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Old 05-15-2017, 04:55 PM   #1
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Front signal bulbs

Ok, I'm sure this has been discussed to death but I can't seem to get a 100% straight answer. I want to replace my OEM orange turn signal bulbs with Stealth Bulbs (look silver but illuminate amber). I either cannot find them on bulb compatibility sites OR I get conflicting part numbers / fitments. My car is an 05' 325ci Cabrio. Anyone know any certainties on this topic. I'm about to go cross-eyed searching. Ugh!
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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Pepboys has chrome/amber bulbs. Or check ebay. They have the full kit for like $30. Just double check if you have the straight pins or off-set pins.

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Old 05-15-2017, 05:10 PM   #3
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I believe the bulb model for FL Coupes is 7440 just google search 7440 Stealth Bulb. I personally do not notice the egg yolk look on mine or i got used to it.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:16 PM   #4
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Khoalty had them but i wouldn't want pay shipping just for those. Probably better check oreillys or something first. Our turn signal bulbs are 7506/1156(7506 and 1156 are the same thing).

Edit: they might be 7440 like Elrichmeister said, didn't realize you have a FL coupe. For sedans it's 7506/1156, i know that.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:30 PM   #5
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i used to think most "clear" bulbs look close enough to get the cheapest.
wrong.
not only does the color change between a lot of these when on not just off, but the quality does too.

i've since gone through several sets of bulbs, from Genuine BMW, Khoalty, etc.

i've had best success with the Stealth Brand bulbs. sorry can't answer your question about what your facelift coupe style takes.
Stealth have lifetime warranty.
if you go with another brand i would suggest seeing if FCP Euro carries it. because if its a filament bulb it will go out and then it would be covered under their company's Lifetime Warranty.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:53 PM   #6
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Personally I LOVE the "egg yolk" effect.

I did it on extra purpose with extra purpose on top. Extra amber.

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^ that's not "egg yolk" that's your bulbs ON you silly mango.
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Personally I LOVE the "egg yolk" effect.

I did it on extra purpose with extra purpose on top. Extra amber.
Yep, ditto. Don't mind the "egg yolk" look either. I believe it adds contrast to the simple clear corners. Front and rear.
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Yep, ditto. Don't mind the "egg yolk" look either. I believe it adds contrast to the simple clear corners. Front and rear.
i don't get it, why have clear at all then? why not just have Ambers then if you want contrast??
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i don't get it, why have clear at all then? why not just have Ambers then if you want contrast??
Cause at certain angles the amber disappears. It's like just a hint of amber. I too like the look and it keeps choosing bulbs simpler.
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i don't get it, why have clear at all then?
I dunno, same reason you have clear corners?
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Cause at certain angles the amber disappears. It's like just a hint of amber. I too like the look and it keeps choosing bulbs simpler.
must be a sedan thing
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I dunno, same reason you have clear corners?
well you have smoked corners. so you don't have "egg yolk" effect..you have burnt yolk
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well you have smoked corners. so you don't have "egg yolk" effect..you have burnt yolk
Your eyes must be failing you Alex. I do not have smoked corners.
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I found some 7440 LED bulbs that worked great. Very bright and no bulb out error. The only downside is that you can only get them in Japan and they're $50 a pair. I bought several pairs to save on shipping thinking that I would throw them on eBay -- just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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I found some 7440 LED bulbs that worked great. Very bright and no bulb out error. The only downside is that you can only get them in Japan and they're $50 a pair. I bought several pairs to save on shipping thinking that I would throw them on eBay -- just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Whoops I thought I attached a pic when I posted. Here's my post from when I installed them:

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But more importantly...drumroll.gif...the Japanese LEDs work freaking great!

Do you see these sweet ass bitties?







They output some hella good light and fill the reflector housing even better than the OE incandescent bulbs! Here's some comparisons with the LED in just the drivers side:

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Your eyes must be failing you Alex. I do not have smoked corners.
sure look like it from the photo.
again, must be a sedan thing

but probably my eyes are failing me
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