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Best Option Installing the Wesbar 403075 Tail Light on a Jet Ski Trailer


Our jet ski trailer suffered a broken right tail light lens. The replacement light comes pre-wired with bulbs, a connector and ground wire. Since my current light is hard wired and doesnt use the connector from the replacement, can I just remove those from the replacement and screw the bulb assembly into the new lens assembly. This would keep me from having to splice wires and worry about water issues.


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If your current light assembly is not a sealed unit, then you should be able to just replace the bulb as long as both bulbs are interchangeable.

If the light assembly is a sealed unit, I would not recommend trying to change out the bulb. Breaking the seal could cause a risk of water contamination in the light when submerged.

In this case, you can install the new light using heat shrink butt connectors, like the Deka # DW05744-5 in 14-16 gauge wire. Just cut off the plug and use the butt connectors to connect to your trailer's wiring. Using a hairdryer you will be able to heat shrink the butt connectors to the wiring to create a water tight seal around the wires.

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