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Are the front parking lights dual element bulbs?

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    Are the front parking lights dual element bulbs?

    I just picked a WS6 recently and am working out the little problems.

    With the headlight switch in the OFF position, then the fog light switch is turned on, only the driver FRONT parking light is lit...If I turn the headlamp switch to the parking lamp ON position, both front parking and side parking lights are lit, then I turn the fog lamp switch ON and both fog lights come on and the driver parking lamp is now BRIGHTER than the passenger parking lamp.. SO, i was wandering if the parking lamps have dual elements in them??? (like the stop/brake lamps)...Thanks....
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    yes they have dual elements, and it not uncommon for them to collect water in the socket and short out the lamps.

    The fog lights only come on in the park position or the head light position on low beam.

    I use 3157NA lamp, I think there are two options, the other is 3150NA I think.

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    They work as kinda like daytime running lights when your headlights/parking lights are off, when you use your blinker, they'll get dimmer then go back to brighter, and so on. When you turn your parking lights on or the headlights, they work the oppostie.

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    get ready to buy a lot of turn signal bulbs,common problem on 98-02 t/a. advice:when going through a carwash make sure the car is turned off,if running the water will,in most cases,cause your turn signals bulbs to pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    get ready to buy a lot of turn signal bulbs,common problem on 98-02 t/a. advice:when going through a carwash make sure the car is turned off,if running the water will,in most cases,cause your turn signals bulbs to pop.
    I've heard LEDs are the solution to that problem.

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    thanks picked up some 3157's, figured one of the elements was burnt, just wanted to make sure.... Thanks fellow LS1 members....

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