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Old 12-19-2018, 04:30 PM   #1
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Navion tail light dysfunction

I have a 2014 Navion. Both tail running/stop light lower fixtures have been replaced because the bulb could not be removed due to melting in the socket. I now have another replacement fixture with the problem again. Obvious overheating of the socket or defective fixture.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:02 PM   #2
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Be sure that the bulbs are the correct ones for the vehicle/fixture. If this RV was bought used, it's possible that a previous owner replaced the bulbs with a higher wattage (perhaps hoping for brighter lights).
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:59 PM   #3
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Navion lights

The fixtures were original Winnebago and replacements were dealer.
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:55 AM   #4
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Bulbs will overheat if there is bad connection. Put vaseline on contacts. Prevents oxidation.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:40 PM   #5
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Di-electric grease might be a better choice.
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:38 PM   #6
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2014 View Marker lights melted

I have the same issue with my 2014 View. I had one rear marker light go out. The socket was melted around the bulb. After inspection it looks like all the other still working marker light fixtures are also melted. Iíve looked for replacement fixtures but havenít found anything that matches. I hope that my brake/turn signal light fixtures are of better quality!
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:49 PM   #7
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I have a 2014 Navion. Both tail running/stop light lower fixtures have been replaced because the bulb could not be removed due to melting in the socket. I now have another replacement fixture with the problem again. Obvious overheating of the socket or defective fixture.
Had the same problem.
Replaced the bulbs with LEDs.
Problem solved (they do not produce Heat)
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:07 PM   #8
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How did you get the bulbs out without destroying the socket?
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:51 PM   #9
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Been seeing several of the melted light socket posts lately. Is this a known problem to Winnebago?
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:28 AM   #10
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How did you get the bulbs out without destroying the socket?
I actually had to break the bilan and
I bought new housings.

For AKEAGLE: yes the problem is known to Winnebago (recent models have different housings with LED lights.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:38 AM   #11
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LED bulbs

It appears that the solution and cause of the melted socket is a bulb change. Any source or recommendation for LED bulb replacements? Are they generic in type to fit the socket and function?
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Just look for LED bulbs with the same ę*base*Ľ pattern
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:51 PM   #13
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Camping World carries a large variety of LED replacement bulb, but they tend to be pretty expensive. The interior of my 2016 Minnie Winne has factory LED lighting, but interestingly all the exterior lights appear to be incandescent. If I can find reasonably priced replacements that will be a project that climbs to the top of my to-do list.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:13 AM   #14
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????? Are these the 'cat eye' type lights????? I've looked at a photo of a 2014 Navion and they look similar to the lights on our 2014 View. Our lights are LEDs. There's no 'bulb'... in these. Confused I am....

If there's a problem with 'melting' sockets and dysfunctional vehicle lighting and signaling systems, that's a problem that should be identified to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for evaluation and effective solution. Basically, if it's a problem that affects the safety of the vehicle or other other vehicles, NHTSA can rinvestigate and require WBGO to 'fix' the problem.



https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/


Bitching to WBGO doesn't do much although it's a first step to resolution. Reporting to NHTSA, gets WBGOs attention and they'll move more quickly for a complete resolution to the satisfaction of NHTSA. Always helpful to tell the mfgr (politely)... "Oh, bye the bye.... I've filed with NHTSA's Complaint line regarding your safety problem..... would you like me to email you a copy?"
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