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Old 05-27-2003, 10:33 PM   #1
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Is it ok to file the bulbs for rear?

Hey guys,

Just wanted to know if it is ok to file the bulbs for rear. I orderes silvervisions, and the back dont fit. Only the front and sides go in perfectly.

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Old 05-28-2003, 12:27 AM   #2
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Re: Is it ok to file the bulbs for rear?

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Hey guys,

Just wanted to know if it is ok to file the bulbs for rear. I orderes silvervisions, and the back dont fit. Only the front and sides go in perfectly.

Thanks for you're help
yeah its ok...yur talking about that peg right? i got polarig red bulbs in the rear and those are fine..but when i had super whites i needed to clip off one of the nubbins...
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:22 AM   #3
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yup.. i went ghetto and filed mine on the edge of the curb =)
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Old 05-30-2003, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thats becuase you don't have OEM clears. If you went to Bimmian.com you can order for non-OEM or OEM PlatinumVisions. Otherwise file what you've got.
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Old 06-03-2003, 03:36 PM   #5
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Thats becuase you don't have OEM clears. If you went to Bimmian.com you can order for non-OEM or OEM PlatinumVisions. Otherwise file what you've got.
the clear lense has nothing to do with the slot that the light bulb fits into, its two completely different peices
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Do the housings of your turn signals burn out? along with the bottom of the bulbs? I'm using OEM clear bulbs and they still burn the metal piece of my house and my bulb bottom. And they tend to 'pop' loose whlie driving and my "Light Out" light comes on, I open it up and turn it a lil and it comes right back on.
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Yea, it's perfectly fine. I've filed mine too.
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