After much deliberation on going to repair shop, I figured I would at least poke around as it could not make anything worse.
Here was the problem. The negative terminal wire soldering point was loose.
I fixed it this way:
Unplug the LED array. (Pictures to come) Video of removal process here on youtube
Remove the rear plastic shroud(with a few upward slaps) by folding down the rear seats and slap the edge of the shroud up. Slide the shroud forward as there are tabs that the part nearest the window slide into(and is then held in by the clips you released by "slapping up").
- Unscrew the LED mount and the round plastic speaker rim(the rim looks to be like a gasket, not a part of the speaker.)
- remove the LED array from the rear shroud. I found my issue by plugging in the light and tapping around. It would flicker so I knew sonethingsomething was loose. After pressing the neg terminal solder spot, I could see that although it looked solid, it was not.
- Heated up the solder iron, tapped a little solder on there and tested. The LEDs worked! Keeping the pedal depressed, I simulated bumps and the like while it was plugged in, no flicker, all solid.
Reassembled in reverse of above.
This saved me over $200.00 in parts and labor.