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Old 12-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #21
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get the bulbs from an X3 - they are oem, silver finish but light amber
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #22
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^ The X3 bulbs are Philips Silvervision PY21W. Can be had a bit cheaper through VW (part number: N 102 564 04) or under the Philips brand itself
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:59 PM   #23
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24953. (a) Any turn signal system used to give a signal of intention to turn right or left shall project a flashing white or amber light visible to the front and a flashing red or amber light visible to the rear.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #24
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:56 PM   #25
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I wouldn't reccomend chrome bulbs with depo corners. They WILL melt. Even regular orange bulbs will melt them. If you really want to preserve them you can always code your car to have the side markers to not come on when your headlights are on to minimize heat...but of course it's illegal in the US.
huh? I've ran my old bulbs and a set of chrome stealth bulbs and my DEPO corners are fine. No melting. No idea what you're talking about.



Back on topic, to quote myself, at one point, there were stealth bulbs sold under the Genuine BMW name:

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I have heard and seen on realOEM that BMW makes a kit of chrome bulbs that illuminate amber.
Unfortunately, it seems production has since been halted:

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:22 AM   #26
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huh? I've ran my old bulbs and a set of chrome stealth bulbs and my DEPO corners are fine. No melting. No idea what you're talking about.
Maybe you don't drive your a lot a night? Mine have definitely deformed and fog up whenever it rains.

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i have Depo R/C/R tails, depo clear corners and OEM clear side markers that i got from the dealership cheap, the Depo's hold up great, have bought them for all the e46's ive ever owned without any issues, and i also have the X3/x5 silver bulbs that blink yellow in the fronts and rears, love them.
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