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Old 06-19-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Door panel (ambient) lights

Hey guys, I bought some new lights for the door panels from Gen5 and install was a breeze. Looked great, I got green, and a lot brighter. A couple days later they stopped working and now the drivers side flicks on for a split second and then nothing. I put the stock ones back and nothing. Hooked them directly to the battery and they light up, any ideas what the problem could be? Thanks guys!
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:02 PM   #2
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blown fuse probably
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:43 PM   #3
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Would you happen to know which fuse? I read that there is no fuse for those lights, but I have no idea. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:20 PM   #4
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It wouldn't flicker with a bad fuse. Bad connection to the harness or at your LED's
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:40 PM   #5
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Thats what I was thinking, but Id try anything at this point. Its weird because it almost seems like it does it on a "timed" circuit?? Like automatically at startup, then every few minutes, whether I'm driving or not, it will flicker. Im lost
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:51 PM   #6
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Its a consistent 1 minute and 5 seconds. Yes i timed it, with a stop watch. Only driver side flicks on very briefly, less than a second.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #7
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Anybody have any thoughts? I took both sides apart and checked connections, now I'm stumped haha. Thanks guys
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:00 PM   #8
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Change to a known 12V positive source- even temporarily to a cig lighter plug or something and make sure it's not bad LED's or connections at the LED end
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:17 PM   #9
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Im not sure on this but thinking BCM may not know if its light out or dark out.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:43 PM   #10
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Where did you connect the wires do you have a pic if where it is.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:12 PM   #11
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Change to a known 12V positive source- even temporarily to a cig lighter plug or something and make sure it's not bad LED's or connections at the LED end
I plugged them directly to battery and they worked fine, so that leads me to believe its not the lights themselves.
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Where did you connect the wires do you have a pic if where it is.
Simple plug n play connection. All I had to do was unplug the stock ones and plug in the aftermarket, no modification at all.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:57 PM   #12
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Any more input guys? If not I'm going to just wire them to a different power source. Thanks guys!!
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:08 PM   #13
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Have you plugged the stock ones back in to see if they have the same issue?
Im thinking the aftermarket ones may be a brighter bulb. The ambient lighting circuit cant really put out a lot of power.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:57 AM   #14
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Yes.. I plugged the stock ones back in and nothing.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:21 PM   #15
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I didn't see that your new lights were from Ofer, so that rules out the power/wattage issue. LOL
Only thing I can think of is what I said in post 9 BCM is not working, or light sensor on dash not reading changes in outside light.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:12 PM   #16
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I would think that the other lights would be having problems if that were the case, right? I mean I dont know, that would just be my guess. All the other lights come on automatically. I just want them to work again lol
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:52 PM   #17
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Then unfortunately it sounds like BCM.
I mean it could be a break in the wire coming from the BCM. But the timed flicker seems more of a brain related fault.
You could bring it to a dealer and have them check I suppose. or tap into something else. That's all I can suggest.
Best of luck.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:00 AM   #18
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Well, that's a bummer. Thanks for all of your help, everyone.
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