Right on - thanks guys.
I wondered about that KM, as I know that some amount of brightness variation is normal. I'm glad you pointed that out. And the advice about checking all the connections and such is sound indeed.
I remember an old Chevy truck I used to have... thing ran great, and I truly loved the old beast. But every now and then, it would just die - I mean like DEAD. I checked and checked everything I could think of, but it was so random, I just couldn't figure it out.
So my dad came over one day to give me a hand. He had me try to start it while he reached up under the dash and randomly jiggled a bunch of the wires. Sure enough, there was a connection under there that had come just loose enough to break the entire circuit and cause the truck to shut down occasionally. I redid the connector under there, and the problem was solved - for 0$!
You would think that would have learned me good, but apparently, I still need reminders sometimes, as I seem to be getting "Sometimers" in my old age! Lol
Thanks again guys - I won't freak, and if anything changes, I'll surely let you (and everyone else) know : )
7800 orig mi when purchased Jan 2011
Turned 11,000 mi Nov 2011
Taillight relocation kit
Chad's highway peg mounts
Otherwise, all stock
"But it's a dry heat - like the inside of an oven"