dollars......I recommend the SUPER 60 Series. The bulb is shock mounted and has a 2 year warranty....Truck-Lite part # 60802R

Kevin 89MC
03-20-2007, 09:12 AM
If you want to stick with the "regular" style, most any auto parts store should have them. There appear to be two common styles of wiring connectors, so bring in your existing one to make sure it matches up. If you want to upgrade, however, LED lights are well worth the extra $ IMHO. www.vehiclelight.com is where I got mine. There are several threads on here about LED lights.
Good luck.

03-20-2007, 11:36 AM
They're everywhere, they're everywhere!

03-20-2007, 11:44 AM
Does the old one just pop out of its mounting?

east tx skier
03-20-2007, 11:52 AM
You should be able to push it out the back (or I guess that's toward the front of the trailer).

03-20-2007, 02:00 PM
Sorry, but they come out from the grommet flange against the gelcoat side. Go under the trailer unplug the wiring pigtail from the taillight and take a hammer handle end against 1 end of the light housing and push real hard and the one end should pop out to the outside, then get out from under the trailer and grab the protruding end and pull it out of the oval grommet. Apply a light amount of grease or silicone to the new taillight and the rubber grommet and with both palms push the new light into the grommet from the outside all the way against the inside inward facing flange of the grommet, reconnect the wiring pigtail. The light usually comes with some diaelectric grease applied the the pigtail plugs from the factory.