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Bargman LED Surface Mount Double Tail Light Installation

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How to Install the Bargman LED Surface Mount Double Tail Light

Today we're going to be showing you how to install the Bargman LED, Surface Mount, Double Tail Light. This is the 84 or 85 series in the red with the black base. It's part number is 47-84-610. Here's the tail light we're going to be replacing today. As you can see, it's working fine. That's not the issue. It's just got a lot of the sun fading and things like that.

It's starting to get older looking. Our customer really wants to refresh the look of his race trailer here. We're going to be replacing that. When we do that, as you can see here on the other side we've already got the LED installed, it gives it a really nice, clean, crisp look. Lights look really nice.

Still has that double design to where we've got both sides there. It's going to go in, a little bit of caulk behind it. Pretty easy installation to do. It's really going to clean up the look. We've already replaced the rest of the lights on the trailer with LED lights so just jumping into this one to show you how it works. Whatever the fasteners are, you'll use that type of tool.

Just go ahead and remove our old tail light here. What we'll see back behind there is going to be some crud and debris and stuff like that built up over time. Also we're going to have our main wires coming out. We've got our brown wire, our white wire, and our green wire. We'll snip, snip, snip right here.

That will give us some fresh ends to deal with. Since that light is still working, put it on a different trailer, whatever you want to do. You can put on the back of your kid's wagon. It's still a functional light. It just doesn't look as nice as the new ones going in. Let's grab these and strip back the end of each of our wires here. If you look on the back of our light itself, we've got 2 green wires. These are going to be for our tail lights. We've got 2 black wires. These are going to be for our brake lights. Then we've got 2 wires ran into a union here. Then that white wire is going to be for our ground. Yours may not be this way, but these are stripped off a little bit long. I'm going to take off just a little bit off the end here. Let's twist our green connections together there. We're going to apply a large heat-shrink butt connector here. If you don't have these at home, we've got them available on our website. You can check that out and pick up a couple to get those connections made. For this one, we can go with a little bit smaller butt connector since we're only doing one wire. Again, that's heat shrink, what you consider to be semi on the outside or the exterior of the vehicle. Those heat shrinks will give us a little vapor barrier there to protect it. I'm just going to clean this out. The next thing we want to do is let's go ahead and turn our tail lights back on, make sure none of your wires are touching. We're going to turn those tail lights back on and just check and see which one of these are for the tail light wire. That way we don't have tail lights coming on when the brakes should and vice versa. We'll right off our ground wire there. With the tail lights on, let's check our brown one. You can see the light there. Touch our green one, that lights going to come on and off. We'll know that's the one we want to use for our tail light. Our other one will be for the brake. It says green wire, tail light; black wire, stop and turn. Our black wire is going get connected to our blinker brake circuit here. Green is going to go to green. You'll want to check that, of course, on your trailer just like we did to make sure you're getting the signal that you want. The white is going to connect with the white coming out of our trailer. Now we'll grab a heat gun or a different type of heat source. In our case, we're just going to use a lighter. We want to shrink each of those ends down and allow that to give it a good, nice seal on those to protect from any moisture. If you do use a lighter, try to use the lower portion of the flame, down there where it's blue. It's going to be a little bit warmer. It's also not going to give you that black carbon buildup that you'll see. All right, looking good. Now I'm going to bring in a little bit of caulk. I'm going to fill this groove up on the back side here. It will give us a really nice moisture protection. It's going to squeeze out when we screw the light down into place. It's okay. Just wipe it off with our finger, clean towel, whatever we've got. I'd rather it come out and us have to clean it up than let a bunch of moisture get in here behind our lights. We'll just guide our wire up and in. Then we'll use our old holes as reference. They're not going to line up exactly with our old holes, but we can use that to level everything out, get it all centered. Then we'll go ahead and put it on there and give it a little push. It's going to help hold it. Then we need to bring in our fasteners and resecure. A good seal all the way around. I'll bring my finger around, and it's going to clean up most of that excess for us. Then anywhere we've got crud over here, we've got this old hole. Just fill that up caulk. That way we won't have to worry about any moisture going in. Now when I clean this up, I'm not looking to get all the caulk off. I just want it to be consistent, get off any heavier areas where water or wind or time, any of that might be able to pull it down some and let water start getting in from behind, any of those higher spots. Of course, you want your seal behind your light to stay. You don't want to wipe all that out. I'm just going to clean up the face a little bit. There we go. It's installed. Let's go hit the tail lights on and make sure it's working properly. As you can see, in just a few, short minutes we're able to either upgrade our trailer or fix a nonworking light very quickly and easily. With everything working as it should, that's going to complete today's installation of the Bargman LED, Surface Mount, Double Tail Light, part number 47-84-610, on our car-hauling trailer. .