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Old 05-13-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Broken 3rd brake light on A.R.E. Cap??

Anyone ever repaired/replaced the 3rd brake light on an A.R.E. cap? Besides being all faded to looking white, it is broken.

I would think it would simply pop off, but, the damn thing is so brittle and seems like it is glued in?

Anyone else had anything like this?

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Old 05-13-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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I would go ask a local truck shell dealer.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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I have a Snugtop.

Mine was screwed and glued. I removed the screws and used a razor blade to cut the silicone. It then slid out. Contact an ARE dealer and have them give you a price on a new one and just replace it. If you don't and it is cracking, it'll be leaking in no time. Save yourself the headache.

http://www.4are.com/dealers/locator.php
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I guess that's my only choice I was hoping there was an online source for these things.

I know when you walk into the ARE dealer near me, they are ridiculously high on parts. Even the smallest parts.
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Here's a generic one I found on eBay, have no idea if it would fit though.


11.5" Truck Camper Shell/Truck Cap LED 3RD Brake Light

eBay Item #: 220768313790
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subbed, 1/2 of the LEDs in mine are out and I would love to fix that! The white cover bugged the shit outa me too ever since I got the truck so I rustoleum'd it red to match.

I haven't noticed any screws on mine, looks like its just glued into place
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Bringing this thread back, hopefully it can help someone here.

My (used) topper I bought a few months back had about half the LED's out on the 3rd brake light. I found these guys online, not sure if it will work for your application. I bought their 3rd brake light / interior dome light combo for $49 and works perfectly. Local dealer wanted $89 ?!!! Screw that.

I'm fairly certain that a lot of the topper manufacturers use the same vendor for their brake / dome lights. My particular shell is a LEER 100XQ

http://www.truckoutfittersplus.com/s...htm#brakelight
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