MAX Burner Posted April 15 Share Posted April 15 OK, so here's a good one... One of the discrepancies I noted on a "walk-around light check" during a recent weekend trip was an INOP license plate light. I checked the DC power at the pigtail connection behind the spare tire cover with the trusty multi-meter - good battery voltage. No biggie, right? Called up Ryder at Oliver parts department and he shot me a new light assembly (just south of 20 bucks, FYI) which arrived in about 3 days time. Did not bother testing the light - connections appeared totally correct. After removing the wire loom from the 2-wire harness, I noticed "white to white" and "black to red": Original wiring.pdf R&R'd the assembly, connected power and energized the circuit. Nothing, nada, zero light. Hmmmmmph? Double checked all my splices with the MM, all good - but still no light. HMMMPH, again. So, using the plug-in type splice connectors, I reversed the wires from the assembly to the pigtail to: "white to red" and "black to white"... The light fired right up. New Plug In Connectors.pdf I can only guess that either from the factory, or at some point in time, a previous owner miss-wired the assembly. I connected the original light reversing the polarity and found it was good to go all along! So, Hull #226 has been running around for quite some time without an operational license plate light. A major "AssUme" error on my part thinking the wiring was correct because it "looked" correct. Could have saved $20 if I just tested the light before talking to Ryder. I got a spare light now. Lesson Learned. Fix Issue.pdf 2 5 1 Art, Diane, & Magnus (Aaarrf!) 2022 TUNDRA/2017 LE II; Hull #226 "Casablanca", Twins; 3x Battle Borns; HAM call-sign: W0ABX Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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