Ok, what did I do? I cut the pin out of the module a long time ago since I hate the DRLs. So, I haven't had DRL orange school bus look. I bought STS-V fog/signal housings and thought I'd clean up the look of the other lights up front.
I bought a pair of regular #3157 bulbs that are chrome covered orange for the signal so that it's silver looking in the clear housing and flashes orange for the signal, and put the clear bulb back in the fog. ok, all good.
I also bought a pair of #194 LED bulbs for the corner light in the headlight housing (aka city light) in 6000k white to match future Xenon bulbs that I plan to buy for the headlights. ok, all good. yes, they're blue-ish compared to the stock (4300k?) Xenon bulbs, but that's fine for now.
I also bought a pair of #194 LED amber bulbs for the smoked side markers, so that they're clear off and flash orange...and have the same LED look at the corner light to match LED look for parking lights. uh oh... troubles. They appeared to work, at first, for both parking lights on when I turned it for the fogs only...and tested the signal and it flashed. all seemed fine. a few days later, I notice one of the amber sidemarker LED is out. neither parking or signal works. Then, a day or so after that, the other one stops working. WTF?
What needs to be done to make the LEDs work in the signal/parking side markers on the side of the bumper cover (and have the DRL pin removed since I don't like DRLs)? might be easier to just buy a set of regular #194 bulbs that are chrome covered orange or just orange ones and call it day. sidemarkers are smoked anyway, so not going to see the orange.... but I'd like to match the LED look of the corner light! namely since I drive in the AM/PM of my commute when it's dawn/dust and I rarely use my headlights...and use the fogs only with the parking lights of the corner light and side markers!! ggrrr...
Is the LED in the corner / city light spot causing an issue?
Is it the resistor mentioned in this thread that needs its trace cut?
I already lost 2 LED bulbs and don't want to pop more of them until I figure out what's going on. I put the stock bulbs back in and everything works fine. so, no issues with the car...bulbs just popped, which seems odd to me for LEDs.
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