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Old 09-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question Corner lights to match stock headlights

I just got a 1999 323i and i want to get some new corner lights that will go well with the stock headlights. Also are there laws about the color of turn signals in Massachusetts?
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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I am a little confused by your question... are you talking about chaning from the amber corners to something else lens wise to say clear or smoked, or are you looking for different bulbs?

Most states require amber turn signal bulbs... at least that light up amber. But your state may be different. I am running smoked corners with amber bulbs on my car.

But to match the headlights, I am not quite sure what you mean.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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I don't like the stock amber turn signals and want to change the lenses to something that would go well with the headlights. I also would want the undercover bulbs
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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well if you have a black housing then i recommend smoked corners, and clears with a silver housing
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:38 AM   #5
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just look up your state dmv sites and look in the vehicle codes. you should be fine with just clear corners and stealth bulbs that blink amber
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:52 PM   #6
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Congrats on the car! If you do not already have them, I recommend swapping out the stock amber housings to clear- Sedan Clear Corner Housings. You will also want to change out the bulbs to our Bimmian Solaris Invisbulbs or LED V2 Turn Signal Bulbs which appear clear when off and blink in either amber or xenon white. To my knowledge, it is legal to run white up or amber up front so you can choose either color. The white would be a better match for your xenons of course.
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damn posted in the wrong thread.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:08 PM   #8
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here you go:



To be 100% legal, get amber, but most states will allow you to do white on the front.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:06 PM   #9
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Which bulbs do i need? sylvania says 7506 but that isnt available from jlevi.
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The 7506 is in stock on our site. It's an 1156 actually
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Which bulbs do i need? sylvania says 7506 but that isnt available from jlevi.
7506 is the same as 1156, you can select 1156 to have the same fit.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:32 PM   #12
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Congrats on the car! If you do not already have them, I recommend swapping out the stock amber housings to clear- Sedan Clear Corner Housings. You will also want to change out the bulbs to our Bimmian Solaris Invisbulbs or LED V2 Turn Signal Bulbs which appear clear when off and blink in either amber or xenon white. To my knowledge, it is legal to run white up or amber up front so you can choose either color. The white would be a better match for your xenons of course.

do you have a newer version of the LED that has a longer base...??
i bought a set many moons ago... spent a few hours enlarging the socket with pliars and dremel...if i enlarge it too much and make the bulb fit, then it wouldn't go back in the light housing(socket is too big now...)..so i put it off for many months... i took it out to work on it again yesterday..it was still a _itch.. i give up...
my light socket is black..maybe it is less giving than the clear yellow socket shown in your instruction??

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We just installed a few more on a customer's car today with yellow sockets and while you're right, it's pretty close, ours will definitely fit.
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How come the bulb on my 99 328i is a philips 12496??? wtf? I cannot find this freakin bulb anywhere? the donkey dick prongs are at 12 and 5 and at the same height. I am trying to get them in clear but cannot find them anywhere? I have no idea what to do, the bulb also says France on it. Did somebody pull a Houdini on me?
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well if you have a black housing then i recommend smoked corners, and clears with a silver housing
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How come the bulb on my 99 328i is a philips 12496??? wtf? I cannot find this freakin bulb anywhere? the donkey dick prongs are at 12 and 5 and at the same height. I am trying to get them in clear but cannot find them anywhere? I have no idea what to do, the bulb also says France on it. Did somebody pull a Houdini on me?
nah, that's just their bulb naming for phillips. kind of like sylvania with 6xxx. you should have a 7507 from what you're describing
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nah, that's just their bulb naming for phillips. kind of like sylvania with 6xxx. you should have a 7507 from what you're describing
Thanks silliieidiot, I am going to run to advance pick up a set and see if they are the correct ones. If not.....I will be back!
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Okay so I just got back from Advance and 7506 and 7507 no worky on my socket. I think that the corner lenses are aftermarket but the bulb should still be the same right? I have no idea what to do. The current bulbs that are installed right now are fine, I just wanted to swap them out for clear bulbs.

The 7506 and 7507 bulbs are at like 12 and 530. The philips 12469 bulbs that are in right now are at like 12 and 5. What gives?
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7506 and 7507 are the same bulb but the pin offset on the base is different. Your car takes one or the other, check the factory bulb pin offset. If they are 180 degrees offset- 1156/7506, if they are 150 offset- 7507.
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7506 and 7507 are the same bulb but the pin offset on the base is different. Your car takes one or the other, check the factory bulb pin offset. If they are 180 degrees offset- 1156/7506, if they are 150 offset- 7507.
Hmm...the guy at the store said that 7506 and 7507 were the same...I might have to go back and physically check. If 7507 does fit, can I find it in clear?
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