It hyperblinks because of the flasher modual which gets charged and discharged faster due to the fact there is less load on the circuit.tiresmoker said:^^^^What he said, but you only have to check the bulbs in the grill and the tail lights. When one of the main bulbs burn out, the car does a hyperblink to let you know one of them are out. The side bulbs are just a marker light of sorts. [thumb]
Consider the fact, that in most cases, the turn signals are hooked up to a different circuit than the parking/running lights.oh_christopher said:Same thing happened to me last night. However, my left rear brake light still works. But when I lock the doors only the right light flashes. I never opened up the housing but from what I can tell there is only one bulb there? Does that mean its perhaps a fuse thing?
It was true for older cars, but I believe in all Foci ('99 and up) the frequency of blinking is digitally controlled by the GEM. So the only reason it blinks faster is to indicate an open circuit. I wish they did not include this feature because it makes putting in an LED bulb hundred times harder aiden1983 said:It hyperblinks because of the flasher modual which gets charged and discharged faster due to the fact there is less load on the circuit.
You meant a parallel load resistor?  Since the GEM measures the current, we need to increase it while leaving the voltage at 12V.Originally posted by CHillRyde
... a in line load resistor ...