Just for clarification, the tailights purchased by the same brand were fine and didn't require resistors. Likely the turn signal circuit is a bit more sensitive.
If you have a suggestion for turn signals in LED that do not require resistors, that would be great. I'm not a great searcher, but I don't think there has been one verified on here? I searched +LED +turn +signal ?
I will go back and look at those corners again. Since both sides never had bulbs in them since I bought the car in '98, I made a bad assumption that nothing was in there.
I don't think I purchased "cheap" LEDs anyway. At least I didn't mean to. I was going off of a known working suggestion that worked just fine in another location.
I only cheap out on tuning hardware.
So, the amber 164 bulb is just another corner indicator? Got it. Thank you!