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Old 07-21-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Replacing plug in base for all around nav light

Just bought a 2004 2400 SE and I'm going through a punch list to get everything ship shape. One item that needs attention is the base that you plug the all around navigation light into. It is chrome and the base is badly pitted and also non-operational due to severe corrosion of the pins in the base. I removed the 4 screws from the base and tried to remove it and it didn't budge!

There's really no way to pry it out because if I try to use a flat screwdriver or chisel is will badly mar the fiberglass surrounding the piece.

I'm just wondering if anyone has every taken one out so that I will know how to proceed.

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Old 07-21-2015, 03:53 PM   #2
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It's probably bedded in a sealant. You can try putting a screw drive in one of the mounting hole and pry or use a block of wood as a fulcrum and wedge a flat blade screw driver under the base while using the fulcrum for leverage.

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Old 07-21-2015, 04:27 PM   #3
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They make a pick tat has a 90 degree bend on the end you can stick that down in between the hole in the base and the fiberglass turn and pry up in each hole that should pop the sealant so you can get the base out.
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