View Full Version : New bulbs for blinkers and tapped the prongs for running lights. Bulb dead light on!

4A Play
06-21-2009, 02:16 PM
So I replaced my front blinker bulbs with the tinted units from APC after picking up a set of clear corners. While I was putting the bulbs in I tapped off the Grey/green & Grey/black wires which power the bulbs with the headlights. I tested them with the car off and they work as they should.

The do not light up unless I turn on the blinker, at which time they flash. On my way to work I flicked on the headlights and wait 10 seconds and the dead bulb symbol pops up on the pixel display.

How did you guys avoid this when doing this simple mod?


06-21-2009, 03:58 PM
im not a rocket scientist but there is going to be no way to avoid it unless you wire in something to close that loop to fool the system into not noticing a open circuit.

4A Play
06-21-2009, 04:39 PM
Thats what I thought, and I went back and read all the DIY's and none mention the dead bulb symbol appearing. Thought maybe I was doing something wrong.