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Bill97Z 11-04-2006 03:11 PM

Best place to get bulbs for my clears.....
 
I got a set of clears but need a set of bulbs that light amber now. Seems to e a ton of them out there, any suggestions for a set that doesnt cost a fortune?

Thanks!!!

joserse46 11-04-2006 03:27 PM

you can get a factory bulb that is used for the X5 looks silver, but lights up amber

Alex323Ci 11-04-2006 03:52 PM

^ how much does BMW get for those? do you know the part number?
I finally broke down and was going to buy the Silverstar bulbs from autozone, they were only $11. But they didn't offer my BMWs style bulb..:banghead:
Does any discount autoparts store carry our style bulbs? Or do I have to order online?

kuksul08 11-04-2006 04:25 PM

Personally I would fork out the extra cash to get these:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=SBCA%207507
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html..._ID=SBCA%20194
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...ID=SBCA%207528

Porterhouse 11-04-2006 04:54 PM

http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm
I have never tried these particular bulbs, but I have ordered others from them and seem good (no dud bulbs, no blemishes, good output)

Solo118 11-04-2006 06:24 PM

i think tom@eas has an LED bulb that will look clear during the day but put out an orange LED light when the turn signal/lights are on

325 & 55 11-04-2006 06:34 PM

OEM Silver Bulbs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex323Ci (Post 5089394)
^ how much does BMW get for those? do you know the part number?
I finally broke down and was going to buy the Silverstar bulbs from autozone, they were only $11. But they didn't offer my BMWs style bulb..:banghead:
Does any discount autoparts store carry our style bulbs? Or do I have to order online?


P/N: 63216934228
E36 E46
sedan coupe cabrio compact sav


Bulb Silver Look - 12V 21W
flasher amber - sold individually


List: $ 16.00 *
Sale: $ 10.95 *

You can go here and check it out: http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/acc.htm :)

AlexM105 11-04-2006 06:53 PM

http://www.bimmian.com/sol

Bill97Z 11-04-2006 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 325 & 55 (Post 5089834)
P/N: 63216934228
E36 E46
sedan coupe cabrio compact sav


Bulb Silver Look - 12V 21W
flasher amber - sold individually


List: $ 16.00 *
Sale: $ 10.95 *

You can go here and check it out: http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/acc.htm :)

Thanks if these oem ones are decent the price is really good compared to aftermarket. I will check them out.

Edison@JleviSW 11-05-2006 01:54 PM

:hi:

We have our LED turn signals which are completely white when off and blink in your choice of amber or xenon white.

http://jlevistreetwerks.com/store/pr...5d226e35d2f4eb

We also have the Stealth Auto replacement bulbs which are mirror colored replacement bulbs that blink amber.

http://jlevistreetwerks.com/store/pr...5d226e35d2f4eb

tblue3cibm 11-05-2006 02:06 PM

LED's :bow:

dentrapment 11-05-2006 10:04 PM

I have an 02 325i, what do I need for the rear blinkers.... thank.

Alex323Ci 11-05-2006 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 325 & 55 (Post 5089834)
P/N: 63216934228
E36 E46
sedan coupe cabrio compact sav


Bulb Silver Look - 12V 21W
flasher amber - sold individually


List: $ 16.00 *
Sale: $ 10.95 *

You can go here and check it out: http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/acc.htm :)

Thanks, I called my parts guy and they will need to be ordered. Do you know if these are silver or more blue? As the description reads as blue/silver and that might not look so good?

325 & 55 11-06-2006 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Alex323Ci (Post 5094067)
Thanks, I called my parts guy and they will need to be ordered. Do you know if these are silver or more blue? As the description reads as blue/silver and that might not look so good?

Sorry but I personally don't have any expierence with these bulbs. I didn't note any reference to "blue" on Circle's site. In the pic the bulb looks very clear however, and does not appear as Silver/chrome as my Stealth's.

I have Stealth Bulbs (Lifetime warranty, they burn out, they'll be replaced for free) note my Sig you can't see them in daylight and they put off a unique amber color when lit at night. :thumbsup:

Alex323Ci 11-06-2006 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 325 & 55 (Post 5094445)
Sorry but I personally don't have any expierence with these bulbs. I didn't note any reference to "blue" on Circle's site. In the pic the bulb looks very clear however, and does not appear as Silver/chrome as my Stealth's.

I have Stealth Bulbs (Lifetime warranty, they burn out, they'll be replaced for free) note my Sig you can't see them in daylight and they put off a unique amber color when lit at night. :thumbsup:

Real OEM has it listd as BLUE BULB F WHITE TURN INDICATOR.
probably just the wording. the picture at Circle BMW the bottom looks very blue
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....4228&showus=on
http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/acc/63216934228.jpg

Bill97Z 11-06-2006 10:52 AM

Let us know what these look like!!!!

Bill97Z 11-06-2006 07:38 PM

Check this out....

I am running my front clears with the factory bulbs. The bulbs are crystal clear and are pretty much invisible when the front turn signals or parking lights are off. When they are on, it gives off an off-white, yellowish color of an incandescent bulb. Since my xenons light up so WHITE they make the corners almost look amber even though they are clear white bulbs in there. I don't think I am going with $$$ aftermarket bulbs for the front. They really do look amber compared to the bright white xenons.....

http://www.fototime.com/3FED345C6D37CA8/orig.jpg

Bill97Z 11-08-2006 03:05 PM

any updates on the oem bulbs?

Alex323Ci 11-08-2006 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Bill97Z (Post 5106198)
any updates on the oem bulbs?

A couple of things happened. First I looked to see what style of bulb I need. The fronts have two types from what I can see. One has the PINs on the side at 180 degrees and the other offset at 150 degrees. On my original amber lamps the socket takes the 180 which are exactly like the 1157 bulbs. On my clears they are 180 degress. This may be the euro lamp bulbs?? So, I took my socket from ambers that can plug into the front clear lamp. It fits but just ever so slightly loose("might" allow moisture in from behind). So I went to Autozone and for $11 got their Silverish amber 1157 bulbs. They look kinda green at the center of the filament when on at night. They also state they are a 27watt bulb and the original bulbs are 21watt. So back they went.

Now, I have not bought the OEM bulbs for fear they are also a USA bulb socket of 180 degrees. I still may get the OEM bulbs but for around $25 and no lifetime warranty, uncertainty about the PINs and how silver they look..it might be better to get the Stelth bulbs.

Underboss 11-08-2006 05:10 PM

Hi-temp silver/gray spray paint + amber bulbs:dunno:


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