Haven't been on here in like, forever, but good to see ExWrench and j3ff3ry_j33p still doing what they do!
Had the Hyper-flash issue recently, and having put in more than a few miles in my life (and with LED tails), I knew what was up. Checked the front and sure enough, right front turn signal is non-op, as well as the parking light. I unplug the wire harness and go to remove the bulb socket from the housing, and can't get the stupid thing out! Now, not being a complete moron, I know that I'm doing it right but I know also not to apply too much force, lest I destroy the socket and find myself up the proverbial creek of foul stench. I get in closer to check things out and see that the back surface of the housing is warped severely and has actually been melted at some point! That's what was keeping the socket from coming out, the housing had been deformed and had it locked into place. Well crap! Now what?
I decided to just go ahead and order a set of those LED turn signals that were cool in 2010, as a nice little upgrade. When I go to install them yesterday, I find that they are complete garbage (another story. eBay. 'nuff said.), but I also find that the housing on the driver's side has also melted, and worse! I could actually see bubbled plastic on the inside
of the housing, and the bottom had drawn upward so that the housing was no longer round! It almost looks like the bulbs are too hot for the plastic that the housings are made of. So I double-checked that I have the right bulbs and they are, in fact, 3157s. So I guess I have some new housings of some sort in my future, but the questions are . . .
. . . has anyone else ever seen this on their rig? Does anyone have a good idea of the real source of the issue? How would YOU go about resolving the issue (turn-key LED signal/housings, new OEM housings and LED 3157 replacement "bulbs", . . . )?