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aferoz21 06-14-2002 12:19 PM

Sidemarker bulbs same as interior light bulbs?
 
Thinking since the blue sidemarker bulbs I got with my silvervisions are useless (non-amber sides illegal in Cali) maybe I can use them for the interior lights/dome light? Has any1 tried this?

simsima325 06-14-2002 02:40 PM

i have heard this as well, i'm interested in getting the bulbs that are amber for my interior lights. does anyone have these, that they have removed from their clear sidemarkers that they wanna give/sell to me????? i will post in the Wanted section as well, i will try to do this, so we can get an answer once and for all!
-brendan

Ack 06-14-2002 03:11 PM

They are the same bulbs - at least for the center light next to the map lights. I put mine in there and the lighting looks much better than the stock yellow glow. It actually looks like a pale blue on the black leather seats at night. I'll take a picture tonight and post.

I wanted to switch out the rest of the bulbs, but I'm not sure how to remove the trim around the rear map lights - any suggestions?

jpetch 06-14-2002 03:15 PM

Re: Sidemarker bulbs same as interior light bulbs?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by aferoz21
Thinking since the blue sidemarker bulbs I got with my silvervisions are useless (non-amber sides illegal in Cali) maybe I can use them for the interior lights/dome light? Has any1 tried this?
hey if you go to www.bimmian.com you can get silver sidemarker bulbs that flash amber when lit. i just got a set myself.....$25 shipped. it will look alot better than the amber bulb under the clear light. :thumbup:

aferoz21 06-14-2002 03:23 PM

Hmmm....think i'll use my blue bulbs that I got with my silvervisions from the UK. I didnt have a use for them...but now I do. I'll try it for the center light. Ackster...u have same bulb in there? Hows the apperance? I assume there will be less light since its blue but hows the effect?

als 06-14-2002 03:52 PM

Re: Sidemarker bulbs same as interior light bulbs?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by aferoz21
Thinking since the blue sidemarker bulbs I got with my silvervisions are useless (non-amber sides illegal in Cali) maybe I can use them for the interior lights/dome light? Has any1 tried this?
They are the same for the front center lights and the rear reading lights. I replaced them all with blue vision. Be careful not to break the rear reading lights, they're pretty hard to open.

chronix65 06-14-2002 04:20 PM

Question
 
Where can I get these blue bulbs?

Has anyone ever tried hyper white in the interior?

als 06-14-2002 04:32 PM

Re: Question
 
Quote:

Originally posted by chronix65
Where can I get these blue bulbs?
Scroll down this thread and you'll find the info:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=11490

Ack 06-14-2002 07:34 PM

aferoz21 -

I just got the sidemarker bulbs installed. Here is a pic of them in and on (the camera was set up to reduce the glare from the light, they are way brighter than this and they look really sharp)

I can't seem to get the rear reading lights open. I'm afraid I will break them. Do you just use a flat-head screwdriver to pry them open, and do they come off in one piece?

Ack 06-14-2002 07:37 PM

Here is a better pic with how they look on (no filter for camera) . . .


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