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Old 05-06-2002, 12:15 PM   #1
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Silvervisions quality...?

I am thinking about getting silvervisions for my 2002 325ci.

Has any1 with silvervisions ever had any problems with them quality wise? Ever burn out etc?

Silvervisions best brand to go with?
(I dont want to paint the bulbs....dont want to go the frugal way)

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Old 05-06-2002, 12:19 PM   #2
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the frugal way? what do you think silvervisions are? they're yellows painted silver. exactly the same thing, exactly.
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:19 PM   #3
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I know you said you didn't want to paint your bulbs but...

I'd still recommend doing it that way b/c the painted bulbs, IMHO, look better than the SilverVisions. I'm not just saying that b/c I painted mine...I have SilverVisions in my rear turn signals and painted bulbs in the front turn signals.

At a recent BMW meet we did a side-by-side comparison of the SilverVisions with my painted bulbs and the majority of people agreed the painted bulbs looked better.

The reason is, Silvervisions still have a hint of amber and you can notice it close up. However, the SilverVisions are slight brighter than painted bulbs if that is a concern of yours.

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Old 05-06-2002, 12:20 PM   #4
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i just installed them recently. i wouldnt know about future problems, but they do look great! they look so much better then the orange bulb inside the clear housing. i have gotten a lot of compliments about them too. and they were a piece of cake to install. although for the rear lights i had to slice off one of the prongs on each bulb with a razor so that it would fit properly. but they work perfect, and they look great! even if they did burn out, its not too much money at all to get a new set.
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:29 PM   #5
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Jpetch....you have to cut one of the prongs on each bulb for the rears?

The thing is my 02 325ci comes in July, I am having the dealer install the my OEM clears for free, and I was going to give them the bulbs also to install while they are at it. But now I am unsure they will do the rears since modification required for the bulbs?
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:53 PM   #6
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Jpetch....you have to cut one of the prongs on each bulb for the rears?

The thing is my 02 325ci comes in July, I am having the dealer install the my OEM clears for free, and I was going to give them the bulbs also to install while they are at it. But now I am unsure they will do the rears since modification required for the bulbs?
you know what, you might be better off doing it yourself. it was really easy to do. for the rears, all you do is open the trunk, and there is a light that is on when the trunk is open next to the rear lights. there is a little handle there, grab it, and it opens the light compartment. thats where you just pop the light out. it literally takes 5 seconds to do. the prongs fit fine in the front clears. the position of the prongs for the rears are slightly off, so that is why you need to slice one off to make it fit. it was really simple to do.
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Old 05-06-2002, 01:15 PM   #7
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yup... i had to shave one of the prongs for the rear too. very simple and definitely a DIY. had mine on for half a year or so. still works fine.
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