I searched this forum for posts and didn't see any, hoping I didn't miss one for the same topic.
I'd like to add amber LED turn signal indicators to my side view mirrors on my 2010 Cobalt LT sedan.
I've been looking at these LEDs: Super Bright Pre-wired LEDs
and saw a page a while back that explained simply tapping into the wires at each headlight assembly for the parking light/turn signal, and running those wires through the engine bay back through the door and into the mirror.
I'm less concerned with the wiring path than I am with the way they will work. I couldn't find any posts dealing specifically with adding LEDs on top of what exists, most detailed replacing existing bulbs with LEDs.
What I'm wondering is, is it as simple as just tapping to the wire(s) for the existing turn signal on each side, and is any extra stuff needed electrically? Also, is there different wiring for the parking lamp and the turn signal? Iíve never inspected the wiring in the headlight assembly too closely, but if there is only one wire, that would mean that the flow of power is changed when the turn signal is activated, and any tapped LEDs would just be on solid when the parking lamps are in, right?
Hope this makes senseÖ the biggest concern is what all needs to be added for this to work. If itís just a matter of wiring, no extra electrical stuff needed (resistors/capacitors/???), I might go for it once it gets a little warmer outside.