While I had the bumper off and split the bumper lights apart I also decided to install a custom strip to replace the OEM bumper light strip.
The idea of this strip is for it to work as a DRL like the eyelid above at full brightness, dim down when lowbeams are on (again like the eyelid), and work as a turn signal. All the aesthetic work has been completed and the wiring has been merged to OEM headlight plug to be my 12v power source.
The only issue I’m having now is that when the headlight plug is connected, the power that gets drawn for the strip cuts out. When the plug is not connected the strip works as it should. I believe I need to trick LINbus into keeping a constant voltage even if there are irregularities. Can anyone chime in that may have some experience?
Here’s a picture of the clear side markers!