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Old 03-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #2541
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GF took the car back since I quit my job, so I've got the truck again.

I think I'm gonna put the HIDs back in to the truck since I got by bad ballast replaced.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:45 PM   #2542
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so i know this isnt a gm so i dont know if any of you will know, but i was looking at my gf'* car because i was thinking about buying her some hids for her birthday. (takes double filament h3'*, and ive only got single xenon ballasts so its a no go) but i noticed these little circles with bulbs in them id always assumed were brights till i looked closer. they seem to have a 194 or similarly sized bulb in them and i cant make them work. at first i thought they might be driving lights, but they arent. not turning lights, not brights not turn signals (bulbs are clear so i doubt they were ever turn signals) and im stumped. i cant for the life of me make them turn on.

heres a video. in the vid i turned on the low beams flashed the brights a few times, hit both turn signals and the flashers. (not necessarily in that order)

any info on wtf these lights are supposed to do would be appreciated because its bothering me now lol



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A Honda on a GM forum? Sacrilegious!

Did you try turning on the emergency flashers?
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If they are clear lights near the main headlamps perhaps they are those lights you can pull or push that either giver a higher brights or temporary flash; usually with the single handle lights dim washer etc thingy to warn approaching drivers. I use to own an old Renault that had that feature and it was nice; better that trying to flash your lights by hand.
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yep, i tried everything... i can find pics on the internet of them lit up, and its supposedly a "parking light" im thinking maybe they flash when you hit the clicker. but if they only come on when the clicker is hit howd they take the pic? lol.

and its not a honda depending on how you look at the vid, my cars parked off to the right of the frame :P
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Does your keyfob do anything with the lights?
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Uh, did you check the fuse panel?
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her keyfob is dead cause we dont use it. its got some ghetto problem in the latch where the only way to lock the drivers door is with the key from the outside. its an $80 part that i dont feel like replacing lol. ill see if i can wedge my clicker'* 2032 in her clickers smaller battery hole and see.

if it doesnt make them flash, next course of action is to find the fusebox, then check the fuses lol.

i just dont see the point of wasting that space and money for a bulb that only comes on when you tap the clicker.
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Used a headlight restore kit on my turn signals.

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Put some carb cleaner in the tank of Mum'* '83 LeSabre since there is less than a 1/4 of tank of the old gasoline; figure I would just burn that out and use the carb cleaner to help clean out the carb. I put a carb kit in a year or two before it got parked. Decided to pull the plugs and inspect them. They were in good shape but had some carbon build-up, nothing that did not clean off easily. Things went well for the left bank. Changing the plugs on the right bank of these engines have always been a PITA. . On the second plug of the right bank the plug wanted to be very stubborn in coming out. There isn't a lot of room for a ratchet. Maybe an air ratchet turned down low since the handle does not have to move. I was getting it to move a bit when I felt the plug pop into. And yes, I was using a plug socket with the rubber inserts. Now I will have to make a trip to the shop to get a plug, actually two plugs as I know the back plug on that engine is almost impossible to reach. Maybe if I had GM special tool KR-34-PQ-809-whatever, I might have had an easier time

The exhaust was reasonable clear for an engine that probably has the original rings and valve seals. Rod and crank bearings were replaced by me as noted over at the post I made on this car.
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