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The milky white one at the bottom of the housing here... never turns on. I replaced them because I thought they were burned out, but surprise - they still don't turn on. My high beam bulb comes on when the car is running, at low intensity, in the manner of a running light - which is what I thought these small bulbs were supposed to be.

Owner's manual says nada about it.

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Those are the city / parking lights. They should be on when your hit the first click of the headlights & all of the parking lights are on. They also stay on when the low beams are on, however they are not DRLs. Since I upgraded to PFL headlights in my '01 I use them as DRLs by running with the parking lights on but that is not how they are intended.
 

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You’re not afraid of being judged for driving with parking lights on? 🙃
I only really judge people driving at night with their parking lights on. Although it has happened to me because in many cars the “headlight” indicator on the dash is the same for either parking lights or low beams, and it got knocked back to parking lights somehow.
 

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These lights never come on, under any circumstances that I have been able to create.

Therein lies my confusion.
 

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Those are the parking lights. What year is your Spyder?
IIRC when I converted my '01 to the projector style headlights, I had to change that bulb socket.
Also, like Haloruler64 said. those look like LED bulbs. They might need to be turned 180 degrees.
 

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You’re not afraid of being judged for driving with parking lights on?
I only really judge people driving at night with their parking lights on. Although it has happened to me because in many cars the “headlight” indicator on the dash is the same for either parking lights or low beams, and it got knocked back to parking lights somehow.
I like to live on the edge of social norms TBH I like the idea of more visibility by having the parking lights, side markers, and tail lights illuminated, especially since most of those bulbs are now LEDs. Definitely full headlights at night though, those things don't give any quality illumination.

+1 that if you have LED bulbs flipped the wrong way in the socket they will not light up
 

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They are LED's but the old bulbs were not. When I took the old ones out, they were clearly still good bulbs.

I'll try flipping them around, but what are the odds I got them both in backward? I guess we'll see. I won't be back home until Wednesday... I'm on yet another marathon drive in the barge.
 

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but what are the odds I got them both in backward
25%

Not sure what to make of it if they are actually non functioning as a wiring issue and tbh if every other bulb functioned correctly I don’t think I would take too much effort to chase it
 

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You’re not afraid of being judged for driving with parking lights on? 🙃
I only really judge people driving at night with their parking lights on. Although it has happened to me because in many cars the “headlight” indicator on the dash is the same for either parking lights or low beams, and it got knocked back to parking lights somehow.
Those new LED parking lights work great, since they don't look like parking lights when driving, which is illegal here in CA. The high beam/DRL combination bulb won't take LED bulbs, they all have flickering problems, I tried all the resistors and capacitor canbus connectors and they all don't work. If anyone has any ideas for an 04 on what bulb would not flicker without a lot of BS connectors, then I'm all ears.
 

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Those new LED parking lights work great, since they don't look like parking lights when driving, which is illegal here in CA. The high beam/DRL combination bulb won't take LED bulbs, they all have flickering problems, I tried all the resistors and capacitor canbus connectors and they all don't work. If anyone has any ideas for an 04 on what bulb would not flicker without a lot of BS connectors, then I'm all ears.
Can't help you there, ironically because I uograded to post face lift headlights then rewired them I don't have this issue because I disabled the DRLs. This might be the approach you would need to take...which would leave you as a member of the parking lights as DRLs club
 

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And proud to be in that club. Those LED parking lights look cool. Only my high beams work and I stopped the flickering with a capacitor. So I have an LED in the parking light socket and I drive around in the twilight with LED/parking lights on(the cops in CA don't care anymore). The only reason for DRL is to warn drivers from oncoming traffic from passing slow pokes on a two lane hwy, at least you can see them head on, but you can accomplish the same thing by turning on your headlights.
 
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