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Old 10-31-2022, 06:41 PM
John Acardo John Acardo is offline
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Default RV-12 aero-led navigation light

My right green strobe / navigation LED is very dim.
Checked wiring and all seems tight around the molex connector.

Tried replacing and have the same dim lamp situation.

Anyone else experience this phenomena?

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Old 11-05-2022, 07:29 PM
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What voltage are you seeing out there on the wingtip? Possible that the ground wire from the connector is making bad contact with the wing rib? Maybe some primer got underneath the ring terminal?
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Old 11-05-2022, 08:26 PM
Bob Y Bob Y is offline
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If you jumper 12V to the light it should help you zero in on the issue or eliminate some potential issues. Iíd start at the light itself to satisfy yourself the light is ok. If the light tests ok, pull the wing an jumper 12 V to the wing-root connector. If itís dim, youíve got a bad connection between the connector and the light - and possibly the ground, as Rob indicated.
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