My initial concern with the LEDs being on when they should off was that this was not known information. In all the years of people owning these trucks, in the literal millions of threads posted on forums, not once have I ever seen this mentioned. It isn't mentioned in the factory service manual which actually states that the lights are off when that mode isn't selected.
Basically not one single person knew that these LEDs remain on in when they're supposed to be off. I just had a number of people surprised when I brought this up and they actually went to look.
So what bothered me initially was that I thought I had done something wrong and the LEDs were remaining lit due to a fault of my own, but if this is how they function normally then I'm ok with that.
I would like to crank down the brightness a little bit, they're 13,000 MCD, they're brighter in their "off" state than the original LEDs were in their "on" state lol. That's why I've ordered a couple of different varieties of blue LEDs, I'll see which one works best and appears dimmest while "off" and brightest while on, leave it at that and call it done.
As for the guys on the dedicated forums....well I don't know, they know their stuff for sure, just not when it comes to electrical at all and even the people who know you need resistors when converting to LEDs never mention it to the guys who's lights are flickering.
There is a TON of parroting going on. For instance, with the cluster:
everyone says you can buy a cluster from the wreckers and have a dealership send it back to be reprogrammed for the correct odometer and engine hours.
You can't, or at very least the dealerships won't send it in....3 major dealerships and a call to the company directly verified this information.
Everyone also says many companies can reprogram the cluster. Again, some calls and fact checking later it turns out this model year cluster has it's chips locked and cannot be accessed even by third party companies.
The clusters have a self test feature. EVERYBODY has said this is a calibration, and if you're needles are out of whack (or literally any other problem) just run this calibration and it will fix it.
It does not. I have a video literally proving this and showing 100% that it is only a test...... everyone gives me flak for breaking my cluster, still says its a recalibration.
That's just a "small" example of the kind of crap I keep having to deal with while doing any kind of modification work.....successfully...... on my own vehicle.
It is indeed amazing the stuff that gets repeated and repeated until some believe that it is true. All with no insight to back it up , none at all. BUT JUST WAIT!!! When the computer driven cars come out with all of that buggy code and then they try to download patches over the unprotected internet and hackers get in and things get REALLY BAD.