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Old 01-12-2019, 10:40 PM
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A lot of the modules on modern cars uses a 5volt reference signal.


I think "all" but the voltage of all the drive runs at 14v. you would want at least 20v. I think I know what I'm getting for my birthday though
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Thinking hats on. Is it worth even bothering trying to mess with the front turns. Not that it was on my radar until I started with LED bulbs. I get it. PWM makes em dim when on, and then full on when engaged.

On the honey2do list shortly, will be a new relay with the stock turns used only as a input signal, with no PWM going into the halo rings. I can't think of anything to do on the stock turns.


Lucky for me, I had the wrong LED bulb anyhow and ended up just putting stealth turns in the corners. It looks good, really good. Actually kinda one of those un-expected surprises that one doesn't plan
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Stealth turn?


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Stealthbulbs - aka, chromed. Ambers

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The only option I see I could do is off the same ~new relay~ that eliminates the pwm in it's entirety and bi-split for the turns. But that means the corners will only operate as turns with no parking light. Call me old SKOOL. I do think having some level or lighting on the side does offer some additional vehicle visibility

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You're talking about one of the mysteries of my 2001 3.0i that has puzzled me ever since I came across it. All my lighting is stock. No LEDs retrofitted.

Why does BMW specify dual filament bulbs (specifically for the front turn signal / parking lights) and then only send two wires to the bulb? I've asked that a few times on here, never with a real response. Any thoughts?

I did not check to confirm whether both filaments light up when installed and lit. Confused, but can live with that.
One wire for each filament and the base is ground so they could be using chassis ground so no wire needed.
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The bulb socket has two conductor so nope just one filament wired very strange.
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